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Re: Need for a new type Activity

From: Adrian Giurca <giurca@tu-cottbus.de>
Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2011 15:24:26 +0200
Message-ID: <4EAAAD0A.4010001@tu-cottbus.de>
To: roy@webnodes.com
CC: public-vocabs@w3.org

I would say probably extending just by providing a more specific name 
*but not defining new properties* should not be an issue.

For example, you may want to consider a more specific tourist attraction 
type such as ArtGallery. Then  you can use


to specify this new (sub)type.

If you want to specify a  description about a concrete art gallery (an 
instance, not a type) such as "Tate Modern" you may consider using the type
http://schema.org/TouristAttraction/ArtGallery together with the 
property name (name="Tate Modern").

-Adrian G.

On 10/26/2011 7:24 PM, Roy Lachica wrote:
> Hi
> I was just adding Schema.org for a tourist site. In particular activities (Things to do at a location) and found a need for an Activity type.
> Many tourism websites separate tourist activities from tourist sites (what to do from what to see).
> Existing types such as http://schema.org/Event seem to be meant for a single event happening at a certain time at a certain location.
> http://schema.org/TouristAttraction don’t really match for activities such as shopping and eating out? From Wikipedia: “A tourist attraction is a place of interest where tourists visit, typically for its inherent or exhibited cultural value, historical significance, natural or built beauty, or amusement opportunities.”
> A page about Hiking should have links to places where you can go hiking, but the activity hiking itself is not really a tourist attraction?
> I would like to add activities that are also relevant in a non-tourist setting. Using TouristAttraction (typically used for things you go to see) therefore seem wrong. TouristAttraction is also a sub type of Place. Many activities are place independent.
> I would guess that search engine queries like “What to do in Rio” are just as much used as “What to see in Rio”.
> When searching for Shopping it would be nice to specify that i mean the activity of shopping so I can get a list of pages about shopping rather than a list of online shops.
> There are also many sites that contain general non-tourist activities that could benefit from an Activity type.
> By having an activity type, search engine users can differentiate between football as an activity, a football club or the object football.
> I would therefore like to suggest the type: Activity  (description: Something you can do at will, regularly or perhaps once in a lifetime)
> I am sure someone else has better suggestions for sub types, properties and descriptions. I was not able to find a good taxonomy or vocabulary but here’s a few suggestions for sub types:
> Activity/Tourism
> (Camping, sightseeing, travelling, staying at hotels, caravan parks)
> Activity/Outdoor sport and recreation
> (Doing sports, golf, bowling, skiing, racing etc)
> Activity/Indoor sport and recreation
> (Go to swimming pools, sports halls, gymnasia, ice rinks, leisure centres etc)
> Activity/Outdoor informal recreation
> (Go to parks, play spaces,  beaches, lakes, rivers)
> Activity/Countryside recreation
> (Going to country parks, national parks, having picnics, trails/cycle paths etc)
> Activity/Cultural recreation and heritage
> (Going to theatres, concert, art centres/galleries, museums,  libraries, zoological parks, aquaria, botanic gardens)
> Activity/Arts and design
> (Playing instruments, singing, dance, acting, theatre, opera, visual arts and crafts, photography. Doing graphical design)
> Activity/Collecting
> (Trading antiques, collecting coins, stamps)
> Activity/Entertainment
> (Watching performing arts, comedy shows, going to the cinema, listening to broadcasting, electronic or digital media, and film/television)
> Activity/Gambling
> (Going to bingo, casinos (involved playing for money)
> Activity/Social recreation
> (Pubs, Cafes and restaurants, dance clubs)
> Activity/Spectating
> (Football, cricket, rugby, tennis, greyhound/ horse racing)
> Activity/Days out
> (Various destinations including formal attractions such as Amusement and theme parks, heritage attractions etc)
> Activity/Shopping
> (Window shopping)
> Activity/Games
> (Playing board games, card games, video games, children games etc)
> Activity/Pleasure
> (Go to the spa, get a manicure, massage, yoga, meditation)
> Activity/Learning
> (Self development, get coaching, reading for learning)
> Activity/Selfless??
> (Volunteering, community work)
> Properties for Activity could be: time it typically takes to do it, how many you should be, how old you should be, expert level etc
> ..roy
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