Questions tagged [scope]

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Is question trying to find file format that stores geographical map on topic for GIS SE?

I am trying to find file format that stores geographical map. I am not an expert, just a programmer, but my employers are. They want to export map from ArcGIS and my app should render it on its ...
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Asking hydrology, geology and geography questions on GIS Stack Exchange?

I've asked a lot of questions on here about implementing hydrology oriented algorithms in GIS systems. I feel like I've seen similar questions about implementing geography or geology questions in GIS ...
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Is question asking for mathematical formula for converting meter coordinates into pixels on topic?

Is a question asking for mathematical formula for converting meter coordinates into pixels on topic for this site? To clarify even more, if I have a point A( 30 meters, 56 meters ) in real life, and ...
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Are commercial services abusing GIS.SE policies?

This question is similar to Should we allow the site to become a support forum for a particular software?, although applies to commercial sites. I have been noticing many poorly worded and duplicate ...
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What to do about “what's wrong with my wall of text?” type questions?

I often see questions with huge amounts of source code and very small amounts of accompanying content that essentially amount to, "here is a large script, please debug it for me." (this is a recent ...
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What do we do with ggmap (and other R packages)?

Because my GIS use tends to be sporadic implementations in larger projects, I have found it most convenient to use R packages such as sp, maptools, and rgeos rather than a dedicated GIS engine. This ...
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Should questions asking for product, service, data and learning (course, book, website) recommendations be explicitly off-topic?

Many questions that ask explicitly for software, data, and other recommendations are closed at GIS Stack Exchange as being "primarily opinion-based" and/or "too broad". Examples of such questions can ...
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Where to ask questions about writing plugins and scripts for QGIS? [duplicate]

I have started delving into python stuff for QGIS and my questions are not really of interest to most users of GIS SE. Where should I ask questions about writing plugins and scripts for QGIS?
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Are questions about obtaining geospatial data on topic?

Based on @martin's answer, I would like to get some additional feedback on this question in the general case -- should we now direct questions about obtaining geospatial data to the new Open Data ...
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Where is proper place to ask questions about GIS tutorials,Training opportunities, Recent happenings, etc?

I recently got a new job as a GIS Coordinator for a state government office and I want to email our GIS users occasionally with GIS related stuff like mentioned above. I wanted to post asking users if ...
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Should Shopping List Questions be Off Topic (and Closed) on GIS Stack Exchange?

This Question is prompted by the Choosing Mobile GIS applications for Android Tablets? Question on Main which received its 21st Answer today. Such Shopping List questions are off topic at ...
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How to treat a “please do my homework for me” question?

I see questions like this every so often, usually the poster doesn't just copy and paste the text directly from their assignment, but one did as How to find ring of coverage of GPS Satellite on WGS-84 ...
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Is geography trivia on topic?

Finding GIS data for range of coast redwood? which was originally titled "Giant tree, probably of America" was closed as off-topic but was it really? Sure it had nothing to do with GIS, but it was ...
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Is this the place to ask Geonames questions?

I need to know how Geonames data dumps can be used to create a hierarchy like their webservice API provides. Is this site the place to ask this sort of question? I will of course make a fuller, ...
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questions for mobile android and ios system related to geographic data

Many questions like this are arising, tagged mobile and android, which are related to geographic data but not specifically to GIS. Should these questions be allowed here, or be migrated to android, ...
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Where do questions about QGIS plugin development belong?

Do questions relating to the development of QGIS plugins (interaction with the API, c++ and python, PyQT, other python modules, etc) belong on GIS SE or Stack Overflow?
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Should we expressly allow subjective questions on gis.stackexchange?

Prompted by a couple of comments to Space filling between random 2D lines as well as in response to my own What's the convention for "upside down" labels? I'm reminded that the policy of ...
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Should questions be asked on software not yet generally available?

Today I saw Can ArcGIS service pack be uninstalled at 10.1? which is about a software version (strictly speaking a service pack) that I understand is not yet released. Questions on commercial ...
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Discussing quality of Ordnance Survey Open Data?

I'm minded to post a fairly strong criticism (in the form of a question) of what I see as the very poor quality of some of the the datasets offered as open data by the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain....
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Is this paper map question appropriate for this site?

I work at a public library that houses an archival collection. We have a copy of a map lithograph from the Dominion Lands Office (Canada) dated 1878. I was trying to determine what the projection of ...
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Can Job Ads be posted on GIS SE?

Is it possible to post job ads somewhere at GIS SE? I have looked many places, but don't seem to find anything.
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How on-topic are ArcObjects code questions?

This question occurs to me because ArcObjects is a very GIS-centric beast, but it also has a strong basis in the nuts and bolts of programming and scripting. While it can be assumed that any question ...
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What is this site about, really?

I'm concerned about questions that have little to do with GIS but they involve somehow getting server or database software to run. Typical examples ask for help in communicating with servers, such as ...
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Code review for a specific piece of code

I know the Code Review Stack Exchange and posted a question there. Would gis.se be a place for gis code review? I mean, can someone pop in, and asks: can you review some piece of my code?
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Too many general reference questions?

Is it just me or are we seeing an increase in questions from very low rep users (<10) asking questions that can usually be answered by looking in the help pages. Most of these questions are left ...
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Are questions regarding 3rd party Esri extensions appropriate for this site?

I went back and forth on whether to post this question to the gis.stackexchange.com: What is the maximum, allowable field length for a FacilityID field in a Cityworks geodatabase? ESRI extensions ...
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Handling overlap with Stack Overflow?

How should we handle overlap with Stack Overflow? Unlike SU, where there is almost no overlap there is quite a bit of overlap between GIS and software devlopment. Both in terms of questions which ...

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