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)239
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)35
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
1012019-07-10dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_174731
1022019-07-10dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_174820
1032019-07-10dist_taxakml5385List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_181712
1042019-07-10dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_174740
1052019-07-05dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5d1f58116aada_20190705_100818
1062019-06-30dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5d18b432d271b_20190630_090925
1072019-06-30dist_taxashapefile4771List of datasetsList of species5d18b5932bb38_20190630_091604
1082019-06-30dist_taxashapefile4771List of datasetsList of species5d18b5932bb38_20190630_102313
1092019-04-08dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5cab9e48e6ad2_20190408_151922
1102019-01-30dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5c51af8c83b0c_20190130_90800
1112019-01-25dist_taxacsv2597List of datasetsList of species5c4ae4852c261_20190125_54302
1122019-01-17dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5c405a892cffd_20190117_53937
1132018-11-06dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5be18e3cab605_20181106_75347
1142018-11-06dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5be18b0266358_20181106_74405
1152018-11-05dist_taxakml5385List of datasetsList of species5bdf994974051_20181104_201432
1162018-11-05dist_taxakml5385List of datasetsList of species5bdf994974051_20181104_201431
1172018-11-05dist_taxakml5385List of datasetsList of species5bdf994974051_20181104_201433
1182018-10-25dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5bd1fbb684277_20181025_132334
1192018-10-19dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5bc9cff90c424_20181019_84058
1202018-10-19dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5bc9cff90c424_20181019_84057
1212018-08-16dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5b75d856427b0_20180816_160247
1222018-06-19dist_taxakml6180List of datasetsList of species5b28fa1e452a1_20180619_84910
1232018-06-11dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5b1ee59332669_20180611_171222
1242018-06-04dist_taxakml5385List of datasetsList of species5b14f0d4d4153_20180604_35805
1252018-05-02dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5ae955c126652_20180502_20809
1262018-01-14dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5a5b39e6c2351_20180114_60920
1272018-01-12dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5a58df870af69_20180112_111721
1282018-01-11dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133807
1292018-01-11dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133812
1302018-01-11dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133820
1312018-01-11dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133813
1322018-01-11dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133822
1332017-12-05dist_taxakml5385List of datasetsList of species5a2745da3756b_20171205_202454
1342017-12-05dist_taxakml5385List of datasetsList of species5a2745da3756b_20171205_202458
1352017-11-26dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5a1af15922484_20171126_115250
1362017-11-26dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5a1af15922484_20171126_115255
1372017-11-26dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5a1af15922484_20171126_115258
1382017-10-30dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species59f708b00483d_20171030_71303
1392017-10-30dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species59f708b00483d_20171030_71253
1402017-10-25dist_taxakml5385List of datasetsList of species59f0dfbfdd447_20171025_150327
1412017-10-17dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species59e6146aa8108_20171017_103221
1422017-10-17dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species59e6146aa8108_20171017_103225
1432017-10-17dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species59e6146aa8108_20171017_103224
1442017-10-17dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species59e6146aa8108_20171017_103227
1452017-10-17dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species59e6146aa8108_20171017_103233
1462017-10-17dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species59e6146aa8108_20171017_103245
1472017-09-27dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species59cbc7a42f5e6_20170927_114634
1482017-09-13dist_taxakml5385List of datasetsList of species59b93b66aad44_20170913_101348
1492017-09-13dist_taxakml5385List of datasetsList of species59b93b66aad44_20170913_101353
1502017-08-12dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species598ecb3a56bb3_20170812_53330
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.