The ARC3WMS client is an ArcView 3 extension (.AVX) that provides access to data sets stored on a Web Map Server (WMS).
WMS is an internet mapping protocol published by the OpenGIS Consortium. WMS servers publish map images to remote clients using standard internet technologies. There are WMS servers for LandSat data, USGS DOQ photos, bathymetry, and many other data types.
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The WMS Client is packaged as an ArcView extension. Download and/or run the file ARC3WMS_Beta2_0_1.exe to install the extension locally.
Open ArcView and choose the Extensions item from the File menu. Select the "WMS Support" entry and click OK to proceed.
ARC3WMS works by reading a configuration file that tells it what server to connect to and what layers to read from that server.
To demonstrate this, try opening one of the example configuration files:
To connect to a different WMS server, open one of the example .OGC files in a text editor and edit it to point to the new server and layers. Note that you will have to provide valid entries for layer names, spatial reference systems, etc. This information can be easily read from the service "capabilities file".