Add information about places available at event #1209

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philbarker opened this Issue Jun 15, 2016 · 6 comments

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philbarker commented Jun 15, 2016

There should be some way to identify the number of places that are available for an event. Both in total, as sometimes it matters whether an event in a small gathering of a few people or a coming together of thousands, and also the number of places that remain available, as sometimes it is useful to know that an event is about to sell-out.

This came up in the context of educational courses as events (see email discussion for the schema-course-extend group, also mentioned in issue #1092); but seems broader than educational courses.

I suggest two properties:
eventCapacity: integer; the total number of individuals that may attend the event.
placesRemaining: integer; the number of places for the event that remain unallocated.

(Maybe the inventoryLevel property of Offer can be used for places remaining, but it would require a change to the definition)

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It seems reasonable to me.

I was originally going to suggest we add this to Place instead, but there would be no way to express the capacity for virtual events. Should we change the name to maximumCapacity and add it to both http://schema.org/Event and http://schema.org/Place?

In which case, I would suggest renaming placesRemaining to remainingCapacity to make it clearer the two properties are related.

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vholland commented Jun 16, 2016

It seems reasonable to me.

I was originally going to suggest we add this to Place instead, but there would be no way to express the capacity for virtual events. Should we change the name to maximumCapacity and add it to both http://schema.org/Event and http://schema.org/Place?

In which case, I would suggest renaming placesRemaining to remainingCapacity to make it clearer the two properties are related.

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+1 to @vholland's suggestion (for some reason the reaction thing didn't seem to work). Also because not mentioning "place" removes ambiguity.

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chaals commented Jun 16, 2016

+1 to @vholland's suggestion (for some reason the reaction thing didn't seem to work). Also because not mentioning "place" removes ambiguity.

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This looks good to me, and the tweaks are good improvements. Additional LGTM's and comments welcomed from @scor @shankarnat @tmarshbing @nicolastorzec @rvguha and /cc @mfhepp who is supposed to be on vacation and not reading Github right now.

As soon as I'm done wrapping up the housekeeping from the 3.1 release I'll get this merged into our next release branch.

Thanks!

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danbri commented Aug 9, 2016

This looks good to me, and the tweaks are good improvements. Additional LGTM's and comments welcomed from @scor @shankarnat @tmarshbing @nicolastorzec @rvguha and /cc @mfhepp who is supposed to be on vacation and not reading Github right now.

As soon as I'm done wrapping up the housekeeping from the 3.1 release I'll get this merged into our next release branch.

Thanks!

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+1: very useful for Event and Places.

Many events and places actually distinguish even further: e.g. seat capacity, standup capacity, capacity for disabled persons, etc.

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nicolastorzec commented Aug 13, 2016

+1: very useful for Event and Places.

Many events and places actually distinguish even further: e.g. seat capacity, standup capacity, capacity for disabled persons, etc.

danbri added a commit that referenced this issue Aug 18, 2016

Merge pull request #1279 from philbarker/sdo-makemake
adding maximumCapacity and remainingCapacity Closes #1209
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Merged, although I think I'd rather rename these to include some notion of 'attendee' in the name.

For comparison, we have https://schema.org/vehicleSeatingCapacity which indicates what the capacity is about.

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danbri commented Aug 18, 2016

Merged, although I think I'd rather rename these to include some notion of 'attendee' in the name.

For comparison, we have https://schema.org/vehicleSeatingCapacity which indicates what the capacity is about.

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Queued for review as part of next release via http://webschemas.org/docs/releases.html#g1209

"Added maximumAttendeeCapacity and remainingAttendeeCapacity for describing places and events."

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danbri commented Aug 18, 2016

Queued for review as part of next release via http://webschemas.org/docs/releases.html#g1209

"Added maximumAttendeeCapacity and remainingAttendeeCapacity for describing places and events."

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