What should we do with https://android.stackexchange.com/questions/12478/is-there-a-gis-application-for-android? The question is equally on-topic for both Android and GIS Stack Exchange.

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  • Should we close them? As it stands now, the question cannot be answered without duplicating GIS' perfectly good answer and there is no appropriate close/duplicate reason for this kind if case. – Lie Ryan Jan 30 '12 at 4:57

It's a pity that StackExchange isn't a bit more intelligent with cross-SE site links. I'd say that the questions are related, but there's likely to be a slightly different focus by answerers on each site. I'd have thought an entry in the "Linked Questions" section would be the right way to do it, but not currently possible.

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  • Please see my added comment. – Lie Ryan Jan 30 '12 at 5:04

In general it's fine to have overlapping questions, as long as they weren't cross-posted by the same user (without appropriate reason). Linking in a comment is a good idea though.

This isn't generally done on beta sites though (the beta question is closed), although you'd have to ask the SE team for the reasoning there.

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  • Please see my added comment. – Lie Ryan Jan 30 '12 at 5:02
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    @LieRyan I still think it's fine to stay here. An answer pointing to GIS and summarizing wouldn't be amiss though. If you think SE should have a better way of dealing with these I would bring it up on MSO, since it's likely to get more attention there (if it hasn't already been discussed). – Matthew Read Jan 30 '12 at 18:02

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