That’s already 7 categories. My concern is to avoid having too many categories, and putting walls between communities. However, could you please let me know what you think about it? In particular:
There is no “GIS/Mapping Applications” category but related topics would fit into the “Tools and Web Services” (sub-)categories (same would apply to “3D Visualization”, “Programming”…). Is it good enough or do we need a dedicated “Programming and Workflows” category for example?
The dedicated “Solar System Treks” sub-category, moderated by @emily.s.law ?
Is the difference clear enough between “Data Access and Discovery” and “Planetary Datasets”? Better naming or description?
I agree that we don’t want to have too many categories. Organize subcategories within a main category is fine. Treks would be a good example under tools/web services. Absolutely, I will be more than happy to moderate Treks topics.
I have a question: To which category would the topic of “PDS4 data preparation for archival” belong? Also, I wonder if IPDA would be interested in using this forum as well.
With my proposal of categories, “PDS4 data preparation for archival” would fall into “Data Access and Discovery” (Discussions about locating, accessing, and using data from PDS, PSA and other planetary data archives and databases; and about preparing data for archiving in PDS, and for interoperability.
@michaelaye: following our discussion in Flagstaff… I added the new ‘Programming and Workflows’ category, and moved ‘Python’ from ‘Tools and Services’. Feel free to add more sub-categories and content (ask me if you need permissions).
I wanted to ask whether there is somewhere a place where we could make job announcements as well? We are announcing the opening of a job at ESA that is very relevant for this community but but I cannot see any of the fora where it would fit well. Are these type of communications envisioned in this forum? To answer the question of this thread, should we have a jobs category in the Forum as well?