What's new for temporal data in ArcGIS 10.1

Visualizing data updates in live mode

In ArcGIS 10.1, you can visualize the most current updates to your temporal data using the live mode on the time slider. Visualizing the most recent updates to your data can be useful when you are tracking the movement of animals or monitoring the flow in the streams of your watershed. Depending on how often data is being updated, using the live mode will enable you to look at the location of the animals every few seconds or check the flow at various gauging stations every minute.

Learn more about visualizing data updates using the live mode

Working with time window

In ArcGIS 10.1, when visualizing temporal data using the time slider, you can configure the time window to either show all the data that lies within the time window or exclude the data that lies at the start or end time of the time window. Excluding the data at the start and end time of the time window removes the possibility of temporal data being repeated in consecutive time windows.

Learn more about setting the time window for the time slider

Adding time as text in the display

In ArcGIS 10.1, you show the time value as a text stamp in the display of ArcMap, ArcScene, or ArcGlobe. This is particularly useful when you want to include time as part of a printed or exported map image or video. Depending on your preferred view for working with time data, you can add time text to the data view as well as the page layout view.

Adding time text to the map

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