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Welcome to the GISWiki. It's a Wiki Wiki World.


What is a wiki?

A wiki (IPA: [ˈwɪ.kiː] <WICK-ee> or [ˈwiː.kiː] <WEE-kee>[1]) is a type of Web site that allows the visitors themselves to easily add, remove, and otherwise edit and change some available content, sometimes without the need for registration. This ease of interaction and operation makes a wiki an effective tool for collaborative authoring. The term wiki also can refer to the collaborative software itself (wiki engine) that facilitates the operation of such a Web site, or to certain specific wiki sites, including the computer science site (the original wiki) WikiWikiWeb and on-line encyclopedias such as Wikipedia.

Why a wiki?

There are a number of advantages to a wiki:

  • Dynamic
  • Not demanding economically, technologically, or to users
  • Knowledge creation, sharing, and management
  • Employee empowerment
  • Works well in decentralized environments
  • Wiki not?

How do I start?

You can search for articles in the search box on the left. For instance, try searching for ArcIMS. Any related links will be listed in the search result. If no exact match is found, you have to option of creating the page yourself.

If you do find a link to the information you need, you can visit the page and even edit it if you want to correct something or add more information, or start a discussion. The page editing interface has a number of formatting options at the top of the page.

Consult the User's Guide for information on using the wiki software.

Get Started

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