Quoting from Jon's excellent post:

… it's none too clear how questions are divided among , , and . I suspect they should be synonyms in the context of this site.

What is your opinion? Should and be merged? If so, which one should be kept? And what about ?

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IMHO there's no important difference between geospatial and gis at this level of granularity. maps implies an existing visual representation of the data (as opposed to the data itself) but I don't know if the average user is intending that distinction or not. And I don't know if I personally consider a "map" to be "open data" if the geospatial data behind it isn't open.

TL;DR: merge geospatial and gis.

  • I completely agree. Which tag would you suggest we should use? Apr 2, 2015 at 14:11
  • I'd be tempted by spatial, but out of the above two, geospatial. Apr 3, 2015 at 3:58
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    Personally I think geospatial is the way to go. What would be the advantage of spatial in your opinion? Apr 3, 2015 at 8:58

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