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Atlas of Living Australia National Science Week

20 July 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

We’re gearing up for National Science Week (12-20 August 2023). The Atlas of Living Australia (ALA) is proud to be hosting three free virtual events!

All sessions will be recorded and made available after National Science Week (updated on ALA Blogs and across ALA’s Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn channels).

Are you interested in getting the most out of data in the ALA? We’ve developed the ALA {galah} tool to enable users to deep-dive and transform species occurrence information. Whether you want to locate and download species records, investigate taxonomic information and associated media such as images or sounds, or restrict queries to certain taxa or locations, {galah} can do it all! This tool has been developed for both the R-Studio and Python coding languages.

At this beginner-friendly workshop, Dax Kellie and Amanda Buyan will take you through a step-by-step introduction to using both {galah} for R-Studio and Python.

If you’re already an advanced coder or have a specific question, you can submit your questions ahead of time for the Q&A at the end of the session.

*Please note we strongly recommend that you download R-Studio (from this link) and/or Python (following the instructions below) ahead of this session.

ALA {galah} Python Package download instructions:

  • Download Jupyter Notebook, which allows you access to Anaconda.
  • Launch & locate “Anaconda Navigator”.
  • From the main screen of Anaconda Navigator, locate “Environments”.
  • Click the “Create” button to create a new environment, selecting Python as the software.
  • Click the “play” button and then click “open with terminal”.
  • Run command “pip install galah-python.


20 July 2023
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm