I have a vector file of Africa containing all its countries. I have a CSV file containing a time series of monthly precipitation per African country. Is there a way to use Time Manager (or anything else) in computing a series of images containing all countries with their corresponding precipitation value over time?

So what I would like to achieve is an image of Africa with all countries having a different color based on a precipitation-value, and this for every month over a period of about 30 years. Obviously I would like to avoid having to make 12 x 30 separate images myself.

Africa shapefile containing all countries

csv containing precip time series per African country

Tutorials that I find only show how to use Time Manager with a CSV that contains spatial data, which is not the case for me. If I add all the precip-data as columns to the attribute table of the Africa shapefile, I have the problem of only being able to select one column for Time Manager to run. If I do it the other way around I can only do it for one country in stead of all countries simultaneously.

Any suggestions as to how I can achieve this?


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It's currently not possible to use multiple columns with timestamps. If you are able to provide a pull request to add the feature and accompanying tests, please feel free to do so.

For now, you have to reformat your data to use it with TimeManager.

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