This pages details the main updates to the GBIF.org and related infrastructure. Further details are found in the GitHub repositories, including GBIF.org, occurrence web and download services, occurrence processing pipelines, checklistbank, registry, registry web portal and the Catalogue of Life checklistbank.
17 December 2020
- Search capability to find records that participate in a cluster, e.g. 9M specimen-related occurrences that cluster
- Search for records that have content in any Darwin Core Archive extension. For example, records with the OBIS Extended Measurements and Facts
- A dashboard (metrics) is added to the institution (e.g. Kew Gardens) and collection (e.g. SAIAB Algae) pages summarizing the digitized occurrence records. Note that records may come from multiple datasets
- Improvements to date interpretation, including the ability to disambiguate date formats (dd/mm/yyyy vs MM/dd/yyyy) using the GBIF Registry and machine tags
15 December 2020
- Search for occurrence records by hosting organization e.g. map of records hosted by GBIF France or through the API
- Search for records by life stage added, such as images of records in nymph stage. Interpretation of this content is backed by the vocabulary server that is part of the registry. GBIF intend to open up vocabularies for collaborative editing when ready, and are working with the TDWG Data Quality Group on this topic.
14 December 2020
- API deployed to support Literature search by DOI. This API is documented in GitHub but documentation will be moved to the GBIF API documentation shortly
8 December 2020
- The new Catalogue of Life website is live. This is the first deployment that is powered by GBIF and hosted on GBIF infrastructure. In addition to the public website are the common repository known as the checklistbank, and a new API which is supported in the rOpenSci client.
2 December 2020
- Extension data now shown on all occurrence pages e.g. measurements example
- Specimen-related occurrence records now link to the collection catalogue entries in addition to the dataset they originate from e.g. this record from SAIAB. Matching uses a variety of fields including
institutionID. See the FAQ on how to improve matching
- New API to improve searching against the Collection Catalogue, e.g searching for "K"
- Elasticsearch updated to version 7.10.0