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)239
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
1512017-05-29dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species592be1ec9382a_20170529_45525
1522017-05-29dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species592be150c82a4_20170529_45300
1532017-05-29dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species592be150c82a4_20170529_45332
1542017-05-29dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species592be150c82a4_20170529_45304
1552017-05-03dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5909830516df5_20170503_85337
1562017-05-03dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5909830516df5_20170503_85332
1572017-05-03dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5909830516df5_20170503_85338
1582017-05-03dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5909830516df5_20170503_85339
1592017-04-26dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5900de362d81c_20170426_135220
1602017-04-26dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5900de362d81c_20170426_135241
1612017-02-03dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5894666f2cc96_20170203_61734
1622017-02-03dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5894666f2cc96_20170203_61605
1632016-12-04dist_taxakml10054List of datasetsList of species5844d5957ebb8_20161204_215203
1642016-11-22dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species58347bcf31537_20161122_121109
1652016-10-23dist_taxakml9951List of datasetsList of species580c56851d4cf_20161023_22828
1662016-10-14dist_taxashapefile9684List of datasetsList of species580071ec87581_20161014_23302
1672016-09-12dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species57d76390cf859_20160912_222612
1682016-08-09dist_taxashapefile9684List of datasetsList of species57a970569a29b_20160809_23402
1692016-07-14dist_spshapefile566List of datasetsList of species5787ea218431b_20160714_160914
1702016-07-14diversityshapefile9678List of datasetsList of species5787ea218431b_20160714_154416
1712016-04-29dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species572369e07ff97_20160429_100900
1722016-04-28dist_taxakml10458List of datasetsList of species5720f070e9181_20160427_130212
1732016-04-27dist_taxakml10458List of datasetsList of species571fa4f60bf43_20160426_132731
1742016-04-07dist_taxakml10458List of datasetsList of species57064258e506f_20160407_72109
1752016-03-17dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species56eacaf13ec0b_20160317_112552
1762015-12-10dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species5669a7f1829f3_20151210_115004
1772015-12-01dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species565db3d7aeb76_20151201_95649
1782015-12-01dist_taxacsv10458List of datasetsList of species565db3d7aeb76_20151201_95803
1792015-11-17dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species564af80d2404c_20151117_45232
1802015-11-17dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species564af80d2404c_20151117_50838
1812015-11-17dist_taxacsv10458List of datasetsList of species564af80d2404c_20151117_50648
1822015-09-09dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species55f07b0e4fdc5_20150909_144303
1832015-09-09dist_taxacsv10458List of datasetsList of species55f07b0e4fdc5_20150909_144630
1842015-07-22dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species55affbca95b5f_20150722_162602
1852015-07-10dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species559ff9bd52c71_20150710_125945
1862015-07-08dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species559d3cc44f404_20150708_111152
1872015-07-06dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species559aa351513f3_20150706_115801
1882015-07-06dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species559aa9475a836_20150706_122759
1892015-06-24dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species558ae81921d09_20150624_141617
1902015-06-12dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species557aa82dc69dc_20150612_54100
1912015-05-26dist_taxacsv10458List of datasetsList of species5564abba627f1_20150526_132648
1922015-04-30dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species5542290980b83_20150430_92554
1932015-04-30dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species5542290980b83_20150430_91838
1942015-04-30dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species5542290980b83_20150430_92144
1952015-04-30dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species5542290980b83_20150430_91654
1962015-04-29dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species554121c16d04f_20150429_145231
1972015-04-23dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species5539009d09d3d_20150423_110153
1982015-04-23dist_taxacsv10458List of datasetsList of species5539009d09d3d_20150423_110046
1992015-04-20dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species553520c4242e6_20150420_120734
2002015-04-14dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species552b35497d054_20150412_232328
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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.