Software packages

Our open source R and Python packages

bioRad logo

R Biological Analysis and Visualization of Weather Radar Data: Extract, visualize and summarize aerial movements of birds and insects from weather radar data. See Dokter et al. 2019 for a software paper describing the package and methodologies.

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etn

R Access and Process Data from the European Tracking Network: Package with functions to access and process data from the European Tracking Network (ETN) hosted by the Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ).

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niche_vlaanderen

Python Run the NICHE Vlaanderen model: NICHE Vlaanderen (Nature Impact Assessment of Changes in Hydro-Ecological Systems) is a hydro-ecological model that predicts the potential occurrence of (ground)water-dependent vegetation types in an area based on information about the (abiotic) site conditions. NICHE Vlaanderen can be used to evaluate the impact of changes in the water management to groundwater-dependent vegetation.

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Python Retrieve data from Databank Ondergrond Vlaanderen (DOV): pydov is a Python package to query and download data from Databank Ondergrond Vlaanderen (DOV). It is hosted on GitHub and development is coordinated by Databank Ondergrond Vlaanderen (DOV). DOV aggregates data about soil, subsoil and groundwater of Flanders and makes them publicly available. Interactive and human-readable extraction and querying of the data is provided by a web application, whereas the focus of this package is to support machine-based extraction and conversion of the data.

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pywhip

Python Validate data against whip specifications: pywhip is a Python package to validate data against whip specifications, a human and machine-readable syntax to express specifications for data.

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R Interface to the Global Biodiversity Information Facility API: A programmatic interface to the Web Service methods provided by the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). GBIF is a database of species occurrence records from sources all over the globe. rgbif includes functions for searching for taxonomic names, retrieving information on data providers, getting species occurrence records, getting counts of occurrence records, and using the GBIF tile map service to make rasters summarizing huge amounts of data.

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R Process Data for the Project Tracking Invasive Alien Species (TrIAS): TrIAS provides functionality to facilitate the data processing for the project Tracking Invasive Alien Species (TrIAS).

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uvabits

R Download Bird Tracking Data from UvA-BiTS: uvabits provides an R interface to the UvA-BiTS database, which stores bird movement data collected with UvA-BiTS GPS trackers. The package provides functionality to download data and metadata, calculate some metrics, and load the data into a query-optimized SQLite database for local analysis. It also allows to download the data in a format that can easily be uploaded to Movebank, a free online database for animal tracking data.

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R Download Time Series Data from Waterinfo.be: wateRinfo facilitates access to waterinfo.be, a website managed by the Flanders Environment Agency (VMM) and Flanders Hydraulics Research. The website provides access to real-time water and weather related environmental variables for Flanders (Belgium), such as rainfall, air pressure, discharge, and water level. The package provides functions to search for stations and variables, and download time series.

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