Questions tagged [tags]

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

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
11
votes
4answers
590 views

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 ...
14
votes
12answers
688 views

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 ...
14
votes
3answers
399 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
227 views

Guidelines for proposing tag synonyms

Based on recent discussions in other Q&As, it seems we are in agreement that: The built-in tag synonym suggestion system is fundamentally flawed The old "How to suggest tag synonyms?" question ...
2
votes
3answers
197 views

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+.
8
votes
5answers
3k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
119 views

Is it useful to have a [gis-principle] tag?

I wonder if having a tag of type gis-principle around is necessary. The excerpt and wiki say: Excerpt: Use for questions which involve a GIS principle or theory and are software agnostic Wiki: ...
6
votes
1answer
213 views

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 ...
11
votes
3answers
349 views

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 ...
7
votes
3answers
246 views

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?
6
votes
3answers
304 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
111 views

Tagging ArcGIS Enterprise, Server, Portal, ArcSDE, etc questions?

With ArcGIS 10.5 now in Prerelease it seems timely to re-examine how the server products from that platform are tagged because: If you haven’t already heard the product family formerly known as ...
4
votes
3answers
79 views

Tag synonym proposal - software and free related tags

Two more closely related tag terms with some duplication and cross-use, some of which I believe should go away. It appears some of this has come up before (see below, linked question). Key: (# ...
3
votes
2answers
90 views

Formatting tags relating to version numbers?

Maybe it is because gis.stackexchange.com is only a day old, but the software/database/system tags don't include version numbers. Sometimes the version doesn't matter, but for some questions, it will ...
3
votes
2answers
76 views

Should answers on “How to suggest tag synonyms?” be deleted once implemented?

@ChrisW and I have had some discussion this evening/morning in comments to my answer on Make suggesting synonyms privilege that kicks in at reputation of around 1,000? @AndreSilva had suggested that ...
1
vote
3answers
219 views

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) ...
10
votes
3answers
328 views

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 ...
5
votes
3answers
157 views

Should old questions be updated to reflect details of later questions that were closed as duplicate?

Today, How to export attribute tables to Excel? was closed as a duplicate of How to export attribute table to Excel using ArcGIS Desktop?. Although the answers point to the same solutions, the ...
15
votes
3answers
519 views

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 ...
8
votes
1answer
183 views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
166 views

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 ...
7
votes
3answers
203 views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
61 views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
80 views

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 ...
5
votes
4answers
107 views

Should we merge esri-silverlight and arcgis-silverlight-api tags into arcgis-silverlight?

There appears to be no difference between the esri-silverlight and arcgis-silverlight-api tags. The latter has an ArcGIS API for Silverlight community page available for it and even the top Google ...
5
votes
1answer
145 views

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 ...
5
votes
1answer
84 views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
112 views

Should openlayers-2 and openlayers be synonyms?

Most questions up till now used openlayers to refer to openlayers-2. With increasing interest in openlayers-3, we will see more questions on this topic. The two versions are so different that answers ...
3
votes
2answers
138 views

Disambiguating [adf] tag?

The adf tag is currently used in 21 Questions about: The Web Application Developer Framework (ADF) of ArcGIS for Server (and ArcIMS) which is being deprecated; or The Esri Grid Format which has *.adf ...
3
votes
2answers
97 views

Are version tags needed for ArcGIS Pro?

Tagging ArcGIS questions? recommends using the arcgis-pro tag for ArcGIS Pro questions but makes no recommendations for dealing with the tagging of ArcGIS Pro versions. Today, an arcgis-pro-1.3 tag ...
2
votes
1answer
90 views

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 ...
18
votes
2answers
340 views

Handling questions posed in a Language Other Than English (LOTE)?

This question is perhaps related to a previous one here entitled Handling questions from non-english writers and I have seen similar discussion entitled Is English required on Stack Overflow?. My ...
7
votes
3answers
50 views

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?
3
votes
2answers
433 views

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 ...
1
vote
2answers
112 views

Should [geoprocessing] tag be used only for Geoprocessing Framework of ArcGIS?

This Question arises from a Question about the analysis tag. There I suggested that analysis and geoprocessing are used here in a way that could possibly lead to them being synonyms. This led to ...
14
votes
2answers
174 views

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, ...
10
votes
5answers
920 views

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.
9
votes
2answers
292 views

Should the homework tag be deprecated/burninated?

The homework tag was deprecated from Stack Overflow just over a year ago - should GIS Stack Exchange follow suit? Rather than repeat too much of the discussion of what led Stack Overflow to burninate ...
9
votes
1answer
67 views

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 ...
8
votes
3answers
255 views

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 ...
7
votes
2answers
135 views

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 ...
6
votes
1answer
66 views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
98 views

Should we merge the [import] tag into the [data-import] tag?

What's the difference between the [import] and [data-import] tags? As far as I can tell, these tags are functionally identical. I've taken a mix of questions from each tag and jumbled them into a ...
6
votes
1answer
154 views

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-...
5
votes
1answer
94 views

Should [arcsde] tag be renamed to [enterprise-geodatabase]?

At the moment we have just over 1,000 questions tagged arcsde but my understanding is that the product ArcSDE ceased to exist many years ago when it became simply a component of the ArcGIS Server ...
5
votes
1answer
147 views

Should we disambiguate the [transformation] tag?

This question comes from a discussion in Where to find author/creator of tag?. I think there is a need of making more explicit the kind of transformation we are referring to in questions tagged as ...
5
votes
2answers
85 views

Is it time to make [openlayers] tag synonym of [openlayers-3] instead of [openlayers-2]?

18 months ago we made the openlayers tag a synonym of openlayers-2 as a result of Should openlayers-2 and openlayers be synonyms? Although I am not an OpenLayers user, it now seems to me that most ...
5
votes
1answer
130 views

Should tags be removed because they refer to old software?

Today I saw three examples (below) of old questions edited for the reason "Removed arcgis-9.2 tag because it is a Retired version". In each example, the ArcGIS 9.2 tag was germane to the question; the ...
5
votes
1answer
69 views

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 ...
4
votes
2answers
111 views

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 ...