Use of dcat:contactPoint

Published on: 01/03/2016

The domain of dcat:contactPoint is dcat:Dataset. An org:FormalOrganization is neither owl:sameAs nor a subclass of dcat:Dataset, so the use of this property is inconsistent.




Update: I'm unable to edit the issue title, but it would be "Use of dcat:contactPoint".






philarcher (not verified)
Tue, 01/03/2016 - 16:55

philarcher (not verified)
Tue, 08/03/2016 - 13:45

Looking for alternatives I find two that seem most appropriate: (which redirects to - work done by Southampton University in this space. (which redirects to…) This is from the OSLO work in Flanders. It has a range if VCard (that should perhaps be updated to v:Kind?)


There are many others - this is a property that gets reinvented a lot.


The current frozen status of may be an issue for some people.

Wed, 09/03/2016 - 20:11

Maybe these are potential alternatives:

EDIT: corrected "C" to "c" before "ontactPoint".


Wed, 09/03/2016 - 15:00

Re:, use the property (lowercase "c") :)

philarcher (not verified)
Wed, 23/03/2016 - 18:08

It was resolved in the meeting of 2016-03-09 that we would indeed use schema:contactPoint. We also discussed the distinction between the URL property of the VCard and foaf:homepage. So the proposed text in the doc now says:


Property: contactPoint

The contact point property links to a VCard that provides contact information such as a phone number, e-mail address and online contact information. The latter is conceptually distinct from the organization's homepage which may or may not provide contact information.


In the RDF release of the CPOV, this property is bound to schema:contactPoint.