Inspired by this question, I created a map of all tags on the site.

I used some software from the same person who made the TagOverflow online tool. This tool uses a data.SE query, so it isn’t limited by API requests like the online tool is.

2017 map of everything

The coloring is mostly arbitrary. That outer ring of tags is a bunch of tags that had no connections to any other tag, so they’re just out by themselves. The image links to an SVG version of the file, for better zooming.

2017 map of all tags

2017 map of all tags used at least 15 times

Here is a map of all tags that are used at least 15 times. The color scheme is not quite the same as the previous map.

2017 map of tags used 15+ times

2016 map

Here is a map of all tags from 2016. This reflects the site’s tagging prior to the recent Big Edit Event.

2016 map of all tags

To make this a question: any requests? I can generate SVG, different tags, different coloring, etc.

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    It’s easier to see all the connections in the software, since I can highlight particular nodes.
    – Molag Bal
    Apr 27, 2016 at 6:54
  • Apparently I'm very right-wing on this map.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Apr 28, 2016 at 10:25
  • Is it possible to have a larger map with all the tags, not just the biggest?
    – Eithne
    Apr 30, 2016 at 6:57
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    @Eithne It’s kind of possible. Here. 176 tags refused to group with any of the others. For example, all falling-skies questions have only that tag.
    – Molag Bal
    Apr 30, 2016 at 7:55
  • @anaranjada, thank you so much! It's really interesting to see how all the topics are related or not to each others. It's like to see whole achipelagos, little islands and some big, major continents of a world.
    – Eithne
    Apr 30, 2016 at 20:02
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    @anaranjada WOW. I'm going to frame that and put it on my wall.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    May 2, 2016 at 19:32
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    wow, that's great I do so love organization
    – Fey Ray
    Jun 14, 2016 at 4:54
  • Awesome job, it looks amazing :-) Jul 8, 2016 at 6:43
  • It's 2017, surely?
    – Valorum
    Mar 19, 2017 at 22:10
  • It's got horns now. Great bulging horns of fantasy.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Mar 20, 2017 at 1:45
  • I'd like to see this generated again, the last one is from 2017.
    – Anonymous
    Jun 8, 2021 at 22:25
  • @Anonymous It probably hasn't changed much since 2017; we didn't have another Big Edit Event since then.
    – Rand al'Thor Mod
    Jun 12, 2021 at 5:35

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Hey, this was awesome.

But, we killed it.

Would you do this for us again? You'll have to wait a week, though, in order for all of our changes to reflect on the Data Explorer:

The data is updated early every Sunday morning around 3:00 UTC.

I'm eager to see some of the differences as part of the clean up.

Hey, if you're taking requests, I wouldn't mind seeing a cleaned-up version showing only tags > 15 questions, too, for readability.


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