Croatia subcategory

Category name

Hrvatska (Croatia)

Is this a top-level category or a subcategory?

Subcategory, below the Communities section.

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

A place for the Croatian community to discuss and vote on decisions.

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

There are no other Croatian categories.

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

There is a Croatian forum which will hopefully be migrated to this community. There is a Croatian mailing list which will probably continue existing here. There is an active Croatian Telegram channel .

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

The forum was pretty much abandoned, but the mailing list had a few mails per month. The Telegram channel is very active, with daily discussions, which may partly be shifted here.

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

The general plan to migrate the old

List the usernames of the category moderators

  • hbogner
    A mapper since 2009. An active contributor to OpenStreetMap. Involved with the community, initiator of numerous meetups. Was a moderator on the old Croatian forum.

  • Janjko
    A mapper since 2010. An active contributor to OpenStreetMap. Involved with the community. Was a moderator on the old Croatian forum.


Thanks for the request.

While we wait for the proposed moderators to comment here they are OK with the role, it would be great if you could add a third moderator, 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!

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I second Janjko’s proposal for a Croatia subcategory, and the two of us as moderators.

PS. Regarding the third moderator, is it a requirement or a recommendation?

Then I suggest a third moderator:

Ivan Habunek
A mapper since 2017. An active contributor to Openstreetmap. Involved with the community.


I agree with the proposal and agree to act as moderator.

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Thanks everyone for confirming,

As per the current Moderation Selection Criteria now the community has 5 days (that must include weekend days) to discuss about this proposal.

After that a voting poll will be opened for another 5 days to validate the list.


Thank you @nukeador

Local community has been invited to participate in this discussion.
Waiting for their feedback.


I support the proposal for opening of Croatian subcategory and the moderator nominations above!

We have a new moderator candidate:

Matija Nalis
A mapper since 2008. An active contributor to Openstreetmap. Involved with the community.


I agree to act as moderator, and support all nominations suggested so far.


Hello again everyone,

Five days have passed for the community discussion so now a voting poll is opened for another five days to validate the final list.

The list will be validated if it gets at least 80% of yes votes. Note that votes (who voted what) are public to help identify any abuses.


Do you approve @hbogner @Janjko @Matija_Nalis and @Ivan_Habunek to be category moderators for the “Croatia” category?
  • Yes I approve
  • No, I don’t approve (please comment below)

0 voters


People have spoken :slight_smile:

The #communities:hr category is now created and the approved moderators have been added to the group.

Please make sure you request an update to the OSM Community Index to include this new channel for your community and remove any former/inactive one.

Also, please make sure you edit the “About community category” topic to include a link to OSM Etiquette in your language, you can provide a translation if needed on the wiki.