Animal Demography Unit - The Birds in Reserves Project (BIRP)
Michael Brooks, University of Cape Town; Department of Zoology

Summary of download requests

Number of users / requestsUsersRequests
Types requested AllPartial All or partial?: When all records of this dataset were downloaded, it is flagged as "All".
Otherwise, it is flagged as "Partial".
A partial download happens when a user specifies particular species / areas / dates of interest.
Years 20212020201920182017201620152014201320122011
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)235
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)25
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)0
diversity indexes (diversity)1
Observations based on criteria (points)1
All observations of species (whole_species)23
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)15
  • Gridded summary Type 1 (dist_taxa): Sightings of all species are aggregated at 1/0.1/0.01 degree resolution. Users gets the number of species and records per grid cell.
    a: Rectangular grids; b: Hexagonal grids
  • Gridded summary Type 2 (dist_sp): Sightings of each species are aggregated at 1/0.1/0.01 degree resolution. Users gets the number of records of the species in question per grid cell.
    a: Rectangular grids; b: Hexagonal grids
  • All or partial?: When all records of this dataset were downloaded, it is flagged as "All". Otherwise, it is flagged as "Partial". A partial download happens when a user specifies particular species / areas / dates of interest.

Download request details

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No.Date requestedTypes requestedFormat#recordsAlong with...Species includedRequest ID
12021-11-21whole_speciesgdb11List of datasetsList of species619a430cad1b2_20211121_081407
22021-11-19pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species6197b661287f2_20211119_101507
32021-11-07dist_spcsv2343List of datasetsList of species6187e387a01c5_20211107_103630
42021-10-26whole_speciescsv1378List of datasetsList of species6178495ea4b91_20211026_143651
52021-10-22whole_speciesgdb28List of datasetsList of species6172dd8c5f73d_20211022_115006
62021-10-20whole_speciesgdb3126List of datasetsList of species61702f05d0319_20211020_110659
72021-10-05whole_speciescsv1378List of datasetsList of species615cf11127266_20211005_205451
82021-10-01dist_taxakml11928List of datasetsList of species6154741707ef2_20211001_012530
92021-09-14whole_speciescsv3126List of datasetsList of species6140664457ffe_20210914_050958
102021-08-25dist_taxakml11928List of datasetsList of species6126a698b4008_20210825_162510
112021-08-23dist_spshapefile25List of datasetsList of species6123a99729e39_20210823_100113
122021-08-23dist_spshapefile25List of datasetsList of species6123a99729e39_20210823_100404
132021-08-23dist_spshapefile25List of datasetsList of species6123a99729e39_20210823_100650
142021-08-23dist_spshapefile25List of datasetsList of species6123a99729e39_20210823_095935
152021-08-12dist_taxakml11928List of datasetsList of species61151d37b6c5d_20210812_091056
162021-07-21dist_taxakml11928List of datasetsList of species60f85ddccdb94_20210721_134847
172021-07-17dist_taxakml11928List of datasetsList of species60f33c1987d1f_20210717_162346
182021-06-17dist_taxakml11928List of datasetsList of species60cbbff6c9af8_20210617_180024
192021-06-17dist_taxakml11928List of datasetsList of species60cbbff6c9af8_20210617_180023
202021-06-16whole_specieskml12791List of datasetsList of species60ca59d1308c7_20210616_162057
212021-06-13whole_specieskml12791List of datasetsList of species60c62b42a2d82_20210613_131818
222021-06-06whole_datasetkml12791List of datasetsList of species60bc34040f853_20210606_000859
232021-06-06whole_datasetkml12791List of datasetsList of species60bc34040f853_20210606_000231
242021-06-05whole_datasetkml12791List of datasetsList of species60bc34040f853_20210605_235413
252021-05-25whole_specieskml12791List of datasetsList of species60ad1eeb98d7e_20210525_120201
262021-05-25whole_specieskml12791List of datasetsList of species60ad1d27803e7_20210525_115523
272021-05-25whole_specieskml12791List of datasetsList of species60ad18d58f19b_20210525_113944
282021-05-25dist_spshapefile11928List of datasetsList of species60ad66cd15540_20210525_171145
292021-05-25dist_spcsv11928List of datasetsList of species60ad66cd15540_20210525_171609
302021-05-20whole_datasetkml12791List of datasetsList of species60a670828a3dc_20210520_102634
312021-05-12dist_taxakml11928List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110652
322021-05-12dist_taxakml11928List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110611
332021-05-12dist_taxakml11928List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110615
342021-05-12dist_taxakml11928List of datasetsList of species609bcbf2f1412_20210512_083804
352021-04-21whole_datasetkml12791List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192717
362021-04-21whole_datasetkml12791List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192639
372021-04-21whole_datasetkml12791List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192659
382021-04-20dist_taxakml11928List of datasetsList of species607f02ea892b3_20210420_123734
392021-04-19dist_taxakml12117List of datasetsList of species607d9fc610cb5_20210419_113114
402021-04-19dist_taxakml12117List of datasetsList of species607d9fc610cb5_20210419_113203
412021-04-13whole_specieskml12791List of datasetsList of species60755d3d182c8_20210413_050004
422021-04-12dist_taxakml11928List of datasetsList of species6074b98e77b63_20210412_172147
432021-04-08whole_specieskml12791List of datasetsList of species606f6b8bd87a6_20210408_165640
442021-04-08whole_specieskml12791List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094447
452021-04-08whole_specieskml12791List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_093957
462021-04-08whole_specieskml12791List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094015
472021-04-06whole_datasetkml12791List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204707
482021-04-06whole_datasetkml12791List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204703
492021-03-30whole_datasetkml1List of datasetsList of species60638d6695fa8_20210330_164400
502021-03-30dist_taxakml11928List of datasetsList of species60638923db247_20210330_163012
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  • The summary of the download requests may not be accurate as the download functionality of the OBIS-SEAMAP mapping tools have been advancing and it is hard to put together old download requests with newer ones.
  • The number of users may be overcounted or undercounted as we didn't collect the information of user identification in early years of OBIS-SEAMAP and the IP addresses are used as a proxy to user identity for old requests.
  • Other issues that may result in inaccuracy is:
    • a user may try downloading data with slightly different criteria for the same project/purpose.
    • a user may download data a couple of times over time to include the latest observations.
    • a user may download data with more coarse criteria and then filter the downloaded data more for specific needs (e.g. download global sightings of a species and then filter them with a study area).
    • a user may download data just for a test purpose.
    • For KML format, a user may visualize the data using Goolge Earth but did not use them for his/her scientific work.
  • The data type of "diversity indexes" was added in July 2016.
  • Although we have started collecting details of a request (i.e. user's name, prospectus) since Nov 2013, we do not disclose the details unless the user gives us consent. If you want to know more details on the request, please contact us with the Request ID ready. We will try connecting you with the user in question.