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ravells

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Shouldn't the banner ad for esri at the top of this site read:

'Produce more maps with fewer resources' ?

Sorry to be a pedant, but I've nothing better to do!

(well I have, but I'm not doing them!)

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I was delighted when the supermarket in my neighborhood—departing from their corporate standard—put up signs reading

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Shouldn't the banner ad for esri at the top of this site read:

'Produce more maps with fewer resources' ?

Sorry to be a pedant, but I've nothing better to do!

(well I have, but I'm not doing them!)

Yep, more or less. :P

("guilty" of pedantry from time to time. B) )

edited: corrected spelling of "pedantry".
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ESRI often irritates with the sloppy way they treat English, both technical and non-technical.

The latest: I took a course last week, and they are now using the term "shaded relief" to describe the combination of hillshading with hypsometric colours. I can understand the convenience of having a term to describe this creature, but appropriating a word that has a long history of meaning something else, and doesn't even make sense in this new usage, can only cause confusion every time it's used. The stupidity is baffling.




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