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I've seen several questions mentioning seabed.

And others mentioning seafloor.

And more about ocean bathymetry.

Is there some tag that could tie all these together?

Update

I just went in and successfully added a tag for seabed.

But when I try to add seafloor as a synonym for seabed, I get this: enter image description here

Is there some way around this?

  • We could keep them all by making them synonyms. – whuber Apr 5 '12 at 17:15
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    Suggestion - Oceanography as a group tag? – Mapperz Apr 5 '12 at 17:18
  • Good idea, mapperz, but it strikes me that "oceanography" is a lot broader than the mapping of the sea floor: that, more properly, is "bathymetry," pure and simple. It could be appropriate to have separate oceanography and bathymetry tags. – whuber Apr 5 '12 at 17:29
  • In jest, how about a boat-programming tag? – Andy W Apr 5 '12 at 18:07
  • 'cartography' tag is broad subject but we still have 124 questions tagged with it - suggest we 'keep them all by making them synonyms'.... see meta.gis.stackexchange.com/questions/760/… – Mapperz Apr 5 '12 at 21:03
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    How about "offshore"? It is more generic and inclusive than the other options. – Matthew Snape Apr 8 '12 at 11:03
  • @MatthewSnape +1 That would make sense for users in the oil industry. – Kirk Kuykendall Apr 9 '12 at 19:04
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I would suggest "Marine". This is consistent with the Arc Marine data model that is used for coastal, seas, and oceans (including sea beds). http://dusk.geo.orst.edu/djl/arcgis/ (And despite the name, Arc Marine is not really Esri specific.)

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    Thanks for the link. I never would have thought to search on marine for this sort of thing. – Kirk Kuykendall Apr 11 '12 at 14:46
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Exactly one question so far has the tag and nobody has a 5 score for it. You perhaps intended to suggest synonyms for . The interface is confusing, because it does not make it clear which of the two tag names will be replaced by the other. To help you out, I have just made and synonyms for .

  • Thanks. Seems strange that anyone can create a new tag, but can't create a synonym for the tag at the same time. – Kirk Kuykendall Apr 9 '12 at 19:01
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    +1 Bathymetry is probably the most appropriate parent-tag for all of these, anyway. – nmpeterson Apr 9 '12 at 20:31

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