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module

marinvaders.util.gisd_scraper

Script do download and parse GISD web page to find distribution of species.

The data from GISD does provides additional information on alien ranges for certain species. It also serves to confirm some of the findings in the other databases.

The runtime of the script is around 30min and the result is saved in json format. The filepath and -name must be specified when calling the script, e.g.

python gisd_scraper /tmp/gisd_data.json

Alternatively, the module can be imported and used by

import marinvaders.util
marinvaders.util.get_gisd('/tmp/gisd_data.json')
Functions
  • get_gisd(saveas) Download, clean and save gisd data</>
function

marinvaders.util.gisd_scraper.get_gisd(saveas)

Download, clean and save gisd data

Source: http://www.iucngisd.org/gisd/

Note

GISD and IUCN in general apply a very strict licence on their data. You are not allowed to distribute the data downloaded by this script. Please check their terms and conditions for furter information.

Parameters
  • saveas (str or pathlib.Path) Path and filename for storing the data