New category: geography

Sam Lawrance boris at
Fri May 19 02:41:48 UTC 2006

On 19/05/2006, at 8:44 AM, David J Brooks wrote:

> On Thursday 18 May 2006 16:58, Pav Lucistnik wrote:
>> Sam Lawrance píše v čt 18. 05. 2006 v 20:41 +1000:
>>> I would like to create a new category "geography", encompassing the
>>> following types of ports:
>>> - Mapping - editing, viewing, format conversion (eg. graphics/ 
>>> jumpgis)
>>> - Geographic information systems and utilities (eg. databases/ 
>>> postgis)
>>> - GPS applications (eg. astro/gpsman)
>>> - Weather (eg. astro/gdesklets-goodweather)
>>> - Other software/services related to location (eg. net/GeoIP)
>> Excuse me, pal, but how exactly does weather fit into a geographical
>> applications?
> My guess would be that Meteorology is being considered as a subset  
> of Geology,
> which isn't really the same as Geography.

I don't think so.  They don't train up geologists so they can sit  
around in the coal mine looking at the weather all day.

> It dosn't really fit well in Astronomy either. Personally, I would  
> think that
> weather apps would fit best in ports/science unless there are  
> enough of them
> to justify their own category of ports/wx

I agree that it doesn't fit in astronomy.  However, I am not  
considering moving ports to anything except a "geography" category.

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