Because my GIS use tends to be sporadic implementations in larger projects, I have found it most convenient to use R packages such as
rgeos rather than a dedicated GIS engine. This suits me well, and I can often find help in using these packages here on GIS SE. In my workflow, I have found
ggmap to be extraordinarily useful.
With all of these packages, but with
ggmap especially, there seems to be little consensus over where these questions belong. Simply looking at recent questions on Stack Overflow and GIS.SE reveals that questions including
ggmap get about the same amount of traffic and similar answers on both sites.
Should I ask these questions on SO so that I can get attention from a wider community? Or should I ask them here to get a more dedicated audience? If the latter, should we start directing
ggmap questions from SO? Does it really matter?
This question and answer is what actually precipitated this question, because I looked for a solution here first.