I try to add weather radar (WMS) into Stores, here is steps:

  1. select WMS link from new Stores

  2. enter weather radar URL: https://geo.weather.gc.ca/geomet?service=WMS&version=1.3.0&request=GetCapabilities&layer=RADAR_1KM_RSNO

  3. After saving, and publish weather radar layer; in the Dimensions tab, I cannot find time or other attribute list.

But I can find following when open radar url in the browser like :

<Dimension name="time" units="ISO8601" default="2022-02-11T00:30:00Z" nearestValue="0">2022-02-10T21:30:00Z/2022-02-11T00:30:00Z/PT10M</Dimension>

How do I get it working?


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GeoServer can use time dimension on local resources, either raster or vector data. However, it cannot do the same on cascaded WMSs, the code to do that is simply missing. The reason is simple, nobody sponsored such development, up until now (funny enough, there is some support for WMTS instead).

So, someone has to write the code, or to sponsor a developer to do it on their behalf. Here is a guide for you: https://github.com/geoserver/geoserver/wiki/Successfully-requesting-and-integrating-fixes,-improvements-and-new-features-in-GeoServer

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