India subcategory

Category name


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

To discuss topics related to OSM in India, both for the local community in India and the international OSM community

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

The old users:India forum is in read-only mode. Most local community discussions happen on Telegram and Matrix, but these platforms don’t work well for long-term discussions and they require an extra account to access.

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

Migration of users:India

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

The main OSM India Telegram/Matrix group averages a 100 messages per week. Other regional groups, including OSM Kerala and OSM Bengaluru, have their own separate Telegram/Matrix groups. users:India would normally get under a dozen messages per month, but the local community in India has grown a lot since the time the users:India forum went inactive.

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

The new Subcategory will complement the existing Telegram/Matrix groups and will not replace them.

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

List the usernames of the category moderators

@sahilister (osm)
@muzirian (osm)
@NLBRT (osm)
@contrapunctus (osm)
@reueld (osm)

Anyone else who would like to volunteer as a moderator, or suggest names of users who could be moderators, is welcome to reply on this thread. Keep in mind the Moderator selection criteria.

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