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View time maps

If you see a time slider at the bottom of a map, that map includes one or more temporal layers, and you can play the map to see how the information changes over time. Using the slider controls, you can control the animation of the data with buttons to play/pause, go to previous time period, and go to next time period.

  1. Open the map in the map viewer.
  2. Look for a time slider at the bottom of the map. If the time slider is not visible, this means that the map does not contain any time-aware layers or that the time-aware layers are not currently visible.
  3. Click the Play button to begin animating the map.
  4. If you want, use the sliders to manually adjust the time period that appears on the map.
  5. Click the Pause button to pause the animation.
  6. Click the Previous button to go back to the last data interval.
  7. Click the Next button to advance to the next data interval.
  8. To adjust the playback speed, click the Time Settings button Time Settings to the right of the slider and move the slider toward Slower or Faster. You can configure other time settings as well.