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Synonym split request - coincident

Currently the tag coincident is a synonym of overlapping-features. Should this relationship be dissolved?
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Tagging questions related to Linear Referencing, Dynamic Segmentation and Chainage?

We currently have the following tags (and their wiki entries) related to Linear Referencing, Dynamic Segmentation and Chainage, and there may be more (feel free to edit and add). Often several of ...
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Tag synonym proposal - reproject to projection-conversions

reproject with 6 questions and no Wiki reprojection is already a synonym of projection-conversions with 483 questions and a Wiki of "The process of translating a map or spatial data from one ...
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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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Should we reorganize sextante, sextante-qgis-plugin, and qgis-processing tags?

I'm aware of Should we introduce a new tag for qgis + Sextante?, but it doesn't seem to have had a complete implementation, even though it is tagged as status-completed. You may know that the ...
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Should qgis-python-api be a synonym of pyqgis?

I've just proposed qgis-python-api as a synonym of pyqgis. qgis-python-api has been only used in 4 questions and they clearly (from the questions themselves) refer to pyqgis. Check by yourselves: ...
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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 ...
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Where to find author/creator of tag?

In an attempt to get the badge Taxonomist, I created the affine-transformation tag, however, I have not been able to confirm that I am the author of this tag. Where can I see the author of a ...
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Tidying tags for Open Source GIS and Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)?

When thinking about Open Source GIS and the Open Geospatial Consortium, we currently have these tags: open-gis with 5 questions open-source with 394 question ogc with 68 questions Do we need to tidy ...
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Are Landsat version tags justified?

Do we really need individual tags for each Landsat version? Currently we have the generic landsat (104) as well as landsat-5 (2), landsat-7 (8), and landsat-8 (34). Certainly the version can have an ...
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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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Should GNSS be made synonym of GPS?

We have gps with 489 questions. Excerpt: "GPS is a space-based satellite navigation system that provides location and time information." Wiki: "The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based ...
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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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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: (# ...
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Tag synonyms related to vector and raster?

Close on the heels of resample vs resampling, I've run across similar issues related to both vector and raster tags today. Some of these should definitely be reduced with synonyms. Key for below: (# ...
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Tag synonymy between resample and resampling?

We have a resample and a resampling which generally seem to be applied in the same context. Should one be made synonym of the other?
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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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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 ...
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How many Twitter and Bootstrap tags do we need?

I noticed yesterday that we had three twitter* tags: twitter x 8 questions twitter-bootstrap x 1 question twitter-bootstrap-3 x 1 question I propose, based on discussion in the answers and comments ...
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'Grid' related tag confusion

I noticed an issue this morning with the tag for grids. It appears the excerpt was too long and was being truncated when viewed on the tags page or with a mouseover. While the full text began with "...
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What is WebGIS, and why is it a tag?

A recent question Performing raster map algebra in open source web GIS? has repeatedly used this "WebGIS" term, along with the web-gis tag, but it is not clear to me what either the term WebGIS or the ...
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Are the cost-path and least-cost-path tags synonyms?

I don't have the rep to propose these two tags as synonyms, nor am I certain whether or not they should be. The cost-path tag description seems to be quite specifically geared towards the ArcGIS tool. ...
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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 ...
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Does renaming the tag “resolution” to “spatial-resolution” make sense?

The resolution tag (x 52 posts) has the following excerpt: The dimensions represented by each cell or pixel in a raster or the detail with which a map depicts the location and shape of geographic ...
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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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Should the “remote” tag be removed?

I suspect that the remote tag was created in error when someone (maybe me) tried to add the remote-sensing tag to a question. As there is no way to flag this tag for moderators outside of GISmeta, ...
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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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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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Are software-specific command tags… appropriate?

I just reviewed a question with a vrt tag, and not knowing what it referred to I noticed the Wiki hadn't been filled out. So I went to create that one and also noticed a gdalbuildvrt tag that wasn't ...
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Is arcgis-workflow-manager more suitable tag for ArcGIS Workflow Manager than wmx?

An Answer to an earlier Meta Question suggested/requested that the tag for the ArcGIS Workflow Manager (formerly known as the Job Tracking extension) follow Stack Exchange GIS tag naming conventions: ...
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Could we include arcgis on our current tag policy?

Now that we have the tags related to arcgis well organized (thanks to PolyGeo) I wonder if we could improve this policy tying up some loose ends. One argument in favor of using detailed tags was that ...
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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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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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How to delete a misspelled tag?

There are some tags like arcgsi-server that were created with a spelling error. Is there a way to delete it (what actions are required then?)? If not, how can those be flagged so moderators could ...
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Do we need to add a jVector tag?

According to you, do we need to add a jVector tag to do reference to the jVectorMap project? jVector is broad and could concern javascript / HTML / python issues. I added the jvectormap tag on the ...
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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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New DEM tag for TanDEM-X

I don't have the reputation yet, but can we create a tag for: TanDEM-X We have similar tags for Aster and SRTM.
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Can we merge the shapefile and shp tags?

There are 8 shp tags and it has no wiki. I think making the extension of shapefiles an alias makes sense.
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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 ...
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What does the [analysis] tag mean?

I just reviewed a tag wiki written for the analysis tag and it seemed like it would have been more suited to a tag named spatial-analysis. Nevertheless, in the absence of a better classification/...
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Is [API] a meta tag?

I saw that there were many questions tagged with api (more than 100 at the moment). I feel that for most of these questions, this is sort of a meta tag, and could be replaced by a tag for a specific ...
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How to add a new tag: rhumb-line

How do I add a new, or suggest, tag? There should be one for "rhumb-line". I already have a definition and description prepared. I cannot believe that I cannot see how to do this! I've provided ...
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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 ...
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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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Combining [postgres] and [postgresql] tags [closed]

The tags postgres and postgresql are exactly the same. Would it be possible to combine these?
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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 ...
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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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Can globalmapper tag be changed to global-mapper?

The product name is Global Mapper and by naming convention its tag would be global-mapper. However, the tag is currently named globalmapper so can it be changed?
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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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Can we add a tag for Whitebox Geospatial Analysis Tools

Would it be possible to add a tag for Whitebox Geospatial Analysis Tools, an open source GIS?