- Bulk access to occurrence records, including access to sensitive records not visible to the public but required for species distribution modelling purposes.
- New data quality control methods, and error reporting
- Ingestion of feedback and additional locality information
We have developed services that allow downloading of occurrence records:
downloadfromDB service gives a wider range of metadata associated with the record, whereas downloadFromIndex gives a subset of the data that is typically of use for researchers and anyone modelling with species (include scientific name, latitude, longitude).
The latter was developed to support Edgar's need for faster bulk downloads. To support the Edgar project's need to maintain a separate local cache of the data, we have also developed a service so that deleted records can be tracked:
Lists of species can be retrieved from services listed here:
As part of the AP30 project, the ALA has developed some data quality methods, and exposed the outputs to aid the modelling work in Edgar.
Heres an example record in the ALA:
The details for this record are here (in JSON format):
The tests use 5 environmental layers that have been chosen for their suitability for testing with this algorithm. Theres are write up of this work available here.