The TimeSlider functionality in the ArcGIS Server JS API is great for working with time-based vector features - you can scroll forwards and backwards through time to see the vector features which existed at a given time instant.
Has anyone created a similar time-slider for rasters?
I have a series of monthly weather grids which I'd like to display, allowing the user to scroll to any month (eg, show me the average rainfall for June).
The time-slider relies on the featureclass being defined in ArcMap with a Time attribute, but this isn't available for raster layers.
The best workaround I can think of is:
- create a separate map document for each raster
- build a separate tiled map service from each map document
- add a DOJO slider to the map, with increments to mark each raster
Is anyone aware of a better/faster approach? This will be quite a laborious process as it will mean creating and maintaining multiple MXDs and MSDs.