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How to express something is-located-at an org:Site

From: Jakob Voss <jakob.voss@gbv.de>
Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2011 14:49:39 +0100
Message-ID: <4EB93373.2050403@gbv.de>
To: public-lod@w3.org

The Organization Ontology as described at


contains org:Site for location information, both physical and 
non-physical. There are properties to connect organizations and sites 
(org:hasSite / org:siteOf) and to connect People and sites 
(org:basedAt). But these properties have no general super-property to 
express that something (not necessarily an org:Organization or 
foaf:Person) is located at an org:Site.

I found the following properties that may match:

1. dcterms:spatial 
(http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/#terms-spatial) has range 
(http://dublincore.org/documents/dcmi-terms/#classes-Location) for "A 
spatial region or named place"

2. http://dbpedia.org/ontology/location has range
http://dbpedia.org/ontology/Place for "Immobile things or locations"

3. http://schema.org/location has range http://schema.org/Place which is 
for "Entities that have a somewhat fixed, physical extension".

Each choice would make org:Site a subclass of or equivalent to another 
class for places. I'd prefer not to create yet another property but use 
an existing one, so could the Organization Ontology be aligned to one of 
the three ontologies listed above?


Jakob Vo▀ <jakob.voss@gbv.de>, skype: nichtich
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