Connect to GBIF remote directly. Can be much faster than downloading for one-off use or when using the package from a server in the same region as the data. See Details.
GBIF snapshot date
GBIF bucket name (including region). A default can also be set using the option
gbif_default_bucket, see options.
logical, default TRUE. Should we exclude columns
issue? varchar datatype on these columns substantially slows downs queries.
Unset AWS credentials? GBIF is provided in a public bucket, so credentials are not needed, but having a AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID or other AWS environmental variables set can cause the connection to fail. By default, this will unset any set environmental variables for the duration of the R session. This behavior can also be turned off globally by setting the option
gbif_unset_awsto FALSE (e.g. to use an alternative network endpoint)
optional parameter to
duckdb or arrow
additional parameters passed to the
Query performance is dramatically improved in queries that return only
a subset of columns. Consider using explicit
select() commands to return only
the columns you need.
A summary of this GBIF data, along with column meanings can be found at https://github.com/gbif/occurrence/blob/master/aws-public-data.md