[OSGeo-Edu] [OFF-TOPIC] GIS "StackOverflow" Website
georger.silva at gmail.com
Wed Jul 21 15:14:33 EDT 2010
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
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:
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 R. C. Silva
Desenvolvimento em GIS
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