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Re: Schema for Transport Data

From: Christian Bäuerlein <christian.baeuerlein@googlemail.com>
Date: Wed, 08 Feb 2012 19:31:41 +0100
Message-ID: <4F32BF8D.6060300@gmail.com>
To: public-vocabs <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Hi Martin,

thank you for this input!

It's good to know I could model this information already using
GoodRelations. But I think it would also be a good idea to have them as
schema.org types. In general it looks to me that geospatial information
(esp. more complex than points of interest) is somehow underrerpresented
in the schemas.

The ontologies you mentioned look very interesting.
I think the Google Transit Feed Specification
(https://developers.google.com/transit/gtfs/reference) could be another
good place to look for inspiration for useful properties.

It looks like you have a lot more experience in this than me. So what do
you think would be a good way to start?

If you think it's a good idea, I could create a first draft of schema
types for the models I need for my actual use cases (car pooling, car
rental, public transport) and propose it to you and the others.

What do you guys think?



> Martin Hepp <mailto:martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
> 8. Februar 2012 09:38
> Hi Christian,
> Actually, most of this can already by modeled by combining schema.org with
> - http://purl.org/vso/ns for cars (sales, rental, etc.) and
> - http://purl.org/tio/ns for transportation services and tickets.
> I would be happy to work on incorporating part or all of this into the
> schema.org namespace so that I can be used without vocabulary mixing,
> but as said, you can do that as of today.
> The basic principle of extending schema.org with those vocabularies is
> shown here:
> http://wiki.goodrelations-vocabulary.org/Microdata (see Scenario 2) and
> Note that the VSO vocabulary is the base for Volkswagen's massive
> publication of structured data about cars and their configuration options.
> Best
> Martin
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> Christian Bäuerlein <mailto:christian.baeuerlein@googlemail.com>
> 7. Februar 2012 23:11
> Hi,
> I'd like to propose a new set of types for schema.org to represent all
> kinds of transport data (bus, train, carpooling, taxi, car rental, ...).
> A few thoughts on what it should include:
> * Publishing information about a transport.
> * Offering/demanding a transport service, including a Company/Personthat
> offers/demands it.
> * Route informations (start, destination, waypoints, driving
> instructions) - i.e. by extending GeoShape with a list of waypoints.
> Supporting semantic markup like this could be useful for a lot of people
> as well as a lot of services like Google Maps, public transport
> companies, car rental companies and carpooling sites.
> Is there any interest in working together on this project?
> I'd love to hear your feedback.
> Best,
> Christian
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