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Types and additional Types

In general, they are used to describe an entity in the real world. It can indicate to an abstract level i.e., Place. Furthermore, to the additional types i.e., Place → Landform → BodyOfWater → Waterfall.

Example: types and additional types

Event → BusinessEvent. CivicStructure → PlaceOfWorship → Church → CatholicChurch


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Related to Types & Categorise:

The available properties of an entity might overlap with the Categories such as Restaurant. For Types it indicates the abstract meaning of a Restaurant, which means this place is a restaurant with the main type FoodEstablishment. Where in categories, it indicates a sub-category of Gastronomie, where the restaurant has, a kitchen and this kitchen can be → vegan, Italian, etc.


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Helpful hints

  • LiveVideo, StaticWebcam and WebLink exists as additional type for Webcams. LiveVideo and StaticWebcam were suitable to embed on your page however a Webcam with the additional type WebLink contains a link to a full website sometimes with multiple webcams included.