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
512021-04-19dist_taxakml12117List of datasetsList of species607d9fc610cb5_20210419_113203
522021-04-13whole_specieskml12791List of datasetsList of species60755d3d182c8_20210413_050004
532021-04-12dist_taxakml11928List of datasetsList of species6074b98e77b63_20210412_172147
542021-04-08whole_specieskml12791List of datasetsList of species606f6b8bd87a6_20210408_165640
552021-04-08whole_specieskml12791List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094447
562021-04-08whole_specieskml12791List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_093957
572021-04-08whole_specieskml12791List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094015
582021-04-06whole_datasetkml12791List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204707
592021-04-06whole_datasetkml12791List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204703
602021-03-30whole_datasetkml1List of datasetsList of species60638d6695fa8_20210330_164400
612021-03-30dist_taxakml11928List of datasetsList of species60638923db247_20210330_163012
622021-03-26whole_datasetkml12791List of datasetsList of species605d2ce781161_20210326_150839
632021-03-24dist_taxakml12117List of datasetsList of species605ba47550175_20210324_180727
642021-03-20whole_specieskml12791List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202307
652021-03-20whole_specieskml12791List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202850
662021-03-20whole_specieskml12791List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_201137
672021-03-20whole_specieskml12791List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_201410
682021-03-19dist_taxakml11928List of datasetsList of species605498e0665e8_20210319_083009
692021-03-18dist_taxakml11928List of datasetsList of species6053b2d48d14a_20210318_160843
702021-03-08whole_specieskml12791List of datasetsList of species604676c3f1fed_20210308_163737
712021-03-08whole_specieskml12791List of datasetsList of species60468bbd8970f_20210308_154512
722021-02-28whole_specieskml12791List of datasetsList of species603be1ae41441_20210228_134104
732021-02-26whole_datasetkml12791List of datasetsList of species6039b58e961d7_20210226_222050
742021-02-25whole_datasetkml12791List of datasetsList of species603773550866e_20210225_052345
752021-02-25whole_datasetkml12791List of datasetsList of species603773550866e_20210225_050943
762021-02-16whole_datasetkml12791List of datasetsList of species602c3cfe4b166_20210216_165342
772021-01-04dist_taxakml11928List of datasetsList of species5ff30e43489d9_20210104_082653
782021-01-04dist_taxakml11928List of datasetsList of species5ff30e43489d9_20210104_082655
792020-12-31dist_taxakml11928List of datasetsList of species5fee86ec25d4b_20201231_212051
802020-12-16dist_taxakml11928List of datasetsList of species5fd9ba2943ac6_20201216_024143
812020-10-15dist_taxakml11928List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172622
822020-10-15dist_taxakml11928List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172626
832020-10-15dist_taxakml11928List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172625
842020-10-15dist_taxakml11928List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172627
852020-07-23dist_taxakml12117List of datasetsList of species5f19a00a5ce51_20200723_103917
862020-05-26dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5ecd2a455d6ed_20200526_104101
872020-05-17dist_taxakml6602List of datasetsList of species5ec1323034071_20200517_084812
882020-01-18dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5e23220785c01_20200118_102146
892020-01-18dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5e23220785c01_20200118_102142
902019-11-01dist_taxashapefile9951List of datasetsList of species5dbc58e0f3b10_20191101_122201
912019-08-12dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5d5161a504ddb_20190812_085522
922019-08-06dist_taxakml10054List of datasetsList of species5d499d0388673_20190806_113136
932019-08-06dist_taxakml10054List of datasetsList of species5d499d0388673_20190806_113142
942019-07-11dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5d26627f4f79f_20190710_201110
952019-07-11dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5d2689943c3df_20190710_205801
962019-07-10dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_174740
972019-07-10dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_174820
982019-07-10dist_taxakml9951List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_181712
992019-07-10dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_174731
1002019-07-05dist_taxakml9684List of datasetsList of species5d1f58116aada_20190705_100818
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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.