Download GBIF data using aws.s3 syncSource:
Sync a local directory with selected release of the AWS copy of GBIF
Release date (YYYY-MM-DD) which should be synced. Will detect latest version by default.
path to local directory where parquet files should be stored. Fine to leave at default, see
Name of the regional S3 bucket desired. Default is "gbif-open-data-us-east-1". Select a bucket closer to your compute location for improved performance, e.g. European researchers may prefer "gbif-open-data-eu-central-1" etc.
bucket region (usually ignored? Just set the bucket appropriately)
Sync parquet files from GBIF public data catalog, https://registry.opendata.aws/gbif/.
Note that data can also be found on the Microsoft Cloud, https://planetarycomputer.microsoft.com/dataset/gbif
Also, some users may prefer to download this data using an alternative interface or work on a cloud-host machine where data is already available. Note, these data include all CC0 and CC-BY licensed data in GBIF that have coordinates which passed automated quality checks, see https://github.com/gbif/occurrence/blob/master/aws-public-data.md.