Animal Demography Unit - Coordinated Waterbird Counts (CWAC)
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)242
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)33
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)1
diversity indexes (diversity)1
Observations based on criteria (points)0
All observations of species (whole_species)26
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)14
  • 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
12022-08-19dist_taxakml7238List of datasetsList of species62ffaeda9dca8_20220819_114122
22022-08-19dist_taxakml7238List of datasetsList of species62ffaeda9dca8_20220819_114110
32022-08-13dist_taxakml7238List of datasetsList of species62f7f0862f921_20220813_144744
42022-07-14whole_speciesgdb1118List of datasetsList of species62cfef9ccccbb_20220714_064559
52022-07-14whole_speciesgdb1118List of datasetsList of species62cfef9ccccbb_20220714_064610
62022-07-14whole_speciesgdb266List of datasetsList of species62cfef9ccccbb_20220714_064623
72022-07-02dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species62be1a6ab21cb_20220702_120523
82022-07-02dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species62be1a6ab21cb_20220702_121334
92022-07-02dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species62c06bd17793e_20220702_120204
102022-06-22dist_taxakml7238List of datasetsList of species62b33cc6754c4_20220622_120237
112022-05-19dist_sp_h3shapefile50List of datasetsList of species62868b4748657_20220519_144606
122022-05-19dist_taxakml7238List of datasetsList of species6285ce74d89aa_20220519_012601
132022-03-11dist_taxakml7238List of datasetsList of species622bab7f290d0_20220311_150601
142022-02-28dist_taxakml7238List of datasetsList of species621cce6e20e07_20220228_083050
152022-01-12dist_spcsv7238List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081818
162022-01-12dist_spwms7238List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_082024
172022-01-12dist_spwfs7238List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081959
182022-01-12dist_spshapefile7238List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081925
192022-01-11dist_spshapefile7238List of datasetsList of species61dd535514d4b_20220111_050512
202021-11-21whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species619a430cad1b2_20211121_081407
212021-11-07dist_spcsv759List of datasetsList of species6187e387a01c5_20211107_103630
222021-10-26whole_speciescsv1118List of datasetsList of species6178495ea4b91_20211026_143651
232021-10-22whole_speciesgdb23List of datasetsList of species6172dd8c5f73d_20211022_115006
242021-10-20whole_speciesgdb2553List of datasetsList of species61702f05d0319_20211020_110659
252021-10-05whole_speciescsv1118List of datasetsList of species615cf11127266_20211005_205451
262021-10-01dist_taxakml7238List of datasetsList of species6154741707ef2_20211001_012530
272021-09-14whole_speciescsv2553List of datasetsList of species6140664457ffe_20210914_050958
282021-08-25dist_taxakml7238List of datasetsList of species6126a698b4008_20210825_162510
292021-08-23dist_spshapefile23List of datasetsList of species6123a99729e39_20210823_100650
302021-08-23dist_spshapefile23List of datasetsList of species6123a99729e39_20210823_100113
312021-08-23dist_spshapefile23List of datasetsList of species6123a99729e39_20210823_100404
322021-08-23dist_spshapefile23List of datasetsList of species6123a99729e39_20210823_095935
332021-08-12dist_taxakml7238List of datasetsList of species61151d37b6c5d_20210812_091056
342021-07-21dist_taxakml7238List of datasetsList of species60f85ddccdb94_20210721_134847
352021-07-17dist_taxakml7238List of datasetsList of species60f33c1987d1f_20210717_162346
362021-06-17dist_taxakml7238List of datasetsList of species60cbbff6c9af8_20210617_180024
372021-06-17dist_taxakml7238List of datasetsList of species60cbbff6c9af8_20210617_180023
382021-06-16whole_specieskml9581List of datasetsList of species60ca59d1308c7_20210616_162057
392021-06-13whole_specieskml9581List of datasetsList of species60c62b42a2d82_20210613_131818
402021-06-06whole_datasetkml9581List of datasetsList of species60bc34040f853_20210606_000859
412021-06-06whole_datasetkml9581List of datasetsList of species60bc34040f853_20210606_000231
422021-06-05whole_datasetkml9581List of datasetsList of species60bc34040f853_20210605_235413
432021-05-25whole_specieskml9581List of datasetsList of species60ad18d58f19b_20210525_113944
442021-05-25whole_specieskml9581List of datasetsList of species60ad1d27803e7_20210525_115523
452021-05-25whole_specieskml9581List of datasetsList of species60ad1eeb98d7e_20210525_120201
462021-05-25dist_spcsv7238List of datasetsList of species60ad66cd15540_20210525_171609
472021-05-25dist_spshapefile7238List of datasetsList of species60ad66cd15540_20210525_171145
482021-05-20whole_datasetkml9581List of datasetsList of species60a670828a3dc_20210520_102634
492021-05-12dist_taxakml7238List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110652
502021-05-12dist_taxakml7238List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110615
List of datasets


  • 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.