I set up a layer with "time" dimension in GeoServer, but I'm having quite a hard time figuring out how to use it...

It is a vector layer with some polygons in it. This is my layer configuration for Time Dimension:

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Since I set a valid default value, I am able to get that default value simply calling my layer:


but I can't possibly figure out how to get the map for different time values!

Also, is it possible to use the 'time' parameter in the WFS too?

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basically use TIME=value& at the end of the WMS request. For a range of values you need to use TIME=start/end&. If you look in the GetCapabilities response you will see the values of time that will work.

See this tutorial for a brief explanation.

  • Thank you very much, iant! I will try and look in the GetCapabilities to see possible values for my query
    – Muryan
    Commented Nov 27, 2014 at 14:43
  • It's working! I was just querying for the wrong values. Thank you again
    – Muryan
    Commented Nov 27, 2014 at 15:17

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