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Make suggesting synonyms privilege that kicks in at reputation of around 1,000? [closed]

Although my current reputation bestows many other privileges, to be allowed to suggest a tag synonym requires that I first use the one I am suggesting should be obsolete, and gain 5 votes while using ...
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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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Updating openlayers, openlayers-2 and openlayers-3 tags?

Please perform the following gis.stackexchange.com retagging actions: Merge the openlayers and openlayers-2 tags into openlayers-2 Rename openlayers-3 to openlayers This means that in the future, ...
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Using version tags?

In 2014 I noticed a number of questions with version tags, but the question or answers are not version specific. Having the version in the question body is certainly useful and appropriate for all ...
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Any reason not to import tag information from the main Stack Exchange meta site?

I noticed that the review tag doesn't have any information attached to it. While I could spend time writing a description for it, I thought I might reuse the same text that the review tag has on the ...
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Should geospatial tag be blacklisted?

In the early days of GIS Stack Exchange it was recognized that every question here could be potentially tagged gis. Any question which could not, would be off-topic. As a result that tag was ...
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Tagging ArcGIS questions

These guidelines are offered to assist GIS SE users to tag and find categories of ArcGIS questions consistently. ArcGIS is a huge platform of software and over many years the most generic arcgis tag ...
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Why is the Python tag inappropriate for a question about Shapely?

On a question I just asked (and ended up self answering), the python tag was removed. I'm really unclear why. Shapely is specifically a Python library. So all questions/answers related to it are ...
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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 questions about Python Add-Ins

We have the tags add-in (78 questions) and python-addin (8 questions). Some ArcGIS Python add-in questions are marked with one or the other, and a few are marked with both. Should python-addin be made ...
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Should we treat [spatial-database] and [geodatabase] tags as synonyms?

Should we treat the two tags spatial-database and geodatabase as synonyms? Seems like the guys on Wikipedia haven't come to a conclusion on this topic either: see Geodatabase on en.wp.
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Should homework tag be deprecated/burninated?

The homework tag was deprecated from Stack Overflow in 2012 - should GIS Stack Exchange do the same? Rather than repeat too much of the discussion of what led Stack Overflow to burninate this tag on ...
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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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What's a good tag for boring questions?

Boring as in boreholes. They are interesting questions! I think they deserve their own tag. Here are just a few: 3d borehole view for ArcScene How to digitize directional drilholes from scanned ...
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Is it possible to have Windows tags conform to GIS Stack Exchange naming conventions?

At the moment we have the following windows* tags: windows x 99 windows7 x 51 windows8 x 30 windowsserver2008 x 9 windows-phone x 4 windows-server2012 x 2 Only two of these seem to conform to the ...
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Is tag for [bug] needed when "We are not a formal GIS Software Support Site"?

On our What topics can I ask about here? page we say explicitly with some bolding: We are not a formal GIS Software Support Site and are likely to close questions and recommend you seek official ...
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Using [cartography] tag?

At the moment we have 853 questions tagged cartography (if you are on the newest tab, or 158 frequently asked questions if you are on the frequent tab) which has a tag wiki excerpt of: The study ...
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Aren't 'latitude' and 'longitude' tags redundant?

I don't see any point in using both of this tags. In most cases they are used simultaneously when the topic involves coordinates in lat/lon. Not only latitude AND longitude are always involved ...
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Adding tag to question in order to describe accepted answer?

If a person asks a question and they state they don't have a preference for how the solution is provided (ex: ModelBuilder or ArcPy), but they would gladly accept either one. In this scenario, if an ...
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Should "composer" and "printcomposer" be synonyms?

Both terms seem to only be used for the QGIS Print Composer. I'd therefore suggest the following synonym: https://gis.stackexchange.com/tags/composer/synonyms
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Implementing new tag for version 4 of ArcGIS API for JavaScript?

Esri recently released version 4 of the ArcGIS Server JavaScript API - see https://developers.arcgis.com/javascript/ and https://developers.arcgis.com/javascript/latest/guide/choose-version/index.html ...
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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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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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Voronoi vs Thiessen vs Delaunay Triangulation - one or more tags?

This was originally posted as an answer in the How to suggest tag synonyms? question, but given my uncertainty in what synonym to suggest and the nature of their relationship, comment suggested it ...
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Tagging data questions on GIS Stack Exchange?

There has previously been some discussion here about: Are questions about obtaining geospatial data on topic? Tag synonym proposal - software and free related tags Which brings me to examine these ...
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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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Any coding tags missing code language setting for syntax highlighting?

From Meta Q&As like: What is syntax highlighting and how does it work? Changes to syntax highlighting and Syntax highlighting for pyqgis my understanding is that there should never be a need to ...
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No questions are listed when clicking on a tag

When I click on a tag on the tag page, I would like to see the questions that contains that tag, as on StackOverflow. But on the GIS site, no questions are listed. Why? What is the problem?
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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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Should we have some sort of GeoTag?

Suppose someone is looking for questions relating to a particular location or region (e.g. Texas). Since this is a site devoted to GIS, maybe should support spatial queries. I'm not sure what sort of ...
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What's the purpose of the 'software' tag? [duplicate]

The software tag is currently applied to 36 questions. As far as I can tell, this tag has little meaning and no usefulness--practically any question could be tagged with it--so I am thinking one of ...
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What's the purpose of the `workflow` tag?

The workflow tag has been applied to 16 questions. As far as I can tell, this tag has little meaning and no usefulness--practically any question could be tagged with it--so I am thinking of deleting ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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Should "leaflet" and "leaflet-api" be synonomous?

I think leaflet and leaflet-api refer to same thing and should be synonyms
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Should we introduce a new tag for qgis + Sextante?

Since the latest stable of QGIS (2.0 Dufour) the toolbox previously known as Sextante has been included in QGIS. It is now known simply as processing toolbox. Right now most people still know the new ...
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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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Improving tagging of questions with [nearest-neighbor] and related tags

I edited How to find the closest segment to a point to add the nearest tag, which apparently is synonymous with proximity. I initially wanted to add the nearest-neighbor tag, but reading the ...
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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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What to do with ArcGIS tag after burnination?

The ambiguous arcgis tag is approaching burnination with less than 50 questions still bearing it, and still needing their content checked to determine whether they should be re-tagged as arcgis-...
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Do we need the 'point-rotation' tag?

There are currently 3 questions tagged 'point-rotation': https://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/point-rotation Do you see any value in this tag? Or should we remove it?
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Visualization tag (and are more tags always better)?

Recently I added the tag 'visualisation' to this question on displaying multiple layers in one map. I also think it should be added to this recent question about cartograms. I figured I would ask the ...
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Setting CartoDB tag to synonym of CARTO?

With the rebrand of CartoDB to CARTO we need help from a moderator or someone with +2500 reputation points to set up carto as synonym of cartodb so we keep all questions organized.
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Is spatial-interpolation a synonym for interpolation?

spatial-interpolation (21 questions): spatial interpolation is the procedure of estimating the value of properties at unsampled sites within the area covered by existing observations interpolation ...
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Tagging Questions that involve Python programming language?

At our sister site Stack Overflow a question can be on-topic even when its only tag(s) is/are for the Python programming language and a complex system of python-* tagging has evolved there to meet ...
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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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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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Do we need a [esri-api] tag?

Currently there are 29 questions tagged with esri-api. IMHO, this is a very totally useless tag, since there is nothing called the esri-api. There are several different APIS for different arcgis and ...
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