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Why not answering questions?

I bumped into this situation a lot: There is a question, an easy one usually. Some very advanced members of the site give the anwser but in the comment section. The OP say thank you and never come ...
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Finding out what happened to edit

I asked Remove elongated, "thin" parts of shapes (preferably R, otherwise python/QGIS) and got a helpful answer that pointed me in the right direction, but was somewhat minimalistic. I ...
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LASTools future

As many of you may have heard Martin Isenburg, who was the founder and main developer of LASTools has passed away. LASTools is used extensively by different companies, universities and governments and ...
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Can [tag:select] be used for selecting purposes but not from a database?

Can select tag be used for selecting purposes but not from a database? When I check the user guidance of the select tag, it says: The selection of data from a database based on some criteria. If yes,...
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Is asking for textbook recommendations on-topic?

Recently I asked this question: Why accurate area of all countries cannot be obtained using a single EPSG code, even if it corresponds to an equal-area projection? It was pointed out in the comments ...
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Unpinning accepted answer from top of list of answers on GIS SE

As of today, Unpinning the accepted answer from the top of the list of answers has been implemented for Stack Overflow. Would we like to see the same to be done for GIS SE? This discussion feeds into ...
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Posting PROJ question on Stack Overflow and not GIS SE

Recently, I posted this question to Stack Overflow: How to find a particular coordinate on a Sentinel image using proj:transform? Was I right to post it there, or would GIS SE be a better fit?
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What is the canonical question to close "layers with the same CRS not overlapping" questions as duplicate of?

What is the canonical question to close "layers with the same CRS not overlapping" questions as duplicate of? In particular when the user has set a projection/CRS (incorrectly) instead of ...
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Closing questions specific to very old software versions

Sometimes one stumbles across (old) questions that are specific to very outdated software versions, where the answers also contribute nothing relevant for today's likely users. The questions were ...
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Questions about new GIS tool being downvoted or closed

In Moving community of GIS tool to GIS Stack Exchange I asked if it was possible to move the SEPAL GIS community to the GIS Stack Exchange, or at least let people ask questions there. I understand ...
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Community Ads for 2021

September update: Community Ads are now live network-wide. All ads with a score of 6 or higher, or with a score of 4 or higher and no downvotes will be displayed (except for any that have a note from ...
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Thanking others when asking question

I asked my second question (Reloading attributes of selected item using GeoServer/OpenLayers) and ended it with "Thank you for any suggestions", since I found that polite. A moderator ...
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How to treat questions/answers that can be slightly modified to become useful in future? [duplicate]

On the GIS SE there are questions as well as answers based on QGIS Software versions: 1,2,3 (maybe 4 in the upcoming decade). These questions/answers I would probably split into three groups, that are:...
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Where to report back about optimal settings for the script provided in an answer

To one of my questions, I got an answer that was what I was looking for. The script provided requires a few input values and I tested different settings to see which one is the most efficient (this in ...
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Why question about looking for geograpic dataset with specific requirements was closed as "relating to general IT or with no clear GIS component"?

I was worried that Is there any open waterway/lake dataset more detailed than 10m Natural Earth and less detailed than OpenStreetMap? may be too subjective (that is why I tried selecting objective ...
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Moving community of GIS tool to GIS Stack Exchange

At FAO in the openForis initiative we build a tool called SEPAL : It's is a cloud computing platform for geographical data processing. It enables users to quickly process large amount of data without ...
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On Imagery: best practice opinions for folder arrangement? [closed]

Considering a long multi-project time horizon, What is most useful folder arrangement for you when it comes to imagery? Sensor type > Date > Resolution > Project name or Date > Res > ...
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Promoting FOSS community events

Should we (at least temporarily, e.g. some days or weeks before they occurs) promote FOSS community events (e.g. https://fosdem.org/2021/schedule/track/geospatial/) somewhere on GIS Stack Exchange?
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Getting underlying thought of someone who has put bounty on old question

This is a current example, someone has placed a bounty on an old question: Does QGIS work with Anaconda? That's all fine, but how can you guess that person's current problem if he or she can't change/...
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What has become of the user Joseph user:25814?

What has become of the user @Joseph user:25814 https://gis.stackexchange.com/users/25814/joseph? And how is the community prepared to behave in such cases?
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2020: a year in moderation

As we say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new one, we have a tradition of sharing moderation stats for the past 12 months. As most of you here are aware, sites on the Stack Exchange network ...
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User @whuber not moderating anymore

I may be wrong, but I have not recently seen @whuber in the list of moderators. I do not remember any GIS SE elections (maybe I have overlooked them) that took place in the previous quarter, so why is ...
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Is it necessary to add a minimal code to question when self-answering?

Besides being beneficial to people, it is also useful for future me to add here my problem I encountered and its solution (not existing in GIS SE) as a question and answer. I frequently find myself ...
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What is the purpose of very old questions appearing on the top?

Than and when, old or even very old questions appear automatically at the top of the questions - right now this one here: Anyone know where I can find a file like this for Pakistan? I am aware of this ...
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Syntax highlighting for QGIS expressions

Do we have a special highlighting version for QGIS expressions? Most of the expressions used are simple and therefore do not necessarily need to be highlighted, but if they become more complex, it can ...
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Paste an image after codeblock

After successfully formatting codeblocks after a numbered paragraph, I have a follow up question: How can I paste an image after the codeblock? This is the example: https://gis.stackexchange.com/a/...
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Are we allowed to speak in native language in GIS.SE chat rooms?

Especially on technical issues, it is hard to use/find the right word or sentence in a foreign language (in English for many people here). I occasionally don't post an answer to a question which I ...
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Formatting text as code inside a numbered paragraph

In an answer, I use a numbered list and try to insert code. However, inside of the numbered passage, formatting as code does not work and I was not able either to paste the code to a next paragraph, ...
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Am I eligible to use content of questions in my educational materials?

I would like to create a tutorial/book/materials on a using a Virtual Layer in QGIS. My aim is to expand the QGIS's documentation with practical examples, demonstrating the usage of the VL in solving ...
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Question closed as a duplicate - points instead of two shapefiles

The question that I posted some months ago was closed as a duplicate. Point dataset from CSV showing up outside of known region The duplicate that moderators tagged is listed here: Adjusting extents ...
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Open a new tab for added links

When we add a link to any answer or a user asks a question adding a link, our site should open a new page instead of launching the link on the same page.
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Choosing Stack Exchange site for general geography questions [duplicate]

Is there any Stack Exchange site for geography questions that don't fit here because they don't require or make use of GIS?
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Review: Delete or Recommend deletion

When reviewing Low Quality Posts why does my reviews become "Delete" when others say "Recommend Deletion". Is there a difference? Do I have more "power"?
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Changing Google Earth Engine support link text and image

At the bottom of the Google Earth Engine Data Catalog, there are a number of links to further information and support options. One is a link to GIS Stack Exchange with the text and image referring to ...
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Undelete question about population by timezone offset?

I thought (What percent of earth's population live in a time zone whose UTC offset (in hours) is not a multiple of 1?), was a good, on-topic question since it: articulates a quite complicated ...
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SSL certificate for meta.gis.stackexchange.com expired/domain mismatch

The SSL certificate for meta.gis.stackexchange.com expired on 2020-09-06. Also, it is not valid for that domain... The domain is apparently only a redirect to gis.meta.stackexchange.com, which has a ...
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Why simple answers bring that much reputation?

Can someone explain to me why my answer in this thread Generating rectangle centered by point in QGIS got that highly ranked? I am not mad, but honestly saying, I did not use any magic, I did not ...
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Code blocks are hard to distinguish from normal text

Especially when syntax highlighting is off (e.g. because of the lack of proper tags like here), code blocks are hard to distinguish from normal text, because the default background is already grayish: ...
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Several separate answers OR One answer with several nested answers?

I am wondering about an approach(a manner of answering) which can be used when I possess several solutions to a single question. How shall I tackle it? Shall I put each solution as a new answer or it ...
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Why is link only answer flag declined?

I came across this link only answer in review queue, and marked it as VLQ. It now has downvotes and similar comments that it's link-only. However, it is declined with the following response: declined ...
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Do we need to add a new [webhook] tag?

WebHooks are an established technology in GIS. A webhook is a mechanism that allows an application to provide other applications with event-driven information. You can configure your webhooks to ...
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Enabling HTTPS tag

I wish I could use the HTTPS tag for a question related to enabling SSL but I had this warning which didn't let me create it. Could it be fixed? I think it is worth it.
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What to do when question edits were rolled back?

I made some edits to Importing quadtiles to qgis or other program?. However, the author decided to rollback. What is my proper/polite behaviour in these circumstances? Perhaps, I am exaggerating the ...
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Why is " Very Low Quality" on this question declined?

I just noticed that my flag for low quality question to this answer to GDAL & Python 3 environment variable is declined, and reviewed it as prompted. But why is it declined? There is another ...
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Product recommendation / map request on-topic?

I'm looking for a beautifully drawn wall map of all of Europe (from Portugal until all the way where the Urals meet the Arctic Ocean, possibly including the islands in the Arctic Ocean associated with ...
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Could we inherit the stackoverflow "dark mode" here on GIS.SE?

Just a thought; I'm wondering if it could be possible for -- night owls -- to somehow "inherit" the newly developed "dark mode" on Stackoverflow also on sub-sites, in particular on our, here on GIS.SE?...
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How can GIS SE increase the voting activity within the community?

I'd like to see an increase of voting across the GIS SE community. I don't have any data that I can point to, only anecdotally. It seems the majority of posts only garner a handful of votes at best ...
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Filter questions by "has answer"?

Today I was searching through tags related to rasterization and wanted to filter by questions that have an answer. I couldn't find an easy way to do this. See the screenshot below: On the left you ...
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Why do people make lame edits to my post?

Somebody just edited my post! They removed the last line in the post, that was just my name. This is a 3 years old post, that was answered very competently by @john-powell, 3 years ago. What is the ...
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Making the chat more visible?

A proposed feature After Vince suggested to a user who had a question that it could be treated as a nice open discussion on the chat, I tried to search for it on our main page. I found only two ...

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