[Biogeosdi] GBIF REST services

Javier de la Torre jatorre at gmail.com
Thu Jun 28 21:32:54 CEST 2007

Hi Tim,

Yes. I changed the code to use the new service.


On 26/06/2007, at 18:57, Tim Sutton wrote:

> Hi Javi
> Are you using the new data.gbif.org url I gave you yesterday? This is
> going to be the live site (Donald asked that we dont hammer it until
> after July 4 though!!) so I guess that we should adapt any parsing to
> meet the formatting of what is being returned there. As an aside
> Donald mentioned that the data.gbif.org rest portal now has 65% of
> species from original portal so the rest service is becoming more and
> more useable from a species coverage point of view...
> Regards
> Tim
> 2007/6/26, Javier de la Torre <jatorre at gmail.com>:
>> Hey guys,
>> Seems that the GBIF REST services have changed since we coded... the
>> GbifOccurrenceSax.php class that Dave programmed is hadling manually
>> namespaces expecting things like "dwc:ScientificName". In the
>> response from the REST services now you will get things like
>> "<tn:nameComplete>" so...
>> Another change on the format that the data is comming and another
>> crash on the application...
>> What do you think? Should we update this to the new format? or we
>> make a note on the report and explain that because people keep
>> changing the XML format they are using behind their services, without
>> changing the semantics, it is a pain for applications? Aghh. There
>> should be like in Google Maps a parameter specifying which version
>> you wanna have returned to keep things stable.
>> In any case I could not resist and updated the GbifOccurrenceSax
>> class to use the new format....
>> Still there is no way to tell GBIF only to return occurrences with
>> coordinates. I will ask Donald.
>> Cheers.
>> Javier.
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