[API-users] Remove/filter by data from botanical gardens?
scott at ropensci.org
Tue Oct 7 19:42:24 CEST 2014
Thanks, that's a good idea. I was thinking that there are a finite number
of botanical gardens, so I could simply collect coordinates for each of
them, and a reasonable bounding box around each one perhaps.
On Tue, Oct 7, 2014 at 10:03 AM, Alex Thompson <godfoder at acis.ufl.edu>
> Also not something that can be done via the API, but botanical gardens
> will also tend to be fairly large locality outliers (large numbers of
> extremely tightly clustered points from relatively diverse taxa). Often,
> I've found, many gardens are all geo-referenced to a single reference
> locality, so you don't even need to do a bounding box filter, you can
> just filter out specific points.
> - Alex
> On 10/07/2014 10:47 AM, Tim Robertson wrote:
> > Hi Scott,
> > There is actually no easy way of doing this. Filtering out
> BasisOfRecord=LivingSpecimen would get you some of the way there, and
> looking into the establishmentMeans a step further, but the some of the
> data just don’t have fields to filter them out.
> > Cheers,
> > Tim
> > On 07 Oct 2014, at 03:00, Scott Chamberlain <myrmecocystus at gmail.com>
> >> Hello,
> >> Someone brought up recently whether or not they could exclude
> observations from botanical gardens in GBIF occurrence searches. I think
> they meant just occurrences from within actual gardens, not observations
> from more natural areas in a database provided by a botanical garden.
> >> Is something like this already flagged as an issue in the occurrence
> issue enum? I didn't see it myself. I guess one could find the data
> providers that are botanical gardens and exclude those if they are in the
> search results.
> >> Thanks for any guidance.
> >> Cheers, Scott Chamberlain
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