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QGIS is a cross-platform GIS application licensed under the GNU General Public License.
when ArcGIS Desktop is the product you are using but also tag for the application (ArcGIS Pro or ArcMap) that you are using.
Python is an open source interpreted programming language used in many GIS programs.
A site-package created by Esri to expose ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro) geoprocessing, mapping, etc, to Python.
Raster is a data format consisting of regular grids of values, usually stored in an image-like format.
PostGIS is an extension for the PostgreSQL object-relational database that adds support for geographic objects.
A reference framework consisting of a set of points, lines, and/or surfaces, and a set of rules, used to define the positions of points in space in either two or three dimensions. This tag also refers…
ArcMap is the former flagship application of ArcGIS Desktop and the tag for that (arcgis-desktop) should also be added for any questions about its GUI
Python bindings for QGIS.
GDAL (Geospatial Data Abstraction Library) is an open source translator library for raster and vector geospatial data formats.
GeoServer is an open source software server written in Java that allows users to share and edit Geospatial data.
A vector data storage format for storing the location, shape, and attributes of geographic features. Often referred to as 'an ESRI shapefile', as ESRI developed it.
Statistical computing language and software environment.
On a map, a closed shape defined by a connected sequence of x,y coordinate pairs, where the first and last coordinate pair are the same and all other pairs are unique.
PostgreSQL is an open source object-relational database system.
when ArcGIS 10.0 is the version you are using from the ArcGIS platform.
for questions specific to the 3.x series of QGIS.
Google's cloud computing platform for geospatial data & analysis at earthengine.google.com.
when ArcGIS 10.1 is the version you are using from the ArcGIS platform.
when ArcGIS 10.2 is the version you are using from the ArcGIS platform.
OpenStreetMap is a collaborative project to create a free editable map of the world. The data is free, and free of legal and technical restrictions. OpenStreetMap is often shortened to OSM.
when ArcGIS for Server is the product you are using from the ArcGIS platform.
Software plugins that add functionality to the QGIS package
ArcObjects is a set of COM-based APIs from ESRI Inc. that are used in several of their products including ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Engine and ArcGIS Server.
GRASS GIS (Geographic Resources Analysis Support System) is a free, open source geographical information system (GIS) specialized in handling raster, topological vector, image processing, and graphic …
An application of ArcGIS Pro and also of ArcGIS Desktop 10.x that is used to create, edit and manage models within its Geoprocessing Framework
allows you to perform calculations on the basis of existing attribute values or defined functions in QGIS, ArcGIS, etc.
A Web Map Service (WMS) is a standard protocol for serving georeferenced map images over the Internet
Use when your question is about one of the versions of the ArcGIS Pro application of ArcGIS Desktop
Rendering values from attribute tables as text on maps near their feature. For questions about legend labels use the [legend] tag instead.