Time slider play backwards

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11-12-2010 08:06 AM
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BenSperry1
Occasional Contributor
 It would be nice if you could play the time slider backwards (starting from the most recent to the oldest incrementally), just like it plays forward.
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DougCarroll
Would you consider adding a use case explaining more about this idea?  This sounds very interesting.  

Doug C.
BenSperry1
 For example:

The usefulness of my data diminishes over time. I track treatments of mosquito breeding sties. I am most interested in the last time the area was treated and then the time before that. 

If I could play time backwards I could see clearly which sites are getting old i.e how many days has it been from today that the area was treated.

Instead of tracking events over time I am measuring the distance from the present to a specific event or events.

I hope that helps 
DougCarroll
Very cool. I am giving this idea a thumbs up myself.  I will discuss this with the API Teams at our next Idea's meeting.  Thanks for contributing!
MeganRudolf
Yes, I need this too.
MeganRudolf
I have data from 2007-2015, but I need the layer to open at the 2015 data not the 2007 data as the layer currently does.  I add new data a few times a year and I need the newest data to be front and center.  I can't use ArcGIS Pro because my map is published with ArcGIS Online.
BarbaraGates

We also need this.  We display liquid in a network of pipes, and we want to be able to use the Time Slider to display data cumulatively while moving backward in time.  This would enable us to answer the following questions:

  • Where is the liquid now?
  • Where has it been in the last hour?
  • Where has it been in the last two hours?
NorthSouthGIS

What ever came of this discussion?