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 202220212020201920182017201620152014201320122011
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)238
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)30
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)1
diversity indexes (diversity)1
Observations based on criteria (points)1
All observations of species (whole_species)24
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
1012019-06-30dist_taxashapefile9684List of datasetsList of species5d18b5932bb38_20190630_091604
1022019-06-30dist_taxashapefile9684List of datasetsList of species5d18b5932bb38_20190630_102313
1032019-04-08dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5cab9e48e6ad2_20190408_151922
1042019-01-30dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5c51af8c83b0c_20190130_90800
1052019-01-25dist_taxacsv5047List of datasetsList of species5c4ae4852c261_20190125_54302
1062019-01-17dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5c405a892cffd_20190117_53937
1072018-11-06dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5be18e3cab605_20181106_75347
1082018-11-06dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5be18b0266358_20181106_74405
1092018-11-05dist_taxakml9951List of datasetsList of species5bdf994974051_20181104_201433
1102018-11-05dist_taxakml9951List of datasetsList of species5bdf994974051_20181104_201431
1112018-11-05dist_taxakml9951List of datasetsList of species5bdf994974051_20181104_201432
1122018-10-25dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5bd1fbb684277_20181025_132334
1132018-10-19dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5bc9cff90c424_20181019_84057
1142018-10-19dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5bc9cff90c424_20181019_84058
1152018-08-16dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5b75d856427b0_20180816_160247
1162018-06-19dist_taxakml10054List of datasetsList of species5b28fa1e452a1_20180619_84910
1172018-06-11dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5b1ee59332669_20180611_171222
1182018-06-04dist_taxakml9951List of datasetsList of species5b14f0d4d4153_20180604_35805
1192018-05-02dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5ae955c126652_20180502_20809
1202018-01-14dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5a5b39e6c2351_20180114_60920
1212018-01-12dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5a58df870af69_20180112_111721
1222018-01-11dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133822
1232018-01-11dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133813
1242018-01-11dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133812
1252018-01-11dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133820
1262018-01-11dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133807
1272017-12-05dist_taxakml9951List of datasetsList of species5a2745da3756b_20171205_202458
1282017-12-05dist_taxakml9951List of datasetsList of species5a2745da3756b_20171205_202454
1292017-11-26dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5a1af15922484_20171126_115258
1302017-11-26dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5a1af15922484_20171126_115250
1312017-11-26dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5a1af15922484_20171126_115255
1322017-10-30dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species59f708b00483d_20171030_71253
1332017-10-30dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species59f708b00483d_20171030_71303
1342017-10-25dist_taxakml9951List of datasetsList of species59f0dfbfdd447_20171025_150327
1352017-10-17dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species59e6146aa8108_20171017_103233
1362017-10-17dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species59e6146aa8108_20171017_103224
1372017-10-17dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species59e6146aa8108_20171017_103221
1382017-10-17dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species59e6146aa8108_20171017_103225
1392017-10-17dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species59e6146aa8108_20171017_103245
1402017-10-17dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species59e6146aa8108_20171017_103227
1412017-09-27dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species59cbc7a42f5e6_20170927_114634
1422017-09-13dist_taxakml9951List of datasetsList of species59b93b66aad44_20170913_101353
1432017-09-13dist_taxakml9951List of datasetsList of species59b93b66aad44_20170913_101348
1442017-08-12dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species598ecb3a56bb3_20170812_53329
1452017-08-12dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species598ecb3a56bb3_20170812_53330
1462017-06-19dist_taxakml9951List of datasetsList of species59484a391fc64_20170619_180430
1472017-06-19dist_taxakml9951List of datasetsList of species59484a391fc64_20170619_180408
1482017-05-29dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species592be205ece67_20170529_45551
1492017-05-29dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species592be150c82a4_20170529_45325
1502017-05-29dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species592be150c82a4_20170529_45300
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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 Google 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.