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What's the difference between this GIS site & the generic StackOverflow GIS tagged questions?

This one looks like it's more mapy, but ultimately when I'm looking for an answer to a question where should I post it?

http://gis.stackexchange.com https://stackoverflow.com/questions/tagged/gis

I'm also looking for information specifically on OpenLayers.

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If it's got to do with GIS ask it here. I see a lot of openlayers and GIS questions on SO.SE that are poorly answered, if at all. And 9 times out of 10 I think to myself "they should have asked it on GIS.SE, and sometimes I recommend it. I get a lot more responses and quality responses from people who really know GIS. Just my experience.

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I agree that GIS.SE is "more mapy" - especially in the sense of being more map API oriented.

If you have a question about a coding problem not related to the geospatial aspect of an application you're developing, I'd say you're better off on SO.

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I think it probably depends on the type of answer or speed you want it answered.
The FAQ for gis.stackexchange.com should describe the type of questions that are appropriate to ask here.
Stackexchange certainly has some attention of our users and others capable of answering gis questions.

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