Marine and Coastal Research Institute - INVEMAR, Colombia,IABIN
Julio Naranjo, Universidad Nacional de Colombia; Marine and Coastal Research Institute "Jose Benito Vives De Andréis" (INVEMAR)

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)237
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)351
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)12
diversity indexes (diversity)2
Observations based on criteria (points)233
All observations of species (whole_species)171
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)16
  • 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
6012017-01-17dist_spkml3List of datasetsList of species587e636dea445_20170117_133443
6022017-01-12dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species5877ce8106612_20170112_134527
6032017-01-04dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species586d376d5ee58_20170104_130225
6042017-01-04pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species586d376d5ee58_20170104_130155
6052016-12-21pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species585afbd8a58f4_20161221_170209
6062016-12-21pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species585af90315c22_20161221_165010
6072016-12-20pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species585999974ec26_20161220_155109
6082016-12-14pointskml1List of datasetsList of species58512ce8eb2be_20161214_63741
6092016-12-14pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species58512ce8eb2be_20161214_63720
6102016-12-04dist_taxakml7List of datasetsList of species5844d5957ebb8_20161204_215203
6112016-12-02dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species5841e5f59df11_20161202_162211
6122016-12-02dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species5841e5f59df11_20161202_162747
6132016-12-02dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species5841e5f59df11_20161202_162222
6142016-11-30pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species583de28c7923a_20161130_162344
6152016-11-30pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species583f190700874_20161130_132827
6162016-11-30pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species583f0ecddbfa7_20161130_124017
6172016-11-30pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species583f0d2ed2eb4_20161130_130530
6182016-11-29pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species583d952766813_20161129_111023
6192016-11-29pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species583d952766813_20161129_95005
6202016-11-29pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species583d952766813_20161129_112138
6212016-11-29pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species583d952766813_20161129_114401
6222016-11-29pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species583d952766813_20161129_114416
6232016-11-29dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species583de28c7923a_20161129_151924
6242016-11-22dist_taxakml7List of datasetsList of species58347bcf31537_20161122_121109
6252016-11-22pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species58344cfc7e96c_20161122_91902
6262016-11-21dist_spkml3List of datasetsList of species58333e7fe40fa_20161121_133607
6272016-11-21dist_spkml3List of datasetsList of species58333e7fe40fa_20161121_133610
6282016-11-21pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species58338e5f483f8_20161121_194219
6292016-11-18pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species582f465558ebc_20161118_143012
6302016-11-18pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species582f465558ebc_20161118_143232
6312016-11-18pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species582f2debdbcd0_20161118_114302
6322016-11-16pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species582cbfc1f26b5_20161116_152245
6332016-11-11pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5825ed94d2b78_20161111_111247
6342016-11-09pointskml1List of datasetsList of species58236b1de7d90_20161109_135755
6352016-11-09pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species58236b1de7d90_20161109_133635
6362016-11-02pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5819f4bfaa17b_20161102_102117
6372016-11-02pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species581a0989dc67b_20161102_114322
6382016-11-01dist_spwfs1List of datasetsList of species58186eaa3331e_20161101_83821
6392016-11-01dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species58186eaa3331e_20161101_64646
6402016-11-01dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species58186eaa3331e_20161101_82325
6412016-11-01dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species58186eaa3331e_20161101_92947
6422016-11-01dist_spwfs1List of datasetsList of species58186eaa3331e_20161101_84927
6432016-11-01dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species58186eaa3331e_20161101_75141
6442016-10-23dist_taxakml7List of datasetsList of species580c56851d4cf_20161023_22828
6452016-10-18pointskml3List of datasetsList of species58067a62e0aef_20161018_155213
6462016-10-18pointskml3List of datasetsList of species58067a62e0aef_20161018_155156
6472016-10-18pointskml3List of datasetsList of species58067a62e0aef_20161018_153956
6482016-10-16dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5804030c6a88c_20161016_185612
6492016-10-14pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5800dc7913ecc_20161014_92520
6502016-10-14pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5800d2b4d5ca2_20161014_84335
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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 Goolge 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.