Oceania Subcategory

Category name


Is this a top-level category or a subcategory?


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

An oceania subcategory would service mappers in Oceania.

Oceania in this context is the same definition as that adopted for the OSM Local Chapter (here )

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

This category would deal with specific Oceania mapping issues

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

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

Already Exists in different forms.

  • The talk-au mailing list is very active, averaging a message or so a week
  • The talk-nz is much less active, averaging a message every other month.
  • The talk-oceania mailing list was never used.
  • The Australia and New Zealand forum groups were rarely used.
  • The #oceania discord channel is very active, with multiple conversations occurring a day.

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

No, not currently.

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

The OSM Etiquette Guidelines will apply.

List the usernames of the category moderators

  • Andrew Davidson (@TheSwavu)
    • Andrew is an active contributor to conversations across all communications channels, and a prolific editor with a long history with OSM.
  • Sam Wilson (@Sam_Wilson)
    ** Sam is an active contributor to conversations on the talk-au mailing list, and is a regular organiser of mapping events and meet-ups in Perth.
  • Dian Agesson (@Diacritic - myself)
    ** Regular contributor on mailing list, discord, and wiki. Frequent editor

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