Data Use Club Practical Sessions: The API and introduction to rgbif and pygbif

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8 February 2023
15:00 - 16:00 CET
practical session 3
Illustration of Chilomycterus orbicularis (Bloch, 1785) from Venoms; venomous animals and antivenomous serum-therapeutics, London, J. Bale, sons & Danielsson, 1908. Digitization sponsored by Harvard University, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Ernst Mayr Library. Available via the Internet Archive Book Images.

The GBIF API (Application Programming Interface) provides users with the ability to perform more complex data filtering than what is available on the website.

This session will give you an overview of the GBIF API and accompanying documentation. We will also introduce key R and Python packages and their associated functions that provide access to the data via the API. The session is aimed at those just starting to access the data via these channels and those who would like a refresher.

The session will cover the following elements:

  • Introduction to the GBIF API
  • Introduction to rgbif
  • Introduction to pygbif
8 February 2023 15:00 - 16:00