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Keep or delete [qgis-3] version tag?

I believe that QGIS 3.0 and QGIS 3.2 are essentially the same series. QGIS 3.4 comes out 26/10/2018 and also belongs in the same series. Additionally, a lot of plugins and features are being ported ...
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Why is the Python tag inappropriate for a question about Shapely?

I think the python tag and other language related tags are not superfluous and should be used whenever the question is related to that language for two reasons: Syntax highlighting uses tags on the ...
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How does the community feel about non-arcpy answers to arcpy questions?

In my experience most people using the arcpy site package would be more than happy to learn about potentially more efficient or cleaner approaches using open source python tools. I always keep in the ...
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Do we need [code] tag?

I think this tag is redundant. Any question relating to code should have the language tag associated with it. I vote to burninate.
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What to do with ArcGIS tag after burnination?

Firstly, congratulations! It was quite a job organizing the 'arcgis' tag. I believe we should definitely blacklist it. Users will use the correct tag from now on (when typing 'arcgis', they will ...
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Merging [pyqgis] and [pyqgis-3] tags

I would argue that pyqgis-3 should not be a synonym of pyqgis because with QGIS 3, pyqgis uses python3 and Qt5 (as compared to Python2 and Qt4). The difference is significant, and there are many ...
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Moving community of GIS tool to GIS Stack Exchange

In my opinion GIS SE should be (or better "is") a platform for all GIS related questions, not depending on which GIS related product or what the community background of a question is. It ...
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Is tag [vector-grid] appropriate for the Leaflet plugin for vector tile layers (L.VectorGrid)?

Yes questions about the Leaflet plugin should probably use the tag vector-tiles. I have modified the tag excerpt for vector-grid to also say: For questions about the Leaflet Plugin please use the ...
Midavalo's user avatar
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Setting CartoDB tag to synonym of CARTO?

I've created a carto tag and made cartodb a synonym.
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Do we need [programming] tag?

I think this tag is as redundant as the code tag. Clearly, the language that the person is trying to program in should indicate that it's a programming problem; and they should tag with that language....
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Moving community of GIS tool to GIS Stack Exchange

When introducing users of your tool to the GIS Stack Exchange read carefully the section of its Help Center titled Can I support my product on this site? which starts: We get a lot of requests from ...
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Is it useful to have a [gis-principle] tag?

I think it is a useful tag even though it is not often used. Part of the case I see for it is mentioned in my answer to Asking good Questions for GIS Stack Exchange? where I say: Start by ...
PolyGeo's user avatar
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Using [cartography] tag?

I agree with @Fezter's answer. It looks like many cartography-tagged posts are indeed related to cartography, especially design aesthetics and how to visualize maps in traditional but also ...
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Should we delete the 'python-crash' tag?

I think that we should simply burninate the python-crash tag by removing it from those two questions. Instead I would encourage Python users to read the error messages that they receive, so that they ...
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should geofence be a synonym for geofencing?

I assumed that geofencing had a common meaning throughout GIS products, open source and commercial, and had no idea that: GeoFence is an advanced authentication/authorization engine for GeoServer ...
PolyGeo's user avatar
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Do we need [scripting] and [automation] tags?

As per my answers on the code tag and the programming tag, I feel that both scripting and automation are redundant. Any question relating to scripting should have the scripting language tag ...
Fezter's user avatar
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Why are there ArcPy related and tagged questions on Stack Overflow?

Stack Overflow predates the GIS Stack Exchange and so various GIS tags were already in occasional use there before we launched. I think all focused GIS questions should be asked on the GIS Stack ...
PolyGeo's user avatar
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How many tags for QGIS model building?

It would seem all 8 questions for graphical-modeler use QGIS as the software in which case I would vote for replacing them with qgis-modeler. Personally, I think graphical-modeler should be removed ...
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Improving use of tags [postgis] and [postgresql]?

On one hand, as 'predicted' in question, some comments (here and here) and JGH's answer cited examples about subjects which would only be on-topic to PostgreSQL. I think it is a fair point. On the ...
Andre Silva's user avatar
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How does the community feel about non-arcpy answers to arcpy questions?

I learned python by learning arcpy (or its predecessors), and so many of the solutions I came up with to perform my tasks used the arcpy tools. This wasn't always because it was the best way to do ...
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python-X vs pythonX tags

I would opt for sticking with python-3 because, as @MrXsquared has commented, there is a space between "Python" and "3" at the Python 3.0 Release home page. Also, this would keep it aligned with ...
PolyGeo's user avatar
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Tagging ArcGIS Enterprise, Server, Portal, ArcSDE, etc questions?

They should continue to be tagged the way they are now. arcgis-server web-adaptor arcgis-portal. I do not see the need for some enterprise tag. It would be the same as adding the 'arcgis' tag to ...
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Updating openlayers, openlayers-2 and openlayers-3 tags?

OpenLayers questions currently have three tags stored: openlayers with 2711 questions which I think are mostly about OpenLayers 2. I think this number is only extractable using a mod tool. Some of ...
PolyGeo's user avatar
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Tags that are listed in the 'New' section

Although the tag appears on old questions, it appears these questions have been edited since the strip-map tag was created. These edits added the new tag onto the old questions. This question which ...
Midavalo's user avatar
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Using/synonymizing/merging [coordinate-system] and [projection] tags?

For some time I too have been troubled by the usage of those two and another tag: coordinate-system (with spatial-reference, crs and srs as synonyms) - 1,850 questions projection (with projections as ...
PolyGeo's user avatar
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Is meta tag [qgis] needed?

I am a relatively inexperienced user but I tend to agree that it should be burninated. I can't think of a scenario where a qgis tag would be needed on GIS Meta, and having looked through the other ...
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Usage of [path] tag

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 ...
PolyGeo's user avatar
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Do we need [s] tag?

Agreed - it appears to have been created by mistake, or possibly in the attempt to add a shapefile tag. There doesn't appear to be any other reason there is a s tag in that Q&A.
Midavalo's user avatar
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Is [software-version] tag needed?

No. It looks like the usage within the few questions it does have are about differences between different versions of a software/application or where to find specific versions of software. In the ...
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Do we need both [attributes] and [attribute-table] tags?

Yes, I believe both tags are appropriate, although I can see that they might both be used for the same thing at times. I would use attribute if I was asking something to do with actual attribute ...
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