[API-users] Any changes in the download API?

Scott Chamberlain myrmecocystus at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 16:23:09 CEST 2015

Hi Tim,

Okay, just checking.


On Mon, Apr 13, 2015 at 4:46 AM Tim Robertson <trobertson at gbif.org> wrote:

> Hi Scott,
> I’m afraid we haven’t made any progress towards this.
> Rate limiting the users would be the only solution.  We’ll try and
> schedule that as soon as we can but just to be honest - it is not likely to
> be something coming imminently as we have quite some backlog right now
> (hence recruiting http://gbif.org/jobs).
> Cheers,
> Tim
> On 10 Apr 2015, at 17:37, Scott Chamberlain <myrmecocystus at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Any news on the download API? More users of our R client are asking about
> this (e.g., "I want data for 15,000 species, and it takes sooo long with
> your R package, but using the web interface for so many species is a bit
> cumbersome"), so I am curious if you think it's now okay to expose download
> functions in our R client `rgbif`? If not, any idea when?
> If it is still a concern to allow programmatic access to the download API,
> I wonder if you can simply rate limit usage of the download API?
> Thanks! Scott
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