I might be a bit confused by the docs and I’m fairly new to Rails, but I have connected a few APIs and even written my own to serve up some data for coworkers. I am trying to setup a regular database of the plants in BC, which I’ll then curate for some specific locations. I’m just confused on how to go about getting this data without downloading a 17GB file from GBIF (and doing this semi-regularly to refresh the data - yuck). The API docs all seem to about getting your own users data via authentication? Maybe I missed something?
I’ve read over most of
tl;dr Hoping someone here can discuss or get me pointed in the right direction for connecting to the API, getting a subset of the publicly available data for a region of the world, and then I can deal with getting this into a database in my rails app and serving it up as needed.