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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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Would like to keep the tag workflow Why? workflow to our commercial company is "a sequence of connected steps" - in my work, scope and process are used. In FME Workbench the parallel sequences are known as streams. workflow seems to be a generic request of steps or sequences. Flow (flowchart) is common to workflow: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flowchart


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I don't see any advantage of having the qgis-2.0 tag. There are three QGIS releases per year and that means three new tags per year: https://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/qgis2.0 https://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/qgis2.2 https://gis.stackexchange.com/questions/tagged/qgis2.4 I suggest we simplify and only keep the qgis tag.


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I can understand your frustration because I know it has happened to me on occasion too. However, to get something implemented along those lines would need a convincing argument to be made to Meta Stack Exchange rather than Meta GIS SE and it looks like that has already been proposed there: Prevent Questions From Deleted When Someone is Submitting an ...


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I don't believe the spell checker results you are seeing are a part of Stack Exchange. Instead they are likely to be your browser's in-built spell checker, which you can (usually) update and add these terms by using a right-click > Add to Dictionary when you select a word identified as incorrectly spelled.


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This request came up again in the site design announcement which made us realize we never responded publicly about this. Sorry about that! I think it wasn't totally obvious from the initial release that snippets are really only for JS/HTML/CSS code (a replacement for jsfiddle.net, basically). A good indicator of whether they'll be useful on a site is the ...


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There is an avenue which doesn't rely on our kind overlords at Stack Exchange to implement a deletion warning or lock on questions. If you have spent time and attention crafting a good answer that is worth sharing and keeping for posterity and those that come after: ask the question yourself! (It would be worth spending time looking for related older ...


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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 ...


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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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While it could be construed as a double tag, technically it isn't. One is a software tag, one is a version tag. qgis should be applied to all questions related to the QGIS software, regardless of version. The version tag, such as qgis-2.0 is used only for questions where a) that is the version asker is using or b) the version has specific relevance to the ...


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There is an interesting answer as a Comment on one of the Answers to Is there a way to edit a question without bumping it to the front page? over at Meta StackOverflow which is from @JeffAttwood who says: there is zero way to do this that doesn't involve hidden abuse and sweeping changes under the rug. The answer is right in front of you: click "...


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I suggest that fgdb & file-geodatabase be made synonyms of each other.


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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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I might be in the minority, but I believe that tags should have names, that users actually use. There is no point in making tag-names which will not be used by the Question writers. Before we rename the tag, we should ask whether users actually use the name qgis-Atlas or just Atlas? I haven't used this functionality much, but all I know is that it is just a ...


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Review Audits are currently active only on Stack Overflow, Server Fault, Super User, Software Engineering, Ask Ubuntu, and Mathematics. Until/unless they are extended to GIS SE we can only encourage everyone to do due diligence when working in the review queues. Certainly, the example that you linked to should not have been approved.


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Over time I have become less and less comfortable with using this Q&A as the place to add suggestions for new tag synonyms because the more there are here, the more likely they are to get buried, rather than assessed and implemented (where appropriate) Consequently, I would like to encourage anyone reading this answer, to vote for a change in how tag ...


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Implementing an enhancement request like this is something that could only be done at the Stack Exchange network level i.e. via Meta Stack Exchange rather than here at Meta GIS Stack Exchange. I could not find a similar request there when I looked just now but if you decide to post there then, before doing that, be sure to review How does the bounty system ...


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Modification to how bounties work is not something that we at GIS SE can customize at a site level. Consequently, you would need to post such a feature request at Meta Stack Exchange which deals with network-wide issues. If you decide to post there be sure to look for any duplicates first because the site is quite unforgiving on anything tagged feature ...


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As far as I know the only time you will ever see more than one duplicate to a question is when it's reviewers have differing opinions as to which is more appropriate. Each reviewer is expected to choose the one question that they think represents the same question having been asked before. To enable a single reviewer to choose more than one duplicate would ...


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Feature requests like this should probably be made on Meta.SE as we don't have the ability to change how SE works here at GIS SE. That said, you should have a few options already to see the before/after history during a Suggested Edit review. Have a look at this Suggested Edit I recently reviewed. The before is on the left, the after (the edit you are ...


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There is a different Off-Topic flag that I believe you should be using in this situation. The flag you refer to is specifically for migrating questions from one SE site to another. We don't migrate often. Rather we prefer to close as Off-Topic with the close reason that it should be on a different site. If the Asker requests that we migrate it, then ...


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To achieve a change such as this the place to ask would be Meta Stack Exchange because it is not something that can be customized on a per-site basis. That question has already been asked there as: Include both the chat and blog links permanently in the header What I think prevents the Chat button being made more prominent is that chat is designed for ...


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I think workflow best describes situations where spatial data is being to be handed off between different toolsets and/or different groups of people in an organization. When there is only one tool, and only one user (or group of users) in a process, calling it workflow is not appropriate. Also, questions relating to workflow tools like FME or Microsoft ...


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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.


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To reiterate my position from those other comments: I disagree with deleting those synonym suggestion answers, and would disagree strongly if not for the fact they are still around and visible by at least some people. They provide documentation, and are helpful for people considering making other suggestions (demonstrating the format of pointing out number ...


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Yesterday I noticed we have: mapping x53 "The act or process of making a map." cartography x520 "The study and practice of making maps." (with 'map' as a synonym) The use of 'mapping' appears to be all over the... board! (pun avoided), however per the description I would say it should be made synonym of cartography. I could also see making a revision to ...


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stereo had four questions and no Wiki, and stereo-compilation one question and a Wiki. I was just going to edit the tags to eliminate stereo, but I did the first one and realized I'd mentally reversed or confused the counts (thought compilation had more). It was an improperly split tag anyway (stereo and compilation as two tags), so the edit I did was valid....


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assisted-gps (8 questions) seems more clear and SE consistent than agps (2 questions). erdas (the wiki of which even says and refers to imagine) and erdas-imagine Perhaps when one was the company and the other a specific software suite, but now? If both are kept it seems some wiki cleanup/distinction is in order.


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I would suggest merging the geodetic and geodesy tags.


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