Canada subcategory

Category name


Is this a top-level category or a subcategory?

Subcategory of Communities

Description of its purpose and which open mapping groups it will serve

For questions or discussion about mapping in Canada

Why is this new category needed instead of being hosted as part of the existing ones?

Questions or discussion could go in the “Help and Support” or “General Talk” categories but if they are about Canada specifically they would not be relevant for most users on this forum

Is this a new space or does it already exist on other platforms? Where?

There is an active mailing list, talk-ca.
There was also a category users: Canada created in the migration, but it appears to be read-only. I’m not sure if it can be reused or merged with a new one.

Current volume of messages on the former platforms, if any (per week/per month)

The talk-ca mailing list has about one discussion per month. The discussions can get quite long, so the number of messages is higher. Also there are 2 posts per week (8/month) from weeklyOSM.

Is there a transition plan for the old platform to this new one? (please link or describe)

I sent a message to the talk-ca mailing list a few days ago about creating a category, but it got stuck waiting for moderator approval. As far as I know no other discussions about creating a category here have taken place.

(Optional) A link or list of the category specific guidelines

List the usernames of the category moderators

Since I couldn’t find any previous discussions and I couldn’t reach the talk-ca mailing list I can’t provide a list of moderators. Would anyone like to volunteer?

Thanks for the request.

Please, reply again when you have a list of proposed moderators, they will need to comment here they are OK with the role, and it would be great if you could edit the initial message adding their usernames in these forums and a brief description on why each moderator was proposed. This is asked as part of the process to provide transparency and allow a community conversation to happen here.

As per the current Moderation Selection Criteria note that for the list of moderators to be approved, 5 days of community discussion will need to take place here (always including weekend days) and then a voting poll to validate the list by the community will be open for another 5 days too.

Thanks again!