Merriam-Webster defines community as “a body of individuals organized into a unit or manifesting usually with awareness some unifying trait”.
With this definition in mind, it can be said that wiki.GIS.com is developing a community. Our “unifying trait” is GIS or knowledge and awareness of GIS and its many uses.
With an increase in users comes the creation and editing of wiki pages. By looking at the recent changes to wiki.GIS.com, you can see that the creation and editing processes have involved some collaboration amongst users. Collaboration and a wiki go hand-in-hand, so it is good to see a community formulating and collaborating within wiki.GIS.com.
Upon the launch of wiki.GIS.com, GIS Lounge posted a blog with an approximation of the number of content pages at that time and an invite to add your knowledge of GIS to wiki.GIS.com. It is always great to see the community get involved with spreading the word and creating some chatter.
Since the launch of wiki.GIS.com there have been about 75 content pages added and a few new users are creating accounts every day. As I have found out through browsing, adding to and editing the wiki, it can be fun and it is always a learning experience. Jump in head first and see what or how you can contribute to wiki.GIS.com.
- Collin W., SCN Blog Content manager, ESRI Support Services