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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
  • get_gisd(saveas) Download, clean and save gisd data</>