Buildings and Rooms Vocabulary

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Last update:

02 October 2012

Namespace URI:

http://vocab.deri.ie/rooms#

Abstract

A simple vocabulary for describing the rooms in a building.

All terms at a glance

Classes: Building | Desk | Floor | FloorSection | Room | Site


Properties: contains | occupant

Overview diagram

Overview

This is a simple vocabulary for describing the floors, rooms and so on in a building. It provides a simple and practical set of terms for assigning URIs to a building's rooms and providing minimal descriptions. Suggestions for further terms are very welcome.

An example dataset is available here: Rooms in the DERI building.

Classes

Class: rooms:Building

BuildingA human-made structure used for sheltering or continuous occupancy.

URI:
http://vocab.deri.ie/rooms#Building
Superclass:
geo:SpatialThing
Disjoint with:
foaf:Document, foaf:Agent

Class: rooms:Desk

DeskA table used in a work or office setting, typically for reading, writing, or computer use.

URI:
http://vocab.deri.ie/rooms#Desk
Superclass:
geo:SpatialThing
Disjoint with:
foaf:Document, foaf:Agent

Class: rooms:Floor

FloorA level part of a building that has a permanent roof. A storey of a building.

URI:
http://vocab.deri.ie/rooms#Floor
Superclass:
geo:SpatialThing
Disjoint with:
foaf:Document, foaf:Agent

Class: rooms:FloorSection

Floor SectionA named part of a floor of a building. Typically used to denote several rooms that are grouped together based on spatial arrangement or use.

URI:
http://vocab.deri.ie/rooms#FloorSection
Superclass:
geo:SpatialThing
Disjoint with:
foaf:Agent, foaf:Document

Class: rooms:Room

RoomA space inside a structure, typically separated from the outside by exterior walls and from other rooms in the same structure by internal walls.

URI:
http://vocab.deri.ie/rooms#Room
Superclass:
geo:SpatialThing
Disjoint with:
foaf:Document, foaf:Agent

Class: rooms:Site

SiteAn area of land with a designated purpose, such as a university Campus, a housing estate, or a building site.

URI:
http://vocab.deri.ie/rooms#Site
Superclass:
geo:SpatialThing
Disjoint with:
foaf:Agent, foaf:Document

A rooms:Site may rooms:contain other instances of rooms:Site. A site may not always be a single bounded area, as some sites may be divided, often by a road. A site will often contain one or more rooms:Buildings. rooms:Site is not the same as org:Site, which describes any place where an organization is sited; but both classes overlap.

Properties

Property: rooms:contains

ContainsThe object resource is physically and spatially contained in the subject resource. Being the subject or object of this property implies being a spatial object. Intended for use in the context of buildings, rooms, etc.

URI:
http://vocab.deri.ie/rooms#contains
Domain:
geo:SpatialThing
Range:
geo:SpatialThing
Superproperty:
dct:hasPart

Property: rooms:occupant

OccupantAn agent that generally occupies the physical area of the subject resource. Having this property implies being a spatial object. Being the object of this property implies being an agent. Intended for use with buildings, rooms, desks, etc.

URI:
http://vocab.deri.ie/rooms#occupant
Domain:
geo:SpatialThing
Range:
foaf:Agent