This Question arises from a Question about the
analysis tag. There I suggested that analysis and geoprocessing are used here in a way that could possibly lead to them being synonyms. This led to discussion about whether analysis is actually broader than geoprocessing, or vice versa.
At the moment our tag wiki for
Geoprocessing is a GIS operation used to manipulate GIS data.
"... A typical geoprocessing operation takes an input dataset, performs an operation on that dataset, and returns the result of the operation as an output dataset. Common geoprocessing operations include geographic feature overlay, feature selection and analysis, topology processing, raster processing, and data conversion." --Wikipedia
Perhaps we can start to make some headway by either editing the tag wiki for
geoprocessing to make it equivalent to the Geoprocessing Framework of ArcGIS or coin a new tag of geoprocessing-framework to do that. I suspect that if we do the latter the former tag will probably be used any way and so I am inclined not to coin the new tag.
Would you be happy/OK to have geoprocessing represent only questions about the Geoprocessing Framework of ArcGIS? If so, we can then return to disambiguating the remainder of what currently gets tagged as
Personally, I am hoping for a A real solution to ambiguous tags to be implemented.