EOL Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)
EOL provides a growing set of application programming interfaces (APIs) that enable the creation of third party tools and applications. The EOL API lets you embed the functionality of EOL into your own website and tools, helping to make EOL an ingredient in biodiversity applications.
Examples of tools and applications that use the EOL APIs
- EOL Field Guide: EOL Field Guides let you create customized field guides based on content from EOL and other sources. The Field Guides application uses the Collections API to generate guides from lists of species in EOL Collections. The application also uses the Pages and other APIs to retrieve text and images that are then stored in a separate Field Guide database. For information about how the EOL Field Guides are using the EOL APIs, Contact EOL Learning + Education.
- iNaturalist.org is using the Collections API to build iNaturalist projects where users can record and share species observations.
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