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?

UPDATE 1: I need an autorefreshed 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. Upvotes are welcome.

  • I've watched the last part of the video which is what I think you intended from your link but I am unclear what it is you are asking. Would you be able to describe in words what your "timeline" requirement is so that we can better know what you are looking for, please? That way anyone who views the video will have a better idea of what to look for, and if the link breaks we will still have the words to fall back on to understand what this question is asking. – PolyGeo Aug 12 '14 at 7:00
  • Question is updated to to describe more what I need. – Comrade Che Aug 12 '14 at 9:16
  • Do you mean the timeline at the bottom of the map from 12:47 to 13:03 in the video? I think that was done in post-production outside of Arc. It's possible within Arc, but would take some work. You'd need to draw the graphic elements (line, moving marker, date points), then animate the marker element using keyframes on the Animation Toolbar. I posted some starting point resources at this question that may help. – Chris W Aug 12 '14 at 19:42
  • Thx for your comment, Chris W. I wonder why Esri don't add such functionality as a standart option, for me timelines like that is needed very often. – Comrade Che Aug 13 '14 at 3:21
  • i have the same question like you Mr.Chris. did you manage eventually to solve this. – user77285 Jul 4 '16 at 13:55

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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