Country is a complex data type that indicates a country and a country subdivision.

⇧ A subclass of owl:Thing

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Exact match: schema:Country

The GS1 Web Vocabulary collects terms defined in various GS1 standards and data systems and made available for general use following Linked Data principles. It is designed as an extension to and, where relevant, mappings and relationships arising from that vocabulary are made explicit.

The initial focus of the GS1 Web Vocabulary is consumer-facing properties for clothing, shoes, food beverage/tobacco and properties common to all products.

This includes properties related to EU 1169 as defined in the GDSN and GS1 Source Standards. In addition, the vocabulary includes the definition of parties and of a product offer (a product offered by a party for a price). Properties and their definitions come from existing GS1 standards including GDSN, GS1 Source and GPC. Exceptions to this rule include the definition of Offer which does not exist in any of the above standards.

New terms are developed and ratified according to the Global Standards Management Process. Terms may be suggested and commented on in the vocabulary’s GitHub repository .

The GS1 Web Vocabulary was originally developed as the primary output of the GS1 SmartSearch standard but it now fulfils a broader remit. The GS1 SmartSearch standard enables businesses to benefit from:

  • More accurate search results for consumers to find the products and information they need.
  • A lower bounce rate, i.e. people landing on a page and immediately navigating away as it's not relevant to them.
  • Improved conversion rate from visits to sales.
  • Improved, accurate online product information.
  • Shared product information via consumer-facing mobile devices and websites, which ultimately drive sales.

Further information and support tools for the GS1 SmartSearch are available.

The GS1 Digital Link standard makes it possible to express any set of GS1 identifiers as a Web URI and therefore the identified item can be the subject of machine-readable facts and assertions made about it. The GS1 Web Vocabulary includes the link types used in GS1 Digital Link to annotate links to related resources, such as product information pages, instruction manuals, related videos, certification information, brand owner APIs, traceability information and more.

Terms from Scan4Transport cover extended address information suitable for deliveries, especially 'last mile' deliveries.




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Properties of gs1:Country

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Country Codexsd:stringA short text string code (see values defined in ISO 3166) specifying the country in which a processing or other activity is performed, for example processing, bottling, manufacturing.
Country Subdivision Codexsd:stringA short text string code (see values defined in ISO 3166_2) specifying the country subdivision in which an activity is performed, for example processing, bottling, manufacturing.

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Address Countrygs1:CountryCode specifying the country (and country subdivision) for the address using ISO 3166-1.
Award Prize Country Codegs1:CountryAn ISO standard code identifying the country in which a prize or award is given. It is recommended to populate this property with an ISO 3166-1 country code.
Has Country Of Assemblygs1:CountryThe place where product is assembled.
Has Country Of Last Processinggs1:CountryThe place where the product or ingredient was last processed and tested before importation.
Has Country Of Origings1:CountryCode indicating the country of origin of the product.
Returnable Package Deposit Regiongs1:CountryThe geographic region associated with the returnable package deposit amount.
Target Market Countriesgs1:CountryList of countries representing the target market for a particular release date indicated by gs1:consumerFirstAvailabilityDateTime

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