[API-users] Some geometry searches seem to not be working

Scott Chamberlain myrmecocystus at gmail.com
Fri May 18 17:53:00 CEST 2018

Any thoughts from the GBIF team?

Best, Scott

On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 9:36 AM Scott Chamberlain <myrmecocystus at gmail.com>

> Another user of a package that uses rgbif reported I think the same
> problem https://github.com/ropensci/spocc/issues/187
> Best, Scott
> On Tue, May 15, 2018 at 7:54 AM Scott Chamberlain <myrmecocystus at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Users of rgbif have been reporting problems with geometry parameter in
>> /occurrence route not working sometimes. It does indeed appear to work
>> sometimes, but other times, it appears I think to be using latitude, but
>> ignoring longitude. It's hard to give reproducible examples for command
>> line or so, but here's a query where the longitude values appear to be all
>> over the map, whereas latitude appear to be in the bounds.
>> https://api.gbif.org/v1/occurrence/search?limit=300&offset=0&geometry=POLYGON%28%28-0.1%2050.0%2C14.3%2050.0%2C14.3%2042.5%2C-0.1%2042.5%2C-0.1%2050.0%29%29&
>> using hasGeospatialIssue doesn't appear to help so I'm guessing there
>> could be user error on my part or perhaps something going on with geometry
>> WKT usage?
>> Best, Scott
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