[API-users] Changes in GBIF.org and API

Tim Robertson trobertson at gbif.org
Thu Sep 1 13:55:51 CEST 2016

Hi folks,

I am very happy to let you know that a new release of GBIF.org went online at lunchtime today with the following enhancements:

Occurrence search (http://www.gbif.org/occurrence/search):

  *   New locality based filters:
     *   locality, province/state and water body
     *   These are not interpreted terms, but allow search based on what publishers state
     *   http://www.gbif.org/occurrence/search?STATE_PROVINCE=California
     *   http://www.gbif.org/occurrence/search?WATER_BODY=AMAZONAS+BASIN%2C+RIO+JURUA
  *   A new organismID filter
     *   http://www.gbif.org/occurrence/search?ORGANISM_ID=100
  *   Publishing protocol filter
     *   http://www.gbif.org/occurrence/search?PROTOCOL=TAPIR
  *   License filter and facet:
     *   http://www.gbif.org/occurrence/search?license=CC_BY_4_0
  *   The occurrence API supports all the filters mentioned above with the addition of also allowing search by publishing organisation

Occurrence downloads:

  *   The rights.txt file: has been changed to list all the licenses of datasets included in that download.
  *   DwC-A based downloads and the Datacite metada (DOIs) use the most restrictive license of the datasets included in the download defaulting to CC-BY.
  *   The CSV downloads contain a new column 'License'.

The Dataset search page now supports faceted navigation by license: http://www.gbif.org/dataset/search?license=CC_BY_4_0

In the release, we have temporarily broken the "repatriation" filter which is being re-enabled now, and will be online again tomorrow.  Sorry about this partial outage of that search term.

Many thanks,

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