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Why does the [sqlserver.types] tag have a period in it?

I noticed that the sqlserver.types tag has a period in it. Most other tags have hyphens, like sql-server and sql-server-spatial. Should the sqlserver.types tag be changed to sql-server-types?
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Updating FME tags

As you may know, FME underwent a rebranding exercise recently. I've made a few suggested edits for tags, but I don't think I have the reputation to sort out synonyms properly. I'm also not sure which ...
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Merging [qgis] and [qgis-3] tags

Being fairly new on GIS SE, I often wondered, why there is a qgis and a qgis-3 tag. I can imagine it being once relevant, when QGIS 3 was fairly new, and a lot of people still used a 2.x LTR, plugins ...
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Merging [transparency] and [opacity] tags

The Main site currently has 12 questions tagged using transparency AND opacity. Do we need both tags? I ask because 100% transparency is the same as 0% opacity, and vice versa. Our wikis for the two ...
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Do we need to rename the ArcGIS JavaScript API tag?

Esri have once again decided to rename an existing product - the API previously known as the ArcGIS JavaScript API is now the ArcGIS Maps SDK for JavaScript. Do we need to rename the [arcgis-...
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Can [tag:select] be used for selecting purposes but not from a database?

Can select tag be used for selecting purposes but not from a database? When I check the user guidance of the select tag, it says: The selection of data from a database based on some criteria. If yes,...
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Moving community of GIS tool to GIS Stack Exchange

At FAO in the openForis initiative we build a tool called SEPAL : It's is a cloud computing platform for geographical data processing. It enables users to quickly process large amount of data without ...
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Do we need to add a new [webhook] tag?

WebHooks are an established technology in GIS. A webhook is a mechanism that allows an application to provide other applications with event-driven information. You can configure your webhooks to ...
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Enabling HTTPS tag

I wish I could use the HTTPS tag for a question related to enabling SSL but I had this warning which didn't let me create it. Could it be fixed? I think it is worth it.
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Do Google Earth and Google Earth Pro need separate tags?

Currently we have tags for: google-earth with 584 questions and a wiki excerpt of: Google's virtual globe application that allows users to view 3D buildings, imagery, terrain, any other ...
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Is tag [vector-grid] appropriate for the Leaflet plugin for vector tile layers (L.VectorGrid)?

The description of the vector-grid tag says: Use for questions about vector grids which are also known as fishnets However there are these questions, which are about the Leaflet plugin for vector ...
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Evaluation of tag [nearest-neighbor] being wrongly used to tag questions about [proximity]/[nearest] & [knn]? [duplicate]

I found Improving tagging of questions with [nearest-neighbor] and related tags addressing the issue exactly, but neither can I follow if there have been any changes made, nor, and more importantly, ...
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python-X vs pythonX tags

Would it be better to use, for example, python3 tag instead of python-3 because python3 is the command used to launch python3 on any operating system? A related and interesting question is Tagging ...
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Do we need [projection-mathematics] and [reprojection-mathematics] tags?

At Using/synonymizing/merging [coordinate-system] and [projection] tags? we synonymized a number of tags related to coordinate systems. Today I noticed Re-projection issues with Azimuthal Equidistant ...
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Should [Oracle-18c] tag be added?

I see that we have version-specific tags for Oracle: oracle-10g with 13 questions oracle-11g with 89 questions oracle-12c with 11 questions Do we need to add a tag for Oracle 18c?
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Do we need [customization] tag?

There is currently a customization tag which has 112 questions and a tag wiki excerpt of: Modifying the default state of an application to suit a user's preferences or to address the unique ...
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Are the [arcgis-portal] and [portal] tags duplicates?

It looks like there are two tags in GIS-SE that are related to the concept of portal: ArcGIS-Portal: Portal for ArcGIS allows you to share maps, applications, and other geographic ...
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Adding ArcGIS-10.7 tag

It looks like the ArcGIS 10.7 tag has not yet been added to GIS SE. Now that 10.7 is available, should we add this tag?
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Using [bbox] and [extents] tags?

We currently have tags for: bbox which has 32 questions and a tag wiki which says: bbox is a shortened form of bounding box extents which has 543 questions and a tag wiki which says: An extent ...
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How does the community feel about non-arcpy answers to arcpy questions?

Background Due do the nature of my current workload, I've been ending up at gis.stackexchange (instead of stackoverflow) more often. Once here, I poke around the python and help someone out if time ...
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Synonymizing ArcGIS dot release tags with ArcGIS major release tags?

The GIS Meta Q&A on Keep or delete [qgis-3] version tag? has resulted in: all the QGIS 3.x tags being made synonyms of the qgis-3 tag; and all the QGIS 2.x tags being made synonyms of the qgis-2 ...
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Are [iterator], [iteration] and [loop] tags all needed?

We currently have tags for: iterator with 262 questions and a tag wiki excerpt of In computer programming, an iterator is an object that enables a programmer to traverse a container. loop with ...
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Using [fields] and [field-properties] tags?

We currently have: 419 questions tagged only as fields which has a tag wiki excerpt of: In GIS, Fields, also known as attributes, contain information about features. 35 questions tagged only as ...
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Syntax highlighting needed for expression tag?

Syntax highlighting can be inferred from the question tag. It can be assumed, that for expression questions sql highlighting is appropriate in most of the cases, but this hint seems not to be present ...
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Using [labeling] and [label-expression] tags?

We currently have: 1,366 questions tagged only as labeling 10 questions tagged only as label-expression 9 questions tagged as both labeling and label-expression Do we need both the labeling and ...
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Keep or delete [qgis-3] version tag?

We have a versionless tag for qgis and individual tags for each minor version, eg qgis-2.18, qgis-3.0 and qgis-3.2. Now there's a new tag, qgis-3. Should qgis-3 be merged with one of the other ...
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Merging [pyqgis] and [pyqgis-3] tags

The release of QGIS 3 has brought many updates, one significant change is its Python bindings or as it's more commonly known as PyQGIS. I have noticed the recent introduction of the pyqgis-3 tag, here ...
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Can we merge all of our current tag synonyms?

According to What are tag synonyms and merged tags? How do they work? All good tag synonyms should eventually be merged. Currently, we have 60 non-merged, and stable synonyms (see EvilGenius's ...
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Re-tagging to de-emphasize ArcGIS Desktop product in favour of its applications?

At Using tags [arcmap] and [arcgis-desktop]? consensus is being built to cease tagging every new question about the ArcGIS Desktop product with the arcgis-desktop tag in favour of a tagging scheme ...
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PySHP tag missing syntax highlighting [duplicate]

The pyshp tag is missing the appropriate syntax highlighting setting. It should be set to lang-py.
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Using tags [arcmap] and [arcgis-desktop]?

Edit: so far, the top two leading answers suggests replacing (or reducing use of) arcgis-desktop with more specific tags. Therefore, I suggest narrowing the discussion about doing something (or not) ...
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Improving use of tags [postgis] and [postgresql]?

Is there anything we can do to improve how questions are tagged postgresql and/or postgis in GIS SE? PostgreSQL is an object-relational database which supports spatial/geometry data, hence, there are ...
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Tagging with jts-topology-suite and/or jsts?

We currently have tags for: jsts with 5 questions and a tag wiki excerpt that advises to: Use this tag when referring to the jsts (java) library jts-topology-suite with 84 questions and a tag ...
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How are [clip] and [crop] tags different?

Currently, we have clip x700 and crop x57. Their excerpts mostly overlap: Clip: To limit or reduce the extent of one dataset by the extents or boundary of another. Crop: In this context means ...
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How many tags for kriging interpolation?

I have just read a question tagged cokriging, and this tag currently has only two questions under it. I paid attention into this subject because I had previously helped curating the kriging tag (see:...
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When is it appropriate to tag Python or Arcpy?

This metapost discusses the use of python tags for Shapely libraries and the top-voted answer suggests that removing the python tags limits the potential audience as those who favourite the python tag ...
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Rename tag: proj.4 to proj

Recently the familiar projection library PROJ incremented the major version number from 4 to 5, as described in the NEWS file. Version 4 of this software is popularly known as PROJ.4, however newer ...
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Using tags for large datasets and big data?

We currently have tags for: large-datasets with 73 questions difficult to process and manage because the size is usually bigger than the limits software can normally deal with. big-data with 41 ...
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Do we need both [attributes] and [attribute-table] tags?

We currently have tags for: attribute-table with 1,030 questions: A tabular set of data linked one-to-one to a set of spatial features. attributes with 522 questions: A characteristic of an ...
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Is [custom-coordinate-system] tag needed?

We have a custom-coordinate-system tag with 40 questions. It does not have a tag wiki or even an excerpt to guide us in its usage. We also have a coordinate-system tag with 4,557 questions and of ...
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Is [software-version] tag needed?

We currently have a software-version tag (with 21 questions) which has no tag wiki or even an excerpt to guide us in its usage. Do we need it and, if so, when should it be used?
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Do we need [s] tag?

There is only one question with s tag. There isn't information about this tag and question where was used has no information about an "s" tool, action, data type, etc. This tag can be confused with ...
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Usage of [path] tag

Is there anything I can do to tidy (somewhat) ambiguous tag path? I noticed the tag path has been used for two areas. One is the path to files in a computer system. Another is related to network or ...
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Current use of tags [geotiff] and [tiff]

Consider tags geotiff (x827) and tiff (x240) with their respective tag excerpts: [tiff]: Use this tag when referring to Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) within the GIS environment. [geotiff]: ...
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Scoping History of GIS?

The question https://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/264654 (which has been since self-deleted) was about: who were the early cartographers best known for enriching their maps with imagery or ...
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How to search for ALL questions concerning ArcGIS, QGIS or others?

The question How to easy search (using tags) - using * ? has already shown a way how to use asterisks (*) with tags for better search. But assuming an example of "Is there a way how to search for ...
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How many tags for QGIS model building?

There are currently these tags related to QGIS model building: qgis-modeler (160 questions) with a tag wiki excerpt (and tag wiki): An application of QGIS used to develop models utilizing a large ...
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How to easy search (using tags) - using *?

Is there a way how to search for ideally all questions concerning e.g. ArcGIS when they do not have a tag [arcgis-desktop] easier then manually listing all tags like tags with different versions of ...
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Do we need image classification tags?

After reading What to do about [labeling] and [classification] tags? about labeling and classification, it became clear to me that many, if not most, of the posts on our site about classification ...
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What to do about [labeling] and [classification] tags?

I've noticed an overlap of subjects between tags labeling (x1185) and classification (x363), in which the concept of the former is contained in the latter (see questions within GIS SE and tag excerpts)...
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