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Re: geo property removed from PostalAddress?

From: Cosmin Paun <cpaun88@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2013 13:18:21 +0200
Message-ID: <CAOcLuTyQmnUbw5kGw-qj3paObYR8WLeA2WV0-nCxfXi-dYWWeg@mail.gmail.com>
To: Martin Hepp <martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org>
Cc: Dan Brickley <danbri@danbri.org>, "public-vocabs@w3.org Org" <public-vocabs@w3.org>
Dear Martin,

As much as I know, geo property has never been a property of
http://schema.org/PostalAddress. It is true, location property from
http://schema.org/Organization expect a
http://schema.org/PostalAddress or  a http://schema.org/Place (with a
geo property).

Regards,

Cosmin

On Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 11:48 AM, Martin Hepp
<martin.hepp@ebusiness-unibw.org> wrote:
> Dear Dan,
> all:
>
> If I am not mentally retarded, I am pretty sure that until yesterday, the geo property could also have been attached to a http://schema.org/PostalAddress.
>
> Now it seems to be gone and the Google Structured Data Testing tool starts complaining that geo was not defined for PostalAddress in schema.org. It is still available for http://schema.org/Place and its subtypes, as expected.
>
> Is that correct? I think that from a conceptual modeling perspective, both is arguably correct. Attaching the geo-position to a place and to an address means using the same property with two slightly different meaning:
>
> - geo attached to a place means the place can be found at that position
> - geo attached to an address means the address approximately translates to the geo-position.
>
> So it is "ontologically" cleaner as it is now. From a search engine perspective, however, you may want to allow people to support the translation from addresses to geo-positions or to provide precise geo-position if the address encompasses a bigger polygon.
>
> Martin
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