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)235
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)30
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)0
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
2012015-02-23dist_taxacsv10458List of datasetsList of species54eb957c84e08_20150223_160605
2022015-02-23dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species54eb957c84e08_20150223_160625
2032015-02-23dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species54eb8a02a19c4_20150223_151528
2042015-01-10dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species54b1b11a28976_20150110_203246
2052015-01-10dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species54b18d9e4e050_20150110_154303
2062015-01-10dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species54b1729c5ea9b_20150110_135949
2072015-01-10dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species54b18d9e4e050_20150110_154227
2082015-01-10dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species54b18d9e4e050_20150110_154715
2092015-01-10dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species54b18d9e4e050_20150110_154722
2102014-11-27dist_taxacsv10458List of datasetsList of species54770c1f29dd3_20141127_64139
2112014-11-24dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species5473805c37d9e_20141124_140547
2122014-10-29dist_taxacsv10458List of datasetsList of species5450e1fc4f891_20141029_92123
2132014-10-21dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species54465b7086040_20141021_92151
2142014-10-15dist_taxacsv10458List of datasetsList of species543ec09f42e4f_20141015_144752
2152014-09-26dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species5425c03080813_20140926_154136
2162014-08-18dist_taxacsv10458List of datasetsList of species53f23736b56d5_20140818_141900
2172014-08-18dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species53f23736b56d5_20140818_132759
2182014-08-18dist_taxacsv10458List of datasetsList of species53f23736b56d5_20140818_132655
2192014-08-18dist_taxacsv10458List of datasetsList of species53f232cedbb42_20140818_131642
2202014-08-18dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species53f232cedbb42_20140818_131449
2212014-08-13dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species53eb98255b3ef_20140813_130018
2222014-08-13dist_taxacsv10458List of datasetsList of species53eba2e6ca275_20140813_134749
2232014-07-30dist_taxacsv10458List of datasetsList of species53d8f272213e7_20140730_93113
2242014-07-30dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species53d8f272213e7_20140730_93123
2252014-07-19dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species53ca47ca4daa9_20140719_63236
2262014-06-05dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species5390ee50bda6a_20140605_190126
2272014-05-22dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species537ddaaeb7900_20140522_71652
2282014-05-22dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species537ddaaeb7900_20140522_71336
2292014-05-22dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species537ddaaeb7900_20140522_72841
2302014-05-20dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species537b92f8164ff_20140520_133902
2312014-04-09dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species534506258d277_20140409_43956
2322014-04-09dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species534506258d277_20140409_50212
2332014-04-09dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species534506258d277_20140409_50702
2342014-04-08dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species5343c98ff32e0_20140408_61123
2352014-03-21dist_taxacsv10458List of datasetsList of species532c347743057_20140321_85908
2362014-02-13dist_taxacsv10458List of datasetsList of species52fd1ae29d1f6_20140213_142605
2372014-02-13dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species52fd1ae29d1f6_20140213_142451
2382014-02-12dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species52fc19cae6e2a_20140212_200838
2392014-02-12dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species52fc19cae6e2a_20140212_200406
2402014-02-12dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species52fc19cae6e2a_20140212_201012
2412014-02-12dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species52fc19cae6e2a_20140212_205807
2422014-02-12dist_taxacsv10458List of datasetsList of species52fc19cae6e2a_20140212_204711
2432014-02-12dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species52fc19cae6e2a_20140212_204549
2442014-02-10dist_taxacsv10458List of datasetsList of species52f8f19cc2fd5_20140210_104714
2452014-02-06dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species52f44e32aa2af_20140206_222346
2462014-02-06dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species52f4520485f3e_20140206_222644
2472014-02-06dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species52f4520485f3e_20140206_223055
2482014-02-06dist_taxacsv10458List of datasetsList of species52f4520485f3e_20140206_223219
2492014-02-06dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species52f4520485f3e_20140206_224341
2502014-02-06dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species52f44e32aa2af_20140206_221403
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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.