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Giri Palanisamy NBII , ORNL Mike Frame NBII, USGS. US GBIF Tools and Services. August 12 th , 2010. NBII-GBIF Services. Hosts GBIF mirror for North America Various data extraction services and visualizations IPT prototype installation Trainings/Workshops on DiGIR and IPT

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Giri Palanisamy


Mike Frame


US GBIF Tools and Services

August 12th , 2010

NBII-GBIF Services

  • Hosts GBIF mirror for North America

  • Various data extraction services and visualizations

  • IPT prototype installation

  • Trainings/Workshops on DiGIR and IPT

  • Operates UDDI service

  • Supports several Cooperative agreements at Museum’s & Herbaria in US

GBIF Data Portal

GBIF Site:

U.S. Mirror:


- 201,275,468 occurrence records

- 318 data providers


- 83,607,198 records

- 91 data providers

Web services to query GBIF data

OGC web services:

  • Taxon data service: http://

  • Occurrence record data service: http://

  • Occurrence density data service: http://

  • Dataset metadata service: http://

  • Data provider metadata service: http://

  • Data network metadata service: http://

  • More information:

  • Web services to query US GBIF data (under development)

GBIF Data Analysis And Extractions for NBII Partners

  • Example GBIF Data Extractions:

    • Extract data for specific State(s), countries.

    • Extract data for list of species (plants, birds, butterflies etc..)

GBIF Data Analysis Extractions Cont..

NBII Customized widgets for exploring GBIF data

GBIF Widget for Vermont Area

Web Services to Query US GBIF Data

  • Based on NBII CH/Lucene/Solr index

  • Species occurrences query

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Simple Web Services Client to get occurrence counts

  • Other NBII-GBIF services

  • GBIF collection metadata records (EML) are now available in the NBII metadata clearinghouse and in the NBII catalog search.

  • IPT prototype installation available in the NBII servers (for testing prupose)

  • Species Level xml files for NBII Catalog search

GBIF Species Records in NBII Catalog Search

  • NBII Search screen with GBIF records here……

  • Current and future tasks

  • Provide various easy-to-use visualization tools and web services for extracting NA GBIF data (local, state, regional, country, and thematic level)

  • Enable county level GBIF data visualization and extraction

  • Extend the collaboration activities with new projects such as USVH, DataONE etc..

  • Enable species mashups on the NBII metadata records

  • Evaluate broader services for all GBIF data

Questions, Comments

Mike Frame

Giri Palanisamy

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