pygbif 0.6.3 documentation

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Python client for the GBIF API

Source on GitHub at gbif/pygbif

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Installation guide

How to install pygbif.


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions.


Usecases for pygbif.


pygbif modules

Introduction to pygbif modules.

occurrence module

The occurrence module: core GBIF occurrence data, including count, search, and download APIs.

registry module

The registry module: including datasets, installations, networks, nodes, and organizations.

species module

The species module: including name search, lookup, suggest, usage, and backbone search.

maps module

The maps module: including map.

utils module

The utils module: including wkt_rewind.

All the rest


See what has changed in recent pygbif versions.


pygbif contributors.


Learn how to contribute to the pygbif project.

Contributor Code of Conduct

Expected behavior in this community. By participating in this project you agree to abide by its terms.


The pygbif license.

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