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
512021-05-12dist_taxakml7238List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110615
522021-04-21whole_datasetkml9581List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192659
532021-04-21whole_datasetkml9581List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192639
542021-04-21whole_datasetkml9581List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192717
552021-04-20dist_taxakml7238List of datasetsList of species607f02ea892b3_20210420_123734
562021-04-19dist_taxakml8159List of datasetsList of species607d9fc610cb5_20210419_113203
572021-04-19dist_taxakml8159List of datasetsList of species607d9fc610cb5_20210419_113114
582021-04-13whole_specieskml9581List of datasetsList of species60755d3d182c8_20210413_050004
592021-04-12dist_taxakml7238List of datasetsList of species6074b98e77b63_20210412_172147
602021-04-08whole_specieskml9581List of datasetsList of species606f6b8bd87a6_20210408_165640
612021-04-08whole_specieskml9581List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_093957
622021-04-08whole_specieskml9581List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094447
632021-04-08whole_specieskml9581List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094015
642021-04-06whole_datasetkml9581List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204707
652021-04-06whole_datasetkml9581List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204703
662021-03-30dist_taxakml7238List of datasetsList of species60638923db247_20210330_163012
672021-03-26whole_datasetkml9581List of datasetsList of species605d2ce781161_20210326_150839
682021-03-24dist_taxakml8159List of datasetsList of species605ba47550175_20210324_180727
692021-03-20whole_specieskml9581List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_201137
702021-03-20whole_specieskml9581List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202850
712021-03-20whole_specieskml9581List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202307
722021-03-20whole_specieskml9581List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_201410
732021-03-19dist_taxakml7238List of datasetsList of species605498e0665e8_20210319_083009
742021-03-18dist_taxakml7238List of datasetsList of species6053b2d48d14a_20210318_160843
752021-03-08whole_specieskml9581List of datasetsList of species604676c3f1fed_20210308_163737
762021-03-08whole_specieskml9581List of datasetsList of species60468bbd8970f_20210308_154512
772021-02-28whole_specieskml9581List of datasetsList of species603be1ae41441_20210228_134104
782021-02-26whole_datasetkml9581List of datasetsList of species6039b58e961d7_20210226_222050
792021-02-25whole_datasetkml9581List of datasetsList of species603773550866e_20210225_050943
802021-02-25whole_datasetkml9581List of datasetsList of species603773550866e_20210225_052345
812021-02-16whole_datasetkml9581List of datasetsList of species602c3cfe4b166_20210216_165342
822021-01-04dist_taxakml7238List of datasetsList of species5ff30e43489d9_20210104_082653
832021-01-04dist_taxakml7238List of datasetsList of species5ff30e43489d9_20210104_082655
842020-12-31dist_taxakml7238List of datasetsList of species5fee86ec25d4b_20201231_212051
852020-12-16dist_taxakml7238List of datasetsList of species5fd9ba2943ac6_20201216_024143
862020-10-15dist_taxakml7238List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172627
872020-10-15dist_taxakml7238List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172622
882020-10-15dist_taxakml7238List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172626
892020-10-15dist_taxakml7238List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172625
902020-07-23dist_taxakml8159List of datasetsList of species5f19a00a5ce51_20200723_103917
912020-05-26dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5ecd2a455d6ed_20200526_104101
922020-05-17dist_taxakml3409List of datasetsList of species5ec1323034071_20200517_084812
932020-01-18dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5e23220785c01_20200118_102146
942020-01-18dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5e23220785c01_20200118_102142
952019-11-01dist_taxashapefile5385List of datasetsList of species5dbc58e0f3b10_20191101_122201
962019-08-12dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5d5161a504ddb_20190812_085522
972019-08-06dist_taxakml6180List of datasetsList of species5d499d0388673_20190806_113142
982019-08-06dist_taxakml6180List of datasetsList of species5d499d0388673_20190806_113136
992019-07-11dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5d2689943c3df_20190710_205801
1002019-07-11dist_taxakml4771List of datasetsList of species5d26627f4f79f_20190710_201110
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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.