I got 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.

Any suggestions are appreciated.


Using the WMS-T standard is a requirement or a way to solve your case? You can use GeoServer parametrized SQL layers and use your own time parameter.

  • Thanks for the input. WMS-T is a requirement/request, but perhaps I can convince them to try something else. I'll certainly look into it when/if the case is on the table again.
    – Oyvind
    Sep 30 '13 at 20:43

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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