[Taxacom] Occurrence data...

Walker, Ken kwalker at museum.vic.gov.au
Fri Feb 18 00:32:36 CST 2011

Hey Bob,

> but I want to get those data directly from their sources

We get these direct request for data all the time and they then tell us exactly how they want the data formatted and what delimiters to use so that they can directly upload the data into their programs.

And then they question why we would want to charge for such data since it is free on OZCAM or GBIF.

Go figure!


-----Original Message-----
From: taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu [mailto:taxacom-bounces at mailman.nhm.ku.edu] On Behalf Of Bob Mesibov
Sent: Friday, 18 February 2011 5:28 PM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Occurrence data...

Hi, Ken.

I think you're missing my point. I can think of a lot of uses for data, but I want to get those data directly from their sources, not from the godawful mess that GBIF has created. That's me as user. Now who is going to want to go the GBIF route, and why?

Dr Robert Mesibov
Honorary Research Associate
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, and
School of Zoology, University of Tasmania
Home contact: PO Box 101, Penguin, Tasmania, Australia 7316
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