rvertnet is a client for interacting with VertNet.org.

VertNet.org API docs: https://github.com/VertNet/webapp/wiki/The-API-search-function

Installation

Stable CRAN version

install.packages("rvertnet")

Or development version from GitHub

install.packages("devtools")
devtools::install_github("ropensci/rvertnet")
library('rvertnet')

Search by term

Search for Aves in the state of California, limit to 10 records

res <- searchbyterm(class = "Aves", stateprovince = "California",
    limit = 10, messages = FALSE)

Inspect metadata

Inspect data. A dplyr data.frame is given back, so you get a nice brief data summary:

Search for Mustela nigripes in the states of Wyoming or South Dakota, limit to 20 records

Big data

Specifies a termwise search (like searchbyterm()), but requests that all available records be made available for download as a tab-delimited text file.

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