Using WMS and ArcGIS Service to Arc Explorer

  1. Download ArcExplorer.
  2. Open ArcExplorer.
     
  3. From the 'Home' menu select add Content.
    screenshot of arc explorer navigation and toolbar
  4. Select GIS Services from the drop down menu.

To Add an ArcGIS service

  1. In the 'Add GIS Service' dialogue box, select ArcGIS Server.
    Screenshot of step one in adding arcgis service
  2. Enter one of the following URLs:
    www.ga.gov.au/gis/services
    www.ga.gov.au/gisimg/services
  3. Select Next

     
  4. In the 'Add GIS Service' dialogue box, navigate to the required service, and then select Add Service.
    screenshot choose a service for adding arcgis seervice in ArcExplorer

    The service should now be added.

To Add WMS

  1. In the 'Add GIS Service' dialogue box, select WMS. 
    screenshot of first step of adding WMS to ArcExplorer
  2. Enter the appropriate URL. (e.g. http://www.ga.gov.au/gisimg/services/topography/NATMAP_Digital_Maps_250K_2008Edition_WM/MapServer/WMSServer?)  
  3. Select Next.
     
  4. In the 'Add GIS Service' dialogue box, navigate to required service, and then select Add Service.
    screenshot of step of choosing a service for WMS in ArcExplorer

    The service should be added to ArcExplorer.