Get started with time

To work with time in ArcGIS Pro, you first must have a temporal layer or stand-alone table. Maps that contain temporal data provide additional functionality and controls to explore the data over time.


Non-OID tables do not support time visualization.

Define temporal properties

After you have added your temporal dataset, set time properties to visualize it through time using the time slider. For each time-enabled layer or stand-alone table, specify how the time values have been stored in the data.

Import an ArcGIS Desktop time-enabled map, globe, or scene document

If you have an existing map, globe, or scene document that was created in ArcGIS Desktop, you can import it into your project. This adds a new map to the project. If the document contains time-enabled layers, the new map will also contain layers with temporal properties defined. Any map that is opened will have the time slider control, and the temporal layers will display data based on the time set by the slider.

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