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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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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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Double tags qgis and qgis-2.0

I find it misleading with two tags for the same application QGIS. I think the qgis-2.0 should be dropped. We still have lots of people posting question in qgis tag when running qgis 2+.
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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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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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Synonymizing ArcGIS API for JavaScript version tags

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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Would required fields that create tags make sense?

I just can't help but wonder if SE has ever proposed making certain tags a requirement. I don't think any question on GIS.SE can be worthwhile without a tag or two (or other bit of information) ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tagging questions related to education and learning (that often relate to research and career)?

We currently have the following tags (and their wiki entries) related to education, learning, research and career, and there may be more (feel free to edit and add). Often several of them occur on ...
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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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whether to use self-study tag

There are plenty of questions in GIS SE that are routine question from a textbook, course, or test used for a class or self-study. I would recommend to use self-study tag (which I created) more ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Using version tags on "timeless" questions?

The concept of "timeless" questions has been discussed in this answer to Asking same question for newer version? In a comment on that answer @underdark asked about what should happen to the qgis-2.6 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Syntax highlighting for pyqgis

As can be read here, syntax highlighting can be inferred from the question tag. It can be assumed, that for pyqgis questions python highlighting is appropriate in most of the cases, but this hint ...
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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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