We provide access to our data via a set of Web services APIs.
Chances are that you are willing to use the data we host in new ways, such as combining it with information from other domains, you are not limited by our out of the box systems and tools.
You can see the list of available service calls at https://api.ala.org.au/
We are also working on enabling Swagger as an API documentation tool. Go to the list below for details
The following examples use curl to demonstrate the use of the ALA API.
The call below uses the Biocache occurrence search service to look for occurrences of the term Macropus rufus (commonly known as Red Kangaroo). The unusual page Size of 1 is used only to limit the output for this example.
The output should look similar to the one below.
Using the same search criteria as above, using the map density service we can generate an image with the occurrences for Red Kangaroos.
The command above will generate a file map.png that will resemble the image below.
If you want to see more examples and want to see some client code, go to biocache-tests GitHub project.