View time maps (Map Viewer)

A time slider at the bottom of a map indicates that the map includes one or more time-enabled layers, and you can move the slider to see how the information changes over time. Using the slider, you can control the animation of the data with buttons to play and pause, go to the previous time period, and go to the next time period. You can configure time settings for a map to adjust playback speed, time intervals, and so on.

Follow these steps to use the time-enabled layers in a map:

  1. In Map Viewer, open the map containing the layer or add the layer directly.
  2. On the Contents (dark) toolbar, click Layers Layers to open the Layers pane.
  3. Select the time-enabled layer.
  4. On the Settings (light) toolbar, click Time Time to show the time slider.

    If this option is not visible, verify that time has been enabled on the layer.

  5. Click Play Play to begin animating the map.
  6. Optionally, use the slider to manually adjust the time period that appears on the map.

    The date dynamically updates as you move the slider to display the selected time period.

  7. Click Pause Pause to pause the animation.
  8. Click Previous Previous to go back to the last data interval.
  9. Click Next Next to advance to the next data interval.
  10. Optionally, click Time Time on the Settings (light) toolbar to hide the time slider.