Trying to grab images for certain plants (basil and lettuce) for a plant disease computer vision project. I am noticing that inaturalist does not allow you to web scrape. Is that true? If not what are the steps to get these high quality images?
Here’s the API reference. It has some Get Observation calls:
But there’s also this, which highlights the copyright issues and the lack of a GET request that will filter by license levels:
just to clarify, the discussion actually points to at least on endpoint (https://api.inaturalist.org/v1/docs/#!/Observations/get_observations) that does allow filtering by photo license. the API doesn’t return images themselves, but the URLs for the images are included in the JSON results.
Thank you for clarifying.