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Something I think we need to be cautious about is opening the door to "absolutely any question related to Surveying, etc". Perhaps we can model our answer on the Cross Validated Tour which I have modified here to try and suit our purposes and emphasize that our "core business" is GIS but that we are happy to see questions from other spatial disciplines. ...


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Here is my proposal : adding "surveying" to the list. There are only a few tags with surveying, but IF we consider that surveyors also use GNSS, then it is more popular than remote sensing on GIS.SE. Geographic Information Systems is a question and answer site for people interested in GIS, Remote Sensing, Photogrammetry, Geodesy, Surveying, Spatial ...


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Some of the things you miss are generic and are well-covered in the SE FAQ itself. We can (and probably should) link to that from the FAQ. Including some of the other items, like how to use tags effectively, threatens to bloat the FAQ and make it less useful. The solution adopted by many SE communities is to address such details within dedicated meta ...


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The Tour is now updated https://gis.stackexchange.com/tour Thanks for the feedback and improving the GIS-SE site content


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I think that question is okay for the tour, but here are a few "quintessential GIS" candidates I'd suggest that meet the criteria: What are the benefits of Multipart Features? (particularly Sean's answer for its brevity) Why do valid polygons repeat the same start and end point? What strategies, criteria, or rules to use for selecting coordinate systems?


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The Tour has very limited real estate for us to modify - it is only the words above "We're a little bit different from other sites. Here's how:" that can be changed. Instead of trying to include reference to coding style guides there, I think the best place to do that is in the Meta GIS Q&A about Writing code snippets to get quicker answers? As a ...


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I prefer seeing brief questions in a Tour, even one that is realistically too brief for the standards usually set here. It's supposed to teach site functionality, not "how to ask." Too much text in the example, and it may distract down the reader -- and given how quick an overview of StackExchange style it's intended to be, the brevity is intentional. (I ...


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We could use something like the one at the Android StackExchange's FAQ Android Enthusiasts - Stack Exchange is for enthusiasts, power users, and regular people who use the Android operating system. If your question generally covers... Using your Android device Using a particular app on your Android device Trying to solve an error or ...


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Moderators can only edit this text in the FAQ https://gis.stackexchange.com/faq For a short amount of text it has to cover all questions... If you would like to contribute to the editing of this text please post an answer on this meta data question. Thanks The Geographic Information Systems Stack Exchange is for questions concerning geographic ...


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The About Page is for information about the GIS StackExchange site, not about GIS. The current GIS SE About Page states who the site is for This is a free, community driven Q&A for cartographers, geographers and GIS professionals. It is a part of the Stack Exchange network of Q&A websites, and it was created through the open democratic ...


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I can't find a place where it explicity states "one question per question" (in an official capacity, though we do have Framing (asking) good Questions for GIS Stack Exchange? linked from the help), but I have understood that to mean/be a response to questions that give all of their problems at once. In effect, the question is too broad. One good example I ...


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I don't recall when this happened, but the FAQ has been replaced with a much-improved Help Center.


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