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VirtualLocation

A Schema.org Type

This term is proposed for full integration into Schema.org, pending implementation feedback and adoption from applications and websites.
An online or virtual location for attending events. For example, one may attend an online seminar or educational event. While a virtual location may be used as the location of an event, virtual locations should not be confused with physical locations in the real world.
PropertyExpected TypeDescription
Properties from Thing
additionalType URL An additional type for the item, typically used for adding more specific types from external vocabularies in microdata syntax. This is a relationship between something and a class that the thing is in. In RDFa syntax, it is better to use the native RDFa syntax - the 'typeof' attribute - for multiple types. Schema.org tools may have only weaker understanding of extra types, in particular those defined externally.
alternateName Text An alias for the item.
description Text A description of the item.
disambiguatingDescription Text A sub property of description. A short description of the item used to disambiguate from other, similar items. Information from other properties (in particular, name) may be necessary for the description to be useful for disambiguation.
identifier PropertyValue  or
Text  or
URL
The identifier property represents any kind of identifier for any kind of Thing, such as ISBNs, GTIN codes, UUIDs etc. Schema.org provides dedicated properties for representing many of these, either as textual strings or as URL (URI) links. See background notes for more details.
image ImageObject  or
URL
An image of the item. This can be a URL or a fully described ImageObject.
mainEntityOfPage CreativeWork  or
URL
Indicates a page (or other CreativeWork) for which this thing is the main entity being described. See background notes for details.
Inverse property: mainEntity
name Text The name of the item.
potentialAction Action Indicates a potential Action, which describes an idealized action in which this thing would play an 'object' role.
sameAs URL URL of a reference Web page that unambiguously indicates the item's identity. E.g. the URL of the item's Wikipedia page, Wikidata entry, or official website.
subjectOf CreativeWork  or
Event
A CreativeWork or Event about this Thing.
Inverse property: about
url URL URL of the item.

Instances of VirtualLocation may appear as a value for the following properties
PropertyOn TypesDescription
location Action  or
Event  or
Organization
The location of, for example, where an event is happening, where an organization is located, or where an action takes place.

Source

https://github.com/schemaorg/schemaorg/issues/1842


Examples

Example 1
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Example notes or example HTML without markup.
Example of an online event.
Example encoded as Microdata embedded in HTML.

Example encoded as RDFa embedded in HTML.

Example encoded as JSON-LD in a HTML script tag.
<script type="application/ld+json">
    {
      "@context": "https://schema.org",
      "@type": "ChildrensEvent",
      "name": "Story Time Reading",
      "startDate": "2020-07-24T16:00Z",
      "endDate": "2020-07-24T16:30Z",
      "eventAttendanceMode": "https://schema.org/OnlineEventAttendanceMode",
      "eventStatus": "https://schema.org/EventScheduled",
      "location": {
        "@type": "VirtualLocation",
        "url": "https://stream.storytimereadings.com/"
      },

      "image": "https://storytimereadings.com/photos/childrensphoto.jpg",
      "description": "Story Time readings for children of all ages - July 2020 edition",
      "offers": {
        "@type": "Offer",
        "url": "https://torytimereadings.com/event_offer/2020-07-24-free",
        "price": "0",
        "priceCurrency": "USD",
        "availability": "https://schema.org/InStock",
        "validFrom": "2020-07-01T12:00"
      },
      "performer": {
        "@type": "Person",
        "name": "Darren R Story",
        "alternateName": "The Virtual Story Master"
      },
      "organizer": {
        "@type": "Organization",
        "name": "Story Time Virtual Events",
        "url": "https://torytimereadings.com.com"
      }
    }
    </script>
Structured representation of the JSON-LD example.
Example 2
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Example notes or example HTML without markup.
Example of a mixed online and offline event.
Example encoded as Microdata embedded in HTML.

Example encoded as RDFa embedded in HTML.

Example encoded as JSON-LD in a HTML script tag.
<script type="application/ld+json">
    {
      "@context": "https://schema.org",
      "@type": "Event",
      "name": "The Adventures of Kira and Morrison",
      "startDate": "2025-07-21T19:00-05:00",
      "endDate": "2025-07-21T23:00-05:00",
      "eventAttendanceMode": "https://schema.org/MixedEventAttendanceMode",
      "eventStatus": "https://schema.org/EventScheduled",
      "location": [{
        "@type": "VirtualLocation",
        "url": "https://operaonline.stream5.com/"
      },
      {
        "@type": "Place",
        "name": "Snickerpark Stadium",
        "address": {
          "@type": "PostalAddress",
          "streetAddress": "100 West Snickerpark Dr",
          "addressLocality": "Snickertown",
          "postalCode": "19019",
          "addressRegion": "PA",
          "addressCountry": "US"
        }
      }],
      "image": [
        "https://example.com/photos/1x1/photo.jpg",
        "https://example.com/photos/4x3/photo.jpg",
        "https://example.com/photos/16x9/photo.jpg"
       ],
      "description": "The Adventures of Kira and Morrison is coming to Snickertown in a can’t miss performance.",
      "offers": {
        "@type": "Offer",
        "url": "https://www.example.com/event_offer/12345_201803180430",
        "price": "30",
        "priceCurrency": "USD",
        "availability": "https://schema.org/InStock",
        "validFrom": "2024-05-21T12:00"
      },
      "performer": {
        "@type": "PerformingGroup",
        "name": "Kira and Morrison"
      },
      "organizer": {
        "@type": "Organization",
        "name": "Kira and Morrison Music",
        "url": "https://kiraandmorrisonmusic.com"
      }
    }
    </script>
Structured representation of the JSON-LD example.