[API-users] A question about the Maps API

Mauro Cavalcanti maurobio at gmail.com
Thu Mar 19 03:09:46 CET 2015

Dear ALL,

Before the implementation of the new GBIF Portal, it was possible to
generate distribution maps for a given species using an API call as follows:


where the value of the "query parameter" was a species name.

This API call has been used by Roderick Page in his "iSpecies" web
biodiversity data aggregator, as well as in my own "eSpecies" (sort of a
clone of Page's iSpecies, written in Python, see

Unfortunately, with the new GBIF Portal is seems that all API calls have
changed and I got lost attempting to find out how to reproduce the previous
behaviour using the new API. I presume it is still possible to generate
distribution maps with the new API, but could not find out how. Can anyone
offer some hints?

Thanks in advance for any assistance you can provide.

With warmest regards,

Dr. Mauro J. Cavalcanti
E-mail: maurobio at gmail.com
Web: http://sites.google.com/site/maurobio
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