Animal Demography Unit - South African Bird Ringing Unit (SAFRING)
Michael Brooks, University of Cape Town; Department of Zoology

Summary of download requests

Number of users / requestsUsersRequests
722
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.
022
Years 20242023
220
Formats requested Types requested  
csv8
shapefile4
kml10
wms0
wfs0
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)8
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)6
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)0
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)4
All observations of species (whole_species)4
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)0
  • 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
12024-02-28dist_taxakml4997List of datasetsList of species65dfad699e0b9_20240228_170700
22024-02-28dist_taxakml4997List of datasetsList of species65dfad699e0b9_20240228_170658
32023-12-25whole_speciescsv1758List of datasetsList of species6589130509e9e_20231225_004338
42023-12-25whole_speciescsv189List of datasetsList of species6589130509e9e_20231225_004051
52023-12-25whole_speciescsv208List of datasetsList of species6589130509e9e_20231225_002922
62023-11-09dist_spshapefile6List of datasetsList of species654d03e074a1b_20231109_121307
72023-11-09dist_spcsv6List of datasetsList of species654d03e074a1b_20231109_121253
82023-11-09dist_spshapefile6List of datasetsList of species654d03e074a1b_20231109_121018
92023-11-09dist_spcsv6List of datasetsList of species654d03e074a1b_20231109_120927
102023-10-09dist_taxakml4997List of datasetsList of species652401c11ab5c_20231009_093933
112023-10-02dist_taxakml4997List of datasetsList of species651b4bd5e8581_20231002_190217
122023-09-18dist_taxakml4997List of datasetsList of species6508f34525502_20230918_210342
132023-09-14dist_taxashapefile2List of datasetsList of species650310cf06029_20230914_095958
142023-08-30pointskml11097List of datasetsList of species64f006b1a9c43_20230830_233808
152023-08-30pointsshapefile11097List of datasetsList of species64f006b1a9c43_20230830_234217
162023-08-30pointskml11097List of datasetsList of species64f006b1a9c43_20230830_234434
172023-08-30pointskml11097List of datasetsList of species64f006b1a9c43_20230830_233939
182023-08-07dist_taxakml4997List of datasetsList of species64d0fae7ae3a9_20230807_100906
192023-06-30dist_taxakml4997List of datasetsList of species649e8cefecd92_20230630_040824
202023-06-23whole_speciescsv18List of datasetsList of species64953ad00c1f8_20230623_022937
212023-06-19dist_spcsv2635List of datasetsList of species6490f3039ea3a_20230619_203450
222023-06-19dist_spcsv2709List of datasetsList of species6490f3039ea3a_20230619_205403
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Notes

  • 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.