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The tags and are often used together, but inconsistently so, yet with overlapping concerns, e.g. a "GeoGraphics" question

PlotMarkers in GeoListPlot do not work

vs. a "Geography" question

upper limit with PlotStyle in GeoListPlot in v10.1

The boundary between the two is often fuzzy, but I believe a clear boundary can be created by strictly having only geographic plotting in and anything else geography related (entities, GeoDistance, etc.) go in . Obviously, there is still quite a bit of overlap, but I think this is a reasonable distinction and the tag descriptions should be updated. Agreed? However, this brings up other questions.

  1. Is distinct enough from to warrant a separate tag? (I believe so, but I prefer consensus.)
  2. Where do the geoplots (GeoListPlot, GeoHistogram, etc.) go: ,, or ?
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    I'd go with graphics+geography for GeoGraphics, + plotting for the rest and other appropriate combinations for other cases, like curated-data or filtering – Kuba Mar 21 '17 at 13:41
  • Another one why we should not use geographics tag, it can be easily put in the query as it is very specific term. – Kuba Mar 21 '17 at 13:55
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    I suppose it depends on the definition of geography. With the definition I grew up with, most of the geography questions seem to have little to do with geography beyond political boundaries (= "geographics"?). I'd recommend making them synonyms. – Michael E2 Mar 21 '17 at 14:02
  • @Kuba graphics3d is a counter-case to that. – rcollyer Mar 21 '17 at 14:22
  • To my second point? – Kuba Mar 21 '17 at 14:28
  • @Kuba yes. Graphics3D was considered separate enough to warrant its own tag, and in general, I believe GeoGraphics warrants the same. But, I'm not against merging it with graphics, nor am I particularly for it. – rcollyer Mar 21 '17 at 14:39
  • @rcollyer I see, well I must say I'm not entirely happy about graphics3d/graphics/plotting wikis. – Kuba Mar 21 '17 at 14:41
  • @Kuba I agree with that. I think geography needs to stand on its own for functions like GeoDistance, GeoArea, etc. as merging them with curated-data is not a great fit. Thinking about it, adding geographics as a synonym for graphics is not unreasonable, and shunting the geoplotting functions into plotting works well enough for me. – rcollyer Mar 21 '17 at 14:45
  • Thus far the voting has really cleared things up ... o_O – rcollyer Mar 22 '17 at 4:20
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Alternative Partial Merge Option:

I understand arguments for having but I think that considering a big picutre we should use as a secondary tag similarly to how was agreed to be used: Do we need a "list-filtering" tag?

Here is mu proposition:

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Completely separate option:

  • Leave separate as while the creation of a GeoGraphics object, by hand, is very similar to Graphics the underlying processing is very different. This follows the current path that and are supposed to follow.
  • is then reserved for functions like GeoDistance, etc.
  • Functions like GeoListPlot, GeoRegionValuePlot, etc. which output a GeoGraphics object are put into in an analogous manner to as they usually don't require direct manipulation of primitives and directives.
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Full merge option:

  • Make a synonym to turning the latter into a category for "the direct use of primitives and directives in creating a 2D graphic."
  • is then reserved for functions like GeoDistance, etc.
  • Functions like GeoListPlot, GeoRegionValuePlot, etc. which output a GeoGraphics object are put into as they usually don't require direct manipulation of primitives and directives.
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Partial merge option:

  • Leave separate as while the creation of a GeoGraphics object, by hand, is very similar to Graphics the underlying processing is very different. This follows the current path that and are supposed to follow.
  • is then reserved for functions like GeoDistance, etc.
  • Functions like GeoListPlot, GeoRegionValuePlot, etc. which output a GeoGraphics object are put into as they usually don't require direct manipulation of primitives and directives.
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