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
1512017-08-12dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species598ecb3a56bb3_20170812_53329
1522017-06-19dist_taxakml5385List of datasetsList of species59484a391fc64_20170619_180408
1532017-06-19dist_taxakml5385List of datasetsList of species59484a391fc64_20170619_180430
1542017-05-29dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species592be1ec9382a_20170529_45525
1552017-05-29dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species592be150c82a4_20170529_45325
1562017-05-29dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species592be150c82a4_20170529_45300
1572017-05-29dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species592be150c82a4_20170529_45332
1582017-05-29dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species592be150c82a4_20170529_45304
1592017-05-29dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species592be205ece67_20170529_45551
1602017-05-03dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5909830516df5_20170503_85337
1612017-05-03dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5909830516df5_20170503_85332
1622017-05-03dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5909830516df5_20170503_85338
1632017-05-03dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5909830516df5_20170503_85339
1642017-04-26dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5900de362d81c_20170426_135220
1652017-04-26dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5900de362d81c_20170426_135241
1662017-02-03dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5894666f2cc96_20170203_61734
1672017-02-03dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5894666f2cc96_20170203_61605
1682016-12-04dist_taxakml6180List of datasetsList of species5844d5957ebb8_20161204_215203
1692016-11-22dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species58347bcf31537_20161122_121109
1702016-10-23dist_taxakml5385List of datasetsList of species580c56851d4cf_20161023_22828
1712016-10-14dist_taxashapefile4771List of datasetsList of species580071ec87581_20161014_23302
1722016-09-12dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species57d76390cf859_20160912_222612
1732016-08-09dist_taxashapefile4771List of datasetsList of species57a970569a29b_20160809_23402
1742016-07-14dist_spshapefile4List of datasetsList of species5787ea218431b_20160714_160914
1752016-07-14diversityshapefile4758List of datasetsList of species5787ea218431b_20160714_154416
1762016-04-29dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species572369e07ff97_20160429_100900
1772016-04-28dist_taxakml6425List of datasetsList of species5720f070e9181_20160427_130212
1782016-04-27dist_taxakml6425List of datasetsList of species571fa4f60bf43_20160426_132731
1792016-04-07dist_taxakml6425List of datasetsList of species57064258e506f_20160407_72109
1802016-03-17dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species56eacaf13ec0b_20160317_112552
1812015-12-10dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species5669a7f1829f3_20151210_115004
1822015-12-01dist_taxacsv6425List of datasetsList of species565db3d7aeb76_20151201_95803
1832015-12-01dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species565db3d7aeb76_20151201_95649
1842015-11-17dist_taxacsv6425List of datasetsList of species564af80d2404c_20151117_50648
1852015-11-17dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species564af80d2404c_20151117_50838
1862015-11-17dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species564af80d2404c_20151117_45232
1872015-09-09dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species55f07b0e4fdc5_20150909_144303
1882015-09-09dist_taxacsv6425List of datasetsList of species55f07b0e4fdc5_20150909_144630
1892015-07-22dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species55affbca95b5f_20150722_162602
1902015-07-10dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species559ff9bd52c71_20150710_125945
1912015-07-08dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species559d3cc44f404_20150708_111152
1922015-07-06dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species559aa9475a836_20150706_122759
1932015-07-06dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species559aa351513f3_20150706_115801
1942015-06-24dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species558ae81921d09_20150624_141617
1952015-06-12dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species557aa82dc69dc_20150612_54100
1962015-05-26dist_taxacsv6425List of datasetsList of species5564abba627f1_20150526_132648
1972015-04-30dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species5542290980b83_20150430_92554
1982015-04-30dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species5542290980b83_20150430_91654
1992015-04-30dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species5542290980b83_20150430_91838
2002015-04-30dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species5542290980b83_20150430_92144
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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.