It does look like they're using Semantic Mediawiki.
I also think that their site doesnt do a good enough job providing structured data.
This leads me to believe that Semantic Mediawiki is not a good solution for the registry.
I didn't look into Semantic Mediawiki Templates, which might do the trick as far as providing standardization, but a basic Mediawiki w/ Semantic extensions won't cut it IMHO.
Mediawiki (semantic or not) may be a good solution to replace PBWiki, however.
I take it back - I just did some reading on Semantic Forms and it looks like
Semantic Forms + Semantic Templates + Semantic Maps + Mediawiki
will give us both structure and editing abilities. It /looks/ like the templates themselves can be edited through a web page using the instructions at:
This could be a good opportunity to provide a structured format for Coworking data and still allow users to edit in a comfortable wiki environment. The existing wiki could be copied/migrated to a Mediawiki install, and once templates are created, users would then be presented with an "Edit with form" tab that would provide a structured view of their data. Pages (articles) can be defined as different types (Space, Project, Person) and different properties associated with them. Field types support autocomplete and linking, so associations between spaces could be made. Fields also support single-value or multiple value. It looks pretty robust.
I'm not sure about how Semantic Maps plays into Semantic Mediawiki.
I'm also not sure how to query and transform this data into things like Maps, JSON feeds, etc for inclusion into other applications and contexts... but it looks like a lot of work has been done in this area. The semnatic support for mediawiki looks pretty robust. (This was a Google Summer Of Code project.)
Willow, should we take this conversation to a School Factory Atrium Group?
I'll preface my next statement by stressing that I do not know the right answer nor do I know the capabilities, strengths, and weaknesses of SemanticMediaWiki. That said...