DFO Maritimes Region Sable Island Seals
OBIS Secretariat, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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 202220212020
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)39
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)2
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)11
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)0
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)24
All observations of species (whole_species)20
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
512021-06-06whole_datasetkml62List of datasetsList of species60bc34040f853_20210606_000859
522021-06-06whole_datasetkml62List of datasetsList of species60bc34040f853_20210606_000231
532021-06-05whole_datasetkml62List of datasetsList of species60bc34040f853_20210605_235413
542021-05-25dist_spshapefile62List of datasetsList of species60ad66cd15540_20210525_171145
552021-05-25whole_specieskml62List of datasetsList of species60ad1d27803e7_20210525_115523
562021-05-25whole_specieskml62List of datasetsList of species60ad1eeb98d7e_20210525_120201
572021-05-25whole_specieskml62List of datasetsList of species60ad18d58f19b_20210525_113944
582021-05-25dist_spcsv62List of datasetsList of species60ad66cd15540_20210525_171609
592021-05-23dist_taxacsv62List of datasetsList of species60aac4214e2f7_20210523_172444
602021-05-23dist_taxashapefile62List of datasetsList of species60aaba8248bc8_20210523_165437
612021-05-23dist_taxashapefile62List of datasetsList of species60aaba8248bc8_20210523_163532
622021-05-23dist_taxacsv62List of datasetsList of species60aac4214e2f7_20210523_175044
632021-05-20whole_datasetkml62List of datasetsList of species60a670828a3dc_20210520_102634
642021-05-12dist_taxakml62List of datasetsList of species609bcbf2f1412_20210512_083804
652021-05-12dist_taxakml62List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110615
662021-05-12dist_taxakml62List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110611
672021-05-12dist_taxakml62List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110652
682021-05-03dist_spshapefile43List of datasetsList of species608c0c2457cfd_20210503_032106
692021-04-21whole_datasetkml62List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192717
702021-04-21whole_datasetkml62List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192659
712021-04-21whole_datasetkml62List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192639
722021-04-20dist_taxakml62List of datasetsList of species607f02ea892b3_20210420_123734
732021-04-19dist_taxakml62List of datasetsList of species607d9fc610cb5_20210419_113114
742021-04-19dist_taxakml62List of datasetsList of species607d9fc610cb5_20210419_113203
752021-04-13whole_specieskml62List of datasetsList of species60755d3d182c8_20210413_050004
762021-04-12dist_taxakml62List of datasetsList of species6074b98e77b63_20210412_172147
772021-04-08whole_specieskml62List of datasetsList of species606f6b8bd87a6_20210408_165640
782021-04-08whole_specieskml62List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_093957
792021-04-08whole_specieskml62List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094015
802021-04-08whole_specieskml62List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094447
812021-04-06whole_datasetkml62List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204707
822021-04-06whole_datasetkml62List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204703
832021-03-30dist_taxakml62List of datasetsList of species60638923db247_20210330_163012
842021-03-26whole_datasetkml62List of datasetsList of species605d2ce781161_20210326_150839
852021-03-24dist_taxakml62List of datasetsList of species605ba47550175_20210324_180727
862021-03-20whole_specieskml62List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_201137
872021-03-20whole_specieskml62List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_201410
882021-03-20whole_specieskml62List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202307
892021-03-20whole_specieskml62List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202850
902021-03-19dist_taxakml62List of datasetsList of species605498e0665e8_20210319_083009
912021-03-18dist_taxakml62List of datasetsList of species6053b2d48d14a_20210318_160843
922021-03-08whole_specieskml62List of datasetsList of species604676c3f1fed_20210308_163737
932021-03-08whole_specieskml62List of datasetsList of species60468bbd8970f_20210308_154512
942021-02-28whole_specieskml62List of datasetsList of species603be1ae41441_20210228_134104
952021-02-26whole_datasetkml62List of datasetsList of species6039b58e961d7_20210226_222050
962021-02-25whole_datasetkml62List of datasetsList of species603773550866e_20210225_052345
972021-02-25whole_datasetkml62List of datasetsList of species603773550866e_20210225_050943
982021-02-21pointscsv43List of datasetsList of species602ff7394d07e_20210221_133419
992021-02-21pointscsv43List of datasetsList of species602ff7394d07e_20210221_163406
1002021-02-19pointscsv19List of datasetsList of species602ff0216c470_20210219_123016
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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.