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Re: Distance

From: Andy Mabbett <andy@pigsonthewing.org.uk>
Date: Sat, 29 Oct 2011 18:09:59 +0100
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On 27 October 2011 17:43, Jim Rhyne <jrhyne@thematix.com> wrote:
> Disclosure: I am affiliated with Rob Kost. We are currently doing markup for
> some hotel sites.

> A recurring structure on “resort” hotel sites is a table showing the
> distance from the hotel to local attractions. For example, hotels in Orlando
> often show distance to Disneyland, Wet ‘n Wild, and so forth.

> We also had to invent some new properties:

> “distanceTo” is a new property of Place with a target type of PathDistance
> “toPlace” is a property of PathDistance with Place as a target type
> “toDistance” is a property of PathDistance with Distance as a target type

> There really is not an existing schema.org property that could be extended
> to define “distanceTo”. The public documentation (including this forum) does
> not seem to address the definition of new properties that extend schema.org.
> Is it conceivable that there will be an extension mechanism based on OWL’s
> notion of top object property and subproperties? Or should we think to
> create a vocabulary that defines these things and incorporates the reusable
> parts of schema.org?

This seems redundant; just publish the address and/or coordinates, and
let other - impartial - tools work out distances.

Andy Mabbett
Received on Saturday, 29 October 2011 17:11:09 UTC

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