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Connect to HDW Map Data with ArcCatalog

Use the steps below to configure ArcCatalog (a component of the Esri ArcGIS software) to connect to and use the HRSA Data Warehouse (HDW) map and feature services located at https://gis.hrsa.gov.

STEP 1: Open ArcCatalog from the desktop. From the left-side pane in the window, choose GIS Servers to expand the list of options. See Figure 1: The ArcCatalog Table of Contents

FIGURE 1: The ArcCatalog Table of Contents

Screen shot of the ArcCatalog table of contents

 

STEP 2: Double-click the “Add ArcGIS Server” option.

FIGURE 2: Add ArcGIS Server Wizard

Screen shot of the ArcCatalog ArcGIS Server Wizard

 

STEP 3: Choose “Use GIS services” option and click “Next.”

FIGURE 3: ArcGIS Server Connection Parameters

The ArcGIS Server Connection Parameters

 

STEP 4: Enter https://gis.hrsa.gov/arcgis/services for Server URL. Skip user Name and Password. Finally, click “Finish” to create the connection in ArcCatalog.

STEP 5: Open ArcMap and click the Add Data button (Add Data button ) on the ArcMap toolbar to open the “Add Data” dialog. Pull down the “Look in” list and choose “GIS Servers” as shown in Figure 4: Add Data Dialog Box.

FIGURE 4: Add Data dialog box

The Add Data dialog box

 

STEP 6:Select the server you previously created or used. Double-click on the server connection created in Step 2 - 5. Once connected to ArcGIS Server, map and feature services will be listed in the Add Data dialog box. Choose the map or feature service you want to add from the list of services. See Figure 5:List of ArcGIS map and feature services available at gis.hrsa.gov.

FIGURE 5: List of ArcGIS map and feature services available at gis.hrsa.gov

The HRSA Data Warehouse List of Feature Services list

 

STEP 7: Map Services are represented by the (ArcGIS Map Service icon ) icon. Feature Services are represented by the (ArcGIS Feature Service icon ) icon. For map services (ArcGIS Map Service icon ) and feature services (ArcGIS Feature Service icon ), users can either add the whole service or drill down one more level, to select individual layers. Figure 6: Selecting the CMSApprovedFacilities_FS ArcGIS feature service shows the entire CMSApprovedFacilities_FS feature service under HealthCareFacilities folder.

FIGURE 6: Selecting the CMSApprovedFacilities_FS ArcGIS feature service

Selecting the CMSApprovedFacilities_FS ArcGIS feature service.

 

STEP 8: Figure 7: Contents of ArcMap shows the contents of available features in ArcMap after adding the CMSApprovedFacilities_FS feature service. Users may control the layers displayed in their map by selecting and unselecting the check box next to the layer name.

FIGURE 7: Contents of ArcMap

ArcCatalog Table of Contents after adding a map service

 

As the data in the data warehouse changes, the available features will also change. Each time data are updated, the change is noted on the Data Sources and Refresh Dates page of the HDW website.

Note: To export from ArcMap or ArcCatalog, limit the dataset to 1000 features or less. To download the full dataset, download the Shapefile data from the Data Download (https://datawarehouse.hrsa.gov/data/datadownload.aspx) page.