Get surveys by species

URL: https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getsurveysbyspecies

Lists a summary of the wildlife surveys locations associated with a specified species (taxon id) from the Department of Environment and Science's WildNet database that have been approved for release.

Downloads may not work for species that have thousands of locations (e.g. koala). You will need to download subsets of the data as described below. WildNet Koala Locations is an export of koala locations derived using this function.

Species profile search can be used to locate species information (by name or a taxonomy search). It uses the Get species by ID function to display species profiles with images and maps and uses the Get surveys by species function for downloading data.

Biomaps provides a map interface to display the WildNet records approved for publication with other spatial layers (such as cadastre, protected areas, vegetation and biodiversity value mapping). A range of WildNet reports based on all WildNet records and other environmental reports can be requested for properties and drawn areas etc.

WetlandMaps provides a map interface to display the data derived from Get sites, Get surveys and Get surveys by species functions with other spatial layers (such as protected areas and wetland mapping).

The Queensland Globe can be used to access WildNet records approved release and access summarised WildNet data in 10x10km grids.

Mandatory Variables
taxonid: A unique id that identifies a particular species. Use Species search to access taxonids for particular species.

Optional Variables
bbox: A bounding box that defines a geographical area. Specified as top left, bottom right (e.g. latitude,longitude,latitude, longitude) in decimal degrees.
circle: A circle (buffered point) that defines a geographical area. Specified as the circle centre coordinates (in decimal degrees), radius (in metres), (e.g. latitude,longitude,distance).
f: The format of the response. There are 4 possible options; json, xml, kml and csv. Json is the default if 'f' is not set. If the output is spatial, GeoJson will be return for 'f=json' and KML will be returned for 'f=xml' or 'f=kml'.
max: Maximum Start Date - The latest date for a record to be returned.
min: Minimum Start Date - The earliest date for a record to be returned.
p: Location Precision - The distance in metres that indicates the accuracy of the records location.
pagecount: Page Count - The number of records to return on a page.
pageindex: Page Index - The page index to return.
proj: Include Project Details - This indicates if the project details are to be included in the output. The default is true.

Output Field Descriptions
TaxonID: The unique identifier for the taxon from the WildNet database.
SiteVisitID: The unique identifier for the site visit (survey) within the WildNet database.
StartDate: The date of the survey or the first date of the survey period.
EndDate: The last date of the survey period.
SiteID: The unique identifier for the site within the WildNet database.
SiteCode: The reference provided by the data custodian for the site.
LocalityDetails: Description of the site location (if provided).
LocationPrecision: The precision of the coordinates of the site in metres.
ProjectID: The unique identifier for the project within the WildNet database.
ProjectName: The name of the project.
OrganisationID: The unique identifier for the organisation within the WildNet database.
OrganisationName: The name of the organisation associated with the project.
OrganisationAcronym: The acronym for the organisation associated with the project.

Example outputs
- GEOJSON: (default): https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getsurveysbyspecies&&taxonid=568
- KML: https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getsurveysbyspecies&taxonid=568&f=xml
- CSV: https://apps.des.qld.gov.au/species/?op=getsurveysbyspecies&taxonid=568&f=csv

Examples using different inputs (csv format specified)

Additional Information

Field Value
Last updated November 20, 2019
Created February 3, 2014
Format GEOJSON
License Creative Commons Attribution 4.0
Size 1 bytes