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This is an archived WebSchemas proposal CivicServices for schema.org. See Proposals listing for more. Note: active schema.org development is now based at github


This page discusses a proposal extending schema.org to cover various kinds of civic services.

From the document: This document is a proposal by the Google.org Social Impact tem for some extensions of Schema.org schemas to better support the description of public civic services.

Draft proposal

The draft is available as a PDF document.

Example markup (microdata)

The following example is taken from the first draft; it may not track any subsequent drafts linked below.

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<div itemscope itemtype=”http://schema.org/GovernmentService”>
<link itemprop=”url” href=”http://on.nyc.gov/fsep” />
<span itemprop=”name”> NYC Food Service Establishment Permit Service</span><div itemprop=”serviceArea” itemscope itemtype=”http://schema.org/AdministrativeArea”>
<span itemprop=”name”>New York</span>
<div itemprop=”provider”> itemscope itemtype=”http://schema.org/GovernmentOrganization”>
<span itemprop=”name”>Department of Health and Mental Hygiene”</span>
<div itemprop=”audience” itemscope itemtype=”http://schema.org/BusinessAudience”>
<span itemprop=”audienceType”>FoodEstablishment</span>
<div itemprop=”serviceChannel” itemscope itemtype=”http://schema.org/ServiceChannel”>
<span itemprop=”name”>NYC Food Service Web Channel</span>
<link itemprop=”serviceUrl” href=”https://a858-elpaca.nyc.gov/CitizenAccess/” />
<div itemprop=”serviceChannel” itemscope itemtype=”http://schema.org/ServiceChannel”>
<span itemprop=”name”>NYC Food Service Physical Channel</span>
<div itemprop=”serviceLocation” itemscope itemtype=”http://schema.org/GovernmentBuilding”>
<span itemprop=”name”>DCA Citywide Licensing Center</span>
<div itemprop=”address” itemscope itemtype=”http://schema.org/PostalAddress”>
<span itemprop=”streetAddress”>42 Broadway</span>
<span itemprop=”addressLocality”>New York</span>
<span itemprop=”addressRegion”>NY</span>
<span itemprop=”postalCode”>10004</span>
<time itemprop=”openingHours” datetime=”M,T,Th,Fr 09:00-17:00”>Mondays, Tuesdays, 
Thursdays, and Fridays 9am-5pm</time>
<time itemprop=”openingHours” datetime=”W 08:30-17:00”>Wednesdays 8:30am-5pm</time>

The example is in Microdata. RDFa is important to many in the govt sector; an RDFa version would look very similar. Roughly, 'itemscope' is not written; 'itemtype' becomes 'typeof', 'itemprop' becomes 'property'.

Related Work

  • W3C e-govt Linked Data group