30 July 2010

GIS Stack Exchange is Open to All

 GIS Stack Exchange is Open to All - New!

A place where you can post a question and get fast answers.
Wiki cross Digg approach. Using Tags and forum based content.
Any 'geo' question

What kind of questions can I ask here?

GIS Stack Exchange Answering GIS Questions 

from the FAQ:
GIS - Stack Exchange is for programmers, DBAs, Cartographers, Geographers and anyone interested in GIS professionally.
Please do look around to see if your question has already been asked (and maybe even answered!) before you ask.

What kind of questions should I not ask here?

Avoid asking questions that are subjective, argumentative, or require extended discussion. This is not a discussion board, this is a place for questions that can be answered!
If you want to talk about the site itself, please don't do it here. Visit the meta-discussion site where you can talk about things like what questions are appropriate, what tags we should use, suggest a feature, or generally discuss how GIS - Stack Exchange  works.

Be nice.

Treat others with the same respect you'd want them to treat you. We're all here to learn together. Be tolerant of others who may not know everything you know. Bring your sense of humor.

Be honest.

Above all, be honest. If you see misinformation, vote it down. Insert comments indicating what, specifically, is wrong. Even better — edit and improve the information! Provide stronger, faster, superior answers of your own!

Full FAQ

Interested? then sign up

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At Friday, July 30, 2010 5:58:00 pm, Anonymous Harry Wood said...

Cool. The Stack Overflow Q & A system seems to be popular. Recently Tom Hughes launched help.openstreetmap.org using the same system. This is for questions about using and contributing to OpenStreetMap, and it seems to be working pretty nicely.

It's designed to encourage well written questions and well written answers, and to whittle things down towards that goal. It pretty neat, but a bit confusing at first.


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