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Bioinformatics with Python Cookbook by Tiago Antao

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Accessing the Global Biodiversity Information Facility

The Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), http://www.gbif.org, makes the available information about biodiversity in a programmatic friendly way using a REST API. In GBIF, we will find evidence for occurrence of species across the planet and much of this information is geo-referenced.

In this recipe, we will concentrate on two types of GBIF information: species and occurrences. Species are actually a more general taxonomic framework and occurrences record observations of species.

In this recipe, we will try to extract the biodiversity information related to bears. You can find this content in the 07_Other/GBIF.ipynb notebook.

How to do it...

Take a look at the following steps:

  1. First, ...

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