pygbif - GBIF Python client

Python client for the GBIF API

pygbif Github repo
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pygbif is split up into modules for each of the major GBIF API endpoints:

  • Registry - Datasets, Nodes, Installations, Networks, Organizations
  • Species - Taxonomic names
  • Occurrences - Occurrence data, including the download API
  • Maps - Maps, get raster maps from GBIF as png or mvt

You can import the entire library, or each module individually as needed.

Installation guide and documentation