[API-users] Mapping API

Tim Robertson trobertson at gbif.org
Wed Oct 8 14:04:28 CEST 2014

Hi Gallien,

Your observations are correct - I am afraid the maps have so much data behind them, that we can’t calculate them on the fly and you can’t combine dimensions like that.

> If not, does that feature will be brought with api v2 ? 

It is possible, but requires research into the feasibility so I am afraid we can’t commit to it.  It is not something we are actively working on at the moment.

If you are developing a site showing maps, and dealing with a smaller group of data (e.g. a few datasets, or a few taxa) then I think you’ll have to download the records and use something like Geoserver, Mapserver, Esri or CartoDB for example to visualise them.  

I hope this helps,

On 08 Oct 2014, at 13:57, Gallien <labeyrie at gbif.fr> wrote:

> Hi guys, 
> I'm currently playing with the GBIF API.  Using the mapping Api, I can apply 'Type' parameter which can be either a TAXON, DATASET, COUNTRY or PUBLISHER. 
> However, it seems not possible to add two parameters together , for instance If I want to get a map of a taxon (eg: "Canis Lupus") which belongs to one particular dataset.
> I am wrong ? 
> If not, does that feature will be brought with api v2 ? 
> Thanks,
> Gallien
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