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I had a brief look at the stats for GIS.SE via http://data.stackexchange.com where you can create your own queries. I tried sorting by number of page views using the following query, which is also saved here.

SELECT TOP 100
    p.Id as [Post Link],
    p.AnswerCount as [Answers],
    Score as [Votes],
    ViewCount  as [Views]
FROM Posts p
ORDER BY p.ViewCount DESC

The top 10 by page views are listed below. I think it's a nice mix of cartography, theory, data conversion, and programming.

  • Examples of Beautiful Maps
  • How can I convert KML to ESRI's shapefile format?
  • How do I convert MapInfo TAB and/or MIF to SHP?
  • Concave Hull: Definition, Algorithms and Practical Solutions
  • How to a convert LiDAR XYZ files to DEM / DSM?
  • Export table from ArcGis to Excel file
  • What's the difference between a projection and a datum?
  • Why is the 'straight line' path across continent so curved?
  • How do I explain what GIS is for the 11 year old kid?
  • How do I access arcobjects from python?
  • +1 this is cool. I wonder how long the tail is, i.e. what percentage of all views goes to the top twenty percent viewed posts? – Kirk Kuykendall Jun 7 '11 at 17:52
  • I think this would be an excelent BLOG article. I inadvertently stumbled upon this one, and most casual users may never spend any time in META. – RyanDalton Feb 24 '12 at 22:13
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It is also interesting to look at the most upvoted answers:

SELECT top 12
     p.score, p.id as [Post Link]
FROM Posts p
WHERE p.PostTypeId = 2

GROUP BY p.score, p.id
ORDER BY p.score DESC

Here is an example of the output:

Score Post link
53    What is the most annoying fact about the GIS market/industry?
50    Why is the 'straight line' path across continent so curved?
45    How can I convert between KML and ESRI's shapefile format?
36    What is the most annoying fact about the GIS market/industry?
34    Comparison of JavaScript mapping libraries?
32    Colour blind cartography
32    GIS Pros - What free programs should every GIS user have installed?
30    What are the FOSS equivalents to these ArcGIS products?
29    How much math does a GIS Analyst need to know?
29    GIS Pros - What free programs should every GIS user have installed?
28    What's the difference between a projection and a datum?
28    What is the most annoying fact about the GIS market/industry?

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