AntWeb

AntWeb is a repository of ant specimen records maintained by the California Academy of Sciences. From the website's description: > AntWeb is the world's largest online database of images, specimen records, and natural history information on ants. It is community driven and open to contribution from anyone with specimen records, natural history comments, or images.

Resources
* AntWeb
* AntWeb API * API version 2

Installing the package

Stable version

install.packages("AntWeb", dependencies = TRUE)
# due to a small bug, maps does not work in this version. 
# Use the development version until version 0.6 becomes available on CRAN

Development version

# If you don't already have the devtools package installed, run
# install.packages("devtools")
# unlike most packages, devtools requires additional non-R dependencies depending on your OS. 
# See → https://github.com/ropensci/rOpenSci/wiki/Installing-devtools
library(devtools)
install_github("ropensci/AntWeb")

Quick usage guide

| Function name | Description | Example | | ------------- | ----------- | ------- | | aw_data | Search for data by taxonomic level, full species name, a bounding box, habitat, elevation or type. | Search by a species name
aw_data(scientific_name = "acanthognathus brevicornis")
or by a genus
crem <- aw_data(genus = "crematogaster")
Search by a bounding box
aw_data(bbox = '37.77,-122.46,37.76,-122.47')
Search by an elevation band
aw_data(min_elevation = 1500, max_elevation = 2000) | | aw_unique | Obtain a list of unique levels by various taxonomic ranks | aw_unique(rank = "subfamily")
genus_list <- aw_unique(rank = "genus")
aw_unique(rank = "species") | | aw_images | Search photos by type or time since added. | aw_images(since = 5)
aw_images(since = 5, type = "h") | | aw_coords | Search for specimens by location and radius | aw_coords(coord = "37.76,-122.45", r = 5) | | aw_code | Search for a specimen by record number | aw_code(occurrenceid = "antweb:inb0003695883") | | aw_map | Map georeferenced data | adf <- aw_data(genus = "acanthognathus", georeferenced = TRUE)
aw_map(adf) |

Citation

```coffee To cite package ‘AntWeb’ in publications use:

'Karthik Ram' (2014). AntWeb: programmatic interface to the AntWeb. R package version 0.6. https://github.com/ropensci/AntWeb

A BibTeX entry for LaTeX users is

@Manual{, title = {AntWeb: programmatic interface to the AntWeb}, author = {'Karthik Ram'}, year = {2014}, note = {R package version 0.6}, url = {https://github.com/ropensci/AntWeb}, }

``` ## Questions, bugs, and suggestions

Please file any bugs or questions as issues or send in a pull request.