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NAME

v.in.gbif - importing of GBIF species distribution data

KEYWORDS

vector, geometry

SYNOPSIS

v.in.gbif
v.in.gbif --help
v.in.gbif [-cr] input=name output=name [dir=name] [--overwrite] [--help] [--verbose] [--quiet] [--ui]

Flags:

-c
Create GDAL VRT data set of GBIF data
-r
Reproject data on-the-fly if no latlon (WGS84) location
--overwrite
Allow output files to overwrite existing files
--help
Print usage summary
--verbose
Verbose module output
--quiet
Quiet module output
--ui
Force launching GUI dialog

Parameters:

input=name [required]
Name of input file
output=name [required]
name of imported GBIF data set
dir=name
Directory where the output will be found

Table of contents

DESCRIPTION

v.in.gbif imports GBIF species distribution data. GBIF data is by definition in WGS84 geographic coordinates.

The species distribution data downloaded from GBIF hast to be unzipped before importing the csv file.

v.in.gbif saves the data to an intermediate GDAL VRT - Virtual Datasource which will be imported by v.in.ogr. The VRT data set can be copied to a user defined directory by -c flag and used in any GDAL aware software. As some column names in the original data set are similar to SQL reserverd key words, the columns will renamed with the prefix g_.

By the -r flag an on-the-fly reprojection of the data can be invoked using v.import, if the location is not in WGS84. Quality of on-the-fly reprojection is not garanteed. The traditional reprojection procedure in GRASS GIS can also be used instead.

EXAMPLE

  # import GBIF data
  v.in.gbif input=0004248-150811131857512.csv output=chondrilla
  
  # create GDAL VRT files based upon GBIF data in user defined directory by -c flag
  v.in.gbif -c input=0004248-150811131857512.csv /
  output=chondrilla dir=C:\data\
 

SEE ALSO

v.import v.in.ascii v.in.ogr v.proj

AUTHOR

Helmut Kudrnovsky

Last changed: $Date: 2015-12-29 10:14:44 +0100 (Tue, 29 Dec 2015) $

SOURCE CODE

Available at: v.in.gbif source code (history)


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