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
2512014-02-06dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species52f4520485f3e_20140206_222644
2522014-02-06dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species52f4520485f3e_20140206_223055
2532014-02-06dist_taxacsv10458List of datasetsList of species52f4520485f3e_20140206_223219
2542014-02-06dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species52f4520485f3e_20140206_224341
2552014-02-06dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species52f44e32aa2af_20140206_221403
2562014-02-06dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species52f44e32aa2af_20140206_222123
2572014-02-06dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species52f4520485f3e_20140206_222841
2582014-02-05dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species52f2f62934fdf_20140205_220954
2592014-01-26dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species52e565ba83109_20140126_150020
2602013-12-28dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species52be5a7c3ae15_20131228_11241
2612013-12-04dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species529f1cc81166f_20131204_73743
2622013-12-04dist_taxacsv10458List of datasetsList of species529f1cc81166f_20131204_73821
2632013-12-04dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species529f1cc81166f_20131204_71859
2642013-12-04dist_taxacsv10458List of datasetsList of species529f1cc81166f_20131204_71917
2652013-11-13dist_taxacsv10458List of datasetsList of species52842375397be_20131113_201312
2662013-11-06dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species527a877fef177_20131106_131658
2672013-09-25dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species52433727952fd_20130925_152010
2682013-09-25dist_taxacsv10458List of datasetsList of species52433727952fd_20130925_152211
2692013-08-28dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species521e0581145fa_20130828_103829
2702013-08-16dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species520e31f76688e_20130816_100734
2712013-08-16dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species520e0f798e8ad_20130816_74309
2722013-07-29dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species51f64e4e960fd_20130729_71757
2732013-06-20dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species51c3204f6a190_20130620_113210
2742013-04-26dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species517a925c79af0_20130426_104330
2752013-02-20dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species5125691569cb7_20130220_192453
2762013-02-11dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species51190ca979f9b_20130211_103015
2772013-02-05dist_taxacsv10458List of datasetsList of species511112032dc01_20130205_91247
2782012-12-12dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species50c8b95f6cd6e_20121212_133845
2792012-12-12dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species50c8b95f6cd6e_20121212_132615
2802012-12-12dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species50c8b95f6cd6e_20121212_134050
2812012-12-10dist_taxacsv10458List of datasetsList of species50c5a68055a51_20121210_40849
2822012-11-15dist_taxacsv10458List of datasetsList of species50a50b4fe1033_20121115_103424
2832012-11-02dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species50943077b78d0_20121102_164548
2842012-10-12dist_taxacsv10458List of datasetsList of species5078403f91af2_20121012_121309
2852012-10-06dist_taxacsv10458List of datasetsList of species50708c6966c49_20121006_155430
2862012-10-05dist_taxacsv10458List of datasetsList of species506dea2994bfd_20121005_132748
2872012-09-11dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species504f959b6fca0_20120911_154857
2882012-09-04dist_taxacsv10458List of datasetsList of species50462c8314bc0_20120904_123125
2892012-08-19dist_taxacsv10458List of datasetsList of species5031982ac4cb0_20120819_215334
2902012-06-06dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species4fd022ed1e254_20120606_234840
2912012-06-01dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species4fc91b39cd397_20120601_154436
2922012-06-01dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species4fc8f7b07b810_20120601_131146
2932012-06-01dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species4fc8f72a60197_20120601_131057
2942012-05-29dist_taxashapefile10458List of datasetsList of species4fc55a6a64138_20120529_193248
2952012-04-24dist_spshapefile10458List of datasetsList of species4f968c2bb7562_20120424_90755
2962012-04-24dist_spcsv10458List of datasetsList of species4f968c2bb7562_20120424_72030
2972012-04-24dist_spshapefile10458List of datasetsList of species4f968c2bb7562_20120424_72348
2982012-03-21dist_spshapefile10458List of datasetsList of species4f6a7768641ff_20120321_205153
2992012-03-13dist_spshapefile10458List of datasetsList of species4f5efb76cd822_20120313_34753
3002012-03-13dist_spshapefile10458List of datasetsList of species4f5f06760f682_20120313_43422
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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.