[OSGeo-Discuss] [OFF-TOPIC] GIS "StackOverflow" Website

Jason Birch jason at jasonbirch.com
Wed Jul 21 15:32:20 PDT 2010

I've been participating in the new Pro Webmasters community (another Area 51
site) while waiting for the GIS site to kick off, and it's been a great
experience.  I'd strongly encourage anyone with an interest in a
consolidated, open licence knowledge base for GIS to commit to this effort.

Thanks very much for putting this together George!


On 21 July 2010 12:14, George Silva wrote:

> Hello everyone,
> First I would like to apologize for cross posting in different/related
> lists. This is more of a invitation:
> StackOverflow.com is a website of questions and answers that is very
> lightweight, dynamic, and involves a great number of members in it's
> community. The stackOverflow website is specific about programming Q&A.
> The makers of SO, built a website classe stackexchange (
> area51.stackexchange.com) that allows users to propose new Q&A websites,
> about a certain topic.
> The proposal of this website is a to create a common place to ask for
> general questions about geoprocessing, GIS, GISc, and related topics. There
> is no restrictions about the technology or it's licensing methods. It's a
> true open forum for developers, geographers and anyone who actively uses GIS
> frequently.
> I proposed one about GIS and is in it's final stage before Beta. In that
> website you can view the example questions of On and Off topic questions,
> vote in the better ones and allows you to commit to that website. Only users
> that follow and commit to the website are allowed to participate in the Beta
> version (the beta version lasts for 10 days only - I'm not sure).
> Right now, we have 98% commit. Only 2% away from getting a Q&A website like
> StackOverflow (and others, that already passed beta period:
> gaming.stackexchange.com , cooking.stackexchange.com , etc);
> Here is the website address:
> http://area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/1425/geographic-information-systems
> If you feel like it, commit to the website and let's start building a great
> community for diffusion of GIS knowledge.
> I'm sorry for the long post, but I hope you like it.
> George
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