Schema.org: Describing Global Corporations Local Cafés And Everything In-between

There have been  discussions in Schema.org Github Issues about the way Organizations their offices, branches and other locations can be marked up.  (The trail is here: #1734)  It started with a question about why the property hasMap was available for a LocalBusiness but not for Organization.  The simple answer being that LocalBusiness inherits the hasMap property from Place, one of its super-types, and not from Organiszation, its other super-type. As was commented in the thread… there are plenty of organizations/corporations that have a head office which nobody would consider a LocalBusiness yet for which it would be handy to be able to

Testing Schema.org output formats

Part of my efforts working with Google in support of the Schema.org structured web data vocabulary, its extensions, usage and implementation, is to introduce new functionality and facilities on to the Schema.org site. I have recently concluded a piece of work to improve accessibility to the underlying definition of vocabulary terms in various data formats, which is now available for testing and comment. It is available in a prerelease of the next Schema.org version hosted at webschemas.org – the Schema.org test site.  It is the kind of functionality could benefit from as many eyes as possible to check and comment.