•   over 4 years ago

were can i get all this data

GBIF deals with three types of biodiversity data:

Metadata (data about data)
Occurrences (observations, specimens etc)
Checklists (names)

where can I get or download all this data. thanks

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  •   •   over 4 years ago

    The GBIF database is large (over 500 million occurrence records) so there's isn't a straightforward way to download all the data. You can access the data through the API which is extensively documented here: http://www.gbif.org/developer/summary

    You can download individual data sets as Darwin Core Archives (essentially zip files containing CSV or TSV files). For example, to get the backbone taxonomy used by GBIF you can download the data here: http://www.gbif.org/dataset/d7dddbf4-2cf0-4f39-9b2a-bb099caae36c which gives you a list of over two million taxa.

    Hope this helps.

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