I have a case where WMS-T is desired, preferably using GeoServer. The input data contains two date fields with start and end date, which describes a timespan.

However, in GeoServer it seems that one can only specify one time field for dimensions.

Is there a way to get around this ?

I am thinking that one possible scenario would be to use PostGIS for serving data, and create a view/PL-pgSQL that does some of the logic.

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If using the WMS-T standard is a requirement or a way to solve your case, then you can use GeoServer parametrized SQL layers and use your own time parameter.


Current GeoServer (2015) supports defining an optional "End Attribute" for time in the Edit Layer/Dimensions tab. Ref: http://docs.geoserver.org/latest/en/user/webadmin/data/layers.html#webadmin-layers-edit-dimensions

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