WMTS Time Dimension Support

Idea created by mcechini on Apr 3, 2017
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    • mcechini
    • mark.menzel@bom.gov.au

    When I add the NASA GIBS EPSG:3857 GetCapabilities endpoint to ArcGIS Online, it correctly parses it and I am able to add a layer.  However, ArcGIS Online is not parsing the GC to support the 'time' Dimension.  A sample Dimension element is seen here:

    <Dimension>
    <ows:Identifier>time</ows:Identifier>
    <ows:UOM>ISO8601</ows:UOM>
    <Default>2017-04-03</Default>
    <Current>false</Current>
    <Value>2017-02-15/2017-04-03/P1D</Value>
    </Dimension>

    When I add a parameter via the interface, it tacks it on as a query parameter, and does not follow the ResourceURL found in the Capabilities document.  A sample is seen here:

     

    https://gibs.earthdata.nasa.gov/wmts/epsg3857/best/AMSR2_Soil_Moisture_SCA_Day/default/{Time}/{TileMatrixSet}/{TileMatrix}/{TileRow}/{TileCol}.png

     

    Note that this usage of 'time' is compliant with Annex C of the WMS 1.3.0 specification, specifically using the "min/max/resolution" nomenclature for possible.

     

    So my idea/request is for ArcGIS to support custom Dimensions specified in a Capabilities document, especially 'time'.