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We should keep questions relating to obtaining spatial data, both open and commercial, here at GIS Stack Exchange. The Open Data community does not likely have the specialized knowledge needed to properly address spatial data inquiries. There is a significant amount of technical jargon that one must know to properly address many of these spatial data ...


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I'm starting this as a comment, but I'll get to an answer after one point. You state: I would also like to keep discussion of whether these two examples (and any others) represent free/commercial/open/etc data for another time and work on the assumption that we are currently only talking about whether open spatial data questions should be migrated ...


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Expanding on my comment to Richard Law's answer and backing my assertions up with data I'm inclined to agree that searching for open data might be a skill that the opendata crowd has a better handle on. And I disagree with @Tangnar's point about "local" knowledge, I think you have a higher probability for finding someone with knowledge of local data ...


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I believe that we should keep questions pertaining to spatial data acquisition at GIS Stack Exchange, in most cases people don't really specify if they want open or commercial data so moving those questions to the Open Data Stack Exchange shouldn't work, besides in many cases obtaining spatial data is the most cumbersome part of a GIS project and people in ...


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The Close option of Migrate is found under: Close > Off Topic Because... > This question belongs on another site in the Stack Exchange network The Migrate close option requires 3000 reputation, and you do not get the option to specify your own Migrate destination - you can only select from set options, the only one on GIS.SE appears to be Meta GIS.SE. ...


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I believe SE maintains fairly stringent control over migration because each such act affects multiple sites (except the migration to the associated meta pages). Therefore it requires a moderator to perform the migration. (Even your moderators' abilities to migrate are somewhat limited: we often consult with moderators on the target sites before migrating ...


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I think it's generally a bad idea to move GIS data related question to non-GIS related SE website as they are less specific, and as someone else pointed out, the GIS related question might well be drowned. This is similar to some GIS questions occasionally asked on StackOverflow, where the majority of the java/javascript/python/C++ programmers just don't ...


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Re 2: No, you cannot remove your close vote. However, close votes "fade" after a few days if no action is taken. Re 3: Yes, in rare cases some off-topic (or patently bad) questions can produce great replies and thereby deserve to stay. (In this particular case, though, the cross-posting militated strongly against keeping the question here.)


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I think what you are referring to is the Linked section at right of any sites (like Stack Overflow) using the new CSS. Here that section is titled Related because we have not yet been upgraded to the new look. What you are observing is the expected behaviour: When your question is hosted on Stack Overflow what you will see under Linked are Stack Overflow ...


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I think the whole procedure for migration of questions from and to other Stack Exchange sites needs a review. My suggestion for how to do it is in an answer to How does question migration work, procedurally? but I think @GetSpatial's question highlights why it seems anything but streamlined at the moment.


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