I can't find any options in ArcGIS timeslider to create a timeline like presented in this video. The video itself is a guide for creating time animation, but no information is given how to create such timeline like in the end.

I have tried to search some information about that and can't find anything usefull.

Does ArcGIS support such functionality?

I need an auto-refreshed timeline (which is presented not as usual date text). It should be animated line where each date is a vertical line on a timeline. Also I need to label each date on it as a text. See picture below (frame by frame animation).

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Added a post at ArcGIS Idea, to add such functionality.


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ArcGIS does not have functionality beyond what you already mentioned; the time slider. The time slider offers no options on customization, such as appearance. I have created graphics like the one shown in the video. In order to accomplish these graphics I made use of Adobe Flash. Map data can be exported from ArcGIS into Adobe Flash by executing File -> Export Map and then selecting AI (*.ai) as your file type.

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