I'm trying to do a time series in carto.

My data table has the following:

-polygon geometry (geom)
-polygon name (string) - eg State name
-category (string)
-date (datetime)

Someone asked the question I'm looking to answer as Is it possible to add a timeline play button in CARTO Builder?, but even though I have a timedate column, and have been able to add the widget, when I look under the style tab, I don't have the animated option.

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Does anyone have any idea what the issue is?


Aggregated styles are only available for point data. Layers containing other geometries, such as lines or polygons, won't show the AGGREGATION options in the STYLE tab.

A possible workaround is to use a Centroid Analysis to find the centroids of your polygons, which will result in a point layer, then style that point layer as an animated map.

You can learn more about these analysis in the corresponding CARTO Guides: Animated Maps and Find Centroid From Geometries

  • Hi arredond, will there ever be an animated style for polygon geometries?
    – AndreasK
    May 22 '17 at 7:09

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