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Questions tagged [tags]

Tags are keywords or labels that categorize and group your question with other, similar questions.

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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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Should we merge the [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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How many ArcGIS API for JavaScript tags are needed?

In Implementing new tag for version 4 of ArcGIS API for JavaScript? it looked like the community wanted (or at least were not suggesting any alternatives) to phasing out the arcgis-javascript-api tag (...
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Is meta tag [qgis] needed?

Another question intended for Main was just asked here on Meta: Saving Geo-Tif from QGIS creates black TIF? I suspect part of the reason askers of such questions think they have found the right ...
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Why are there ArcPy related and tagged questions on Stack Overflow?

I was looking for an ArcPy related info on Google and it led me to a Stack Overflow (not GIS SE) question tagged with an ArcPy tag. Wouldn't it be more logical to have all those questions transfered ...
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Are separate tags for [geocoding] and [locator] needed?

We currently have these two tags: geocoding with 631 questions and a tag wiki excerpt of: A GIS operation for converting street addresses into spatial data that can be displayed as features on a ...
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Do we need [scripting] and [automation] tags?

There are currently tags for: scripting which has 316 questions and a tag wiki excerpt of: The act of setting up computing instructions, usually stored in a file and interpreted at run time. ...
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Reviewing ArcGIS Pro tagging post-release of version 2.0?

Now that ArcGIS Pro 2.0 has been released, and new questions in that version are outnumbering those about the earlier versions, I think we should revisit Changes to ArcGIS Pro tag in preparation for ...
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Do we need [programming] tag?

There is currently a programming tag which has 98 questions and a tag wiki excerpt of: The act or process of planning or writing a computer program. Is it needed, or does having a tag for the ...
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Do we need [troubleshooting] tag?

There is currently a troubleshooting tag which has 29 questions and a tag wiki excerpt of: A form of problem solving, often applied to repair failed products or processe [sic] Is it needed, or a ...
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Tag for trying to do the same in other software

Sometimes I see questions as "... in ArcMap I used to do this process, but in QGIS I don't know how to do it... " or question like Loading GeoTiff with specified color band from ArcGIS to QGIS? Is ...
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Do we need [code] tag?

There is currently a code tag which has 46 questions and a tag wiki excerpt as: in this context implies a set of computer programming instructions. Do not use for questions relating to error ...
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Should [qgs] and [qgis-project] tags be synonyms?

Should we make these two tags synonyms? It seems that currently open questions in qgs seem to be a bit more about the file format / XML content (and its creation or manipulation outside of QGIS) and ...
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should geofence be a synonym for geofencing?

I noticed a question today about the GeoServer add on GeoFence that was tagged with geofencing which is not what it is about at all. Looking at the tag at least three of the ten most recent questions ...
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Should we delete the 'python-crash' tag?

A question with this tag appeared in the feed today, when I clicked on the python-crash tag, I found that only 2 questions had the tag. Does this specific tag add value? Should we retag to python ...
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Is it possible to program website behavior in response to lists of tags?

In Do multiple GIS software tags equal multiple questions? the issue is raised as to how to respond to certain combinations of tags, in particular the presence of tags for multiple GIS software ...
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Do multiple GIS software tags equal multiple questions?

Calculate change between two sets of district lines was placed on hold because it contained tags for qgis, R, and arcgis-desktop. The question is said to be "too broad" and "essentially asking ...
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Using [date-line] and [antimeridian] tags?

There are two tags that I think a number of people are generally confused about date-line and antimeridian. People sometimes use these interchangeably, but they are quite different things. The ...
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Changes to ArcGIS Pro tag in preparation for ArcGIS Pro 2 [duplicate]

Recently a tag arcgis-pro-2 was created on a question where one of the answers referred to the coming ArcGIS Pro 2.0 release. Do we need to rename the existing arcgis-pro to be arcgis-pro-1 in order ...
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Tag requested for ODL Studio questions?

We've created an open source (LGPL) application called ODL Studio for territory design, vehicle routing, and viewing maps (i.e. of customer points) based on Excel data. We're considering the merits of ...
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Should tags [marker] and [markers] be synonyms?

We currently have two tags that, in my opinion should be synonyms. I think marker and markers are identical. Does anyone object to them being merged? Or is there another definition that I'm not ...
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Using/synonymizing/merging [coordinate-system] and [projection] tags?

I wonder if tags coordinate-system and projection have been used consistently in GIS SE. Frequently, they seem to be used interchangeably. Do tag excerpts need some disambiguation?
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Tags that are listed in the 'New' section

As of today 02/16/17, I found a tag strip-map listed in the new section on page 2 When I checked, the history of question for this tag, there are questions that date back to 2013 How is it that the ...
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Should arcmap tag be a synonym of arcgis-desktop

Currently the tag excerpt for arcmap says ArcMap is the main application of ArcGIS for Desktop and the tag for that (arcgis-desktop) should normally be used in preference arcmap has 3,453 tagged ...