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Date: May 20, 2024 Version: 0.9.1

Quick Reference Guide

galah is an interface to biodiversity data hosted by the ‘living atlases’; a set of organisations that share a common codebase, and act as nodes of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). These organisations collate and store observations of individual life forms, using the ‘Darwin Core’ data standard. galah was built and is maintained by the Science & Decision Support Team at the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA).

galah enables users to locate and download species occurrence records (observations, specimens, eDNA records, etc.), taxonomic information, or associated media such as images or sounds, and to restrict their queries to particular taxa or locations. Users can specify which columns are returned by a query, or restrict their results to occurrences that meet particular data-quality criteria. All functions return a pandas dataframe as their standard format.

The package is named for the bird of the same name (Eolophus roseicapilla), a widely-distributed endemic Australian species. The logo was designed by Ian Brennan.

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