[Biogeosdi] GBIF REST services

Tim Sutton tim at linfiniti.com
Tue Jun 26 18:57:39 CEST 2007

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...



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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