I feel that the analysis tag is far too generic and ambiguous.
While GIS deals with a Spatial analysis to a great extent, it's not the only analysis that we do. We also do Temporal analysis, Statistical analysis, and some even do Business/Commercial analysis.
If you look at the questions tagged analysis, I feel that most of them are using the tag in a ...
I think you are right that we need to disambiguate the path tag.
I propose that a file-path tag be created by renaming (via a merge, using a moderator tool) the pathname tag.
I would not create tags for relative-path and absolute-path because I see these being synonyms of the file-path tag (at the somewhat level of granularity we use for when new tags are ...
I think geoprocessing is a general term which is not exclusive to ESRI software at all.
Therefore I would welcome a new geoprocessing-framework tag which would be ESRI-specific.
Similarly, I would support renaming processing which currently describes the QGIS "Processing" (formerly Sextante) plugin to qgis-processing.
A quick run through of the current adf-tagged questions reveals about a 50/50 split between questions about .adf files and the ESRI Web ADF. I think we are stuck with questions about both of these for the forseeable future, even if Web ADF is deprecated.
Here is a third option, then, to disambiguate the adf tag and facilitate searches of questions ...
A suggestion to tweak the tag names. Because adf files are also part of coverages and TINs, perhaps
Create a new tag, adf-api or web-adf and update the tag of those questions about the ArcGIS web ADF.
Make a generic tag for adf files like esri-data-format and make adf a synonym of it.
I went looking through the tags, and we already have processing which is specifically for the Processing toolbox in QGIS:
Spatial data processing framework that brings advanced analysis capabilities to QGIS.
I would normally say that geoprocessing is a general term and it should apply to concept no matter which application is in use, but it's already ...
Both analysis and geoprocessing tags should be burninated (eliminated), because they are acting like meta tags within our site, i.e., they are not helping to identify and search content.
On the other hand, tags geoprocessing-framework (for ArcGIS) and qgis-processing are useful because they identify a particular subset of questions specific to internal ...