[API-users] How to get the 'right' kingdom nodes
gbif at wwwendt.de
Sat Dec 19 14:26:48 CET 2015
See here for an example:
What JSON API should use to get the top level nodes (i.e. Kingdoms)?
Currently I call
but this returns much more than the ~7 entries I expect (Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, …)
I seem to get reasonable results, if I only display nodes with key == nubKey.
But the search results retrieved by `species/search?q=homo sapiens` returns multiple hits, and some of them have keys different from nubKey.
Those matches seem to be descendants of an `Animals` kingdom that also has nubKey != key.
I guess my mental model of the data structure is too naïve:
- why are there different ‚Animals‘ kingdoms with different keys but identical nubKey?
- does it make sense at all to display a tree (with only one ‚animals‘ node)?
- when I restrict the search results to entries that have a kingdom with key == nubKey, what will the user miss?
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