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
2512014-02-12dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species52fc19cae6e2a_20140212_205807
2522014-02-12dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species52fc19cae6e2a_20140212_200838
2532014-02-12dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species52fc19cae6e2a_20140212_201012
2542014-02-10dist_taxacsv6425List of datasetsList of species52f8f19cc2fd5_20140210_104714
2552014-02-06dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species52f44e32aa2af_20140206_222123
2562014-02-06dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species52f44e32aa2af_20140206_221403
2572014-02-06dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species52f4520485f3e_20140206_222644
2582014-02-06dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species52f4520485f3e_20140206_224341
2592014-02-06dist_taxacsv6425List of datasetsList of species52f4520485f3e_20140206_223219
2602014-02-06dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species52f4520485f3e_20140206_223055
2612014-02-06dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species52f4520485f3e_20140206_222841
2622014-02-06dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species52f44e32aa2af_20140206_222346
2632014-02-05dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species52f2f62934fdf_20140205_220954
2642014-01-26dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species52e565ba83109_20140126_150020
2652013-12-28dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species52be5a7c3ae15_20131228_11241
2662013-12-04dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species529f1cc81166f_20131204_71859
2672013-12-04dist_taxacsv6425List of datasetsList of species529f1cc81166f_20131204_71917
2682013-12-04dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species529f1cc81166f_20131204_73743
2692013-12-04dist_taxacsv6425List of datasetsList of species529f1cc81166f_20131204_73821
2702013-11-13dist_taxacsv6425List of datasetsList of species52842375397be_20131113_201312
2712013-11-06dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species527a877fef177_20131106_131658
2722013-09-25dist_taxacsv6425List of datasetsList of species52433727952fd_20130925_152211
2732013-09-25dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species52433727952fd_20130925_152010
2742013-08-28dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species521e0581145fa_20130828_103829
2752013-08-16dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species520e31f76688e_20130816_100734
2762013-08-16dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species520e0f798e8ad_20130816_74309
2772013-07-29dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species51f64e4e960fd_20130729_71757
2782013-06-20dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species51c3204f6a190_20130620_113210
2792013-04-26dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species517a925c79af0_20130426_104330
2802013-02-20dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species5125691569cb7_20130220_192453
2812013-02-11dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species51190ca979f9b_20130211_103015
2822013-02-05dist_taxacsv6425List of datasetsList of species511112032dc01_20130205_91247
2832012-12-12dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species50c8b95f6cd6e_20121212_133845
2842012-12-12dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species50c8b95f6cd6e_20121212_134050
2852012-12-12dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species50c8b95f6cd6e_20121212_132615
2862012-12-10dist_taxacsv6425List of datasetsList of species50c5a68055a51_20121210_40849
2872012-11-15dist_taxacsv6425List of datasetsList of species50a50b4fe1033_20121115_103424
2882012-11-02dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species50943077b78d0_20121102_164548
2892012-10-12dist_taxacsv6425List of datasetsList of species5078403f91af2_20121012_121309
2902012-10-06dist_taxacsv6425List of datasetsList of species50708c6966c49_20121006_155430
2912012-10-05dist_taxacsv6425List of datasetsList of species506dea2994bfd_20121005_132748
2922012-09-11dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species504f959b6fca0_20120911_154857
2932012-09-04dist_taxacsv6425List of datasetsList of species50462c8314bc0_20120904_123125
2942012-08-19dist_taxacsv6425List of datasetsList of species5031982ac4cb0_20120819_215334
2952012-06-06dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species4fd022ed1e254_20120606_234840
2962012-06-01dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species4fc8f72a60197_20120601_131057
2972012-06-01dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species4fc8f7b07b810_20120601_131146
2982012-06-01dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species4fc91b39cd397_20120601_154436
2992012-05-29dist_taxashapefile6425List of datasetsList of species4fc55a6a64138_20120529_193248
3002012-04-24dist_spcsv6425List of datasetsList of species4f968c2bb7562_20120424_72030
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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.