South Africa subcategory

Category name

South Africa

Is this a top-level category or a subcategory?


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

OpenStreetMap South Africa discussion area

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

South Africa specific mapping and info for local mappers.

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

New space to replace The Talk-ZA Archives and users: South Africa / OpenStreetMap Forum

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

Very occasional. Few month at max. Hope is that community category will increase participation.

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

Will be handled by @Firefishy and fellow moderators. Plan to be defined.

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

OSM Etiquette Guidelines will apply.

List the usernames of the category moderators

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 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.

Thanks again!

I’m happy to act as a mod. My username is (as you can see) @Adrian_Frith

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Once Gerhardus comments here accepting the role, the category and group will be created.


Gerhardus is unavailable at the moment, but I’ve been able to confirm via whatapp with him.

Would be great to proceed if possible.

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The #communities:za category is now created and the moderators that commented here have been added to the group. Gerhardus doesn’t have a user here yet, please ping once he’s available.

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.

Contributing · osmlab/osm-community-index Wiki · GitHub


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