University of Costa Rica (UCR) Fish Database
William Bussing, University of Costa Rica; Department of Biology; Museum 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 202220212020
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)40
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)50
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)0
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)2
All observations of species (whole_species)43
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
1012021-04-13whole_specieskml33List of datasetsList of species60755d3d182c8_20210413_050004
1022021-04-12dist_taxakml33List of datasetsList of species6074b98e77b63_20210412_172147
1032021-04-12dist_spcsv33List of datasetsList of species6074fb2dd5f30_20210412_220739
1042021-04-08whole_specieskml33List of datasetsList of species606f6b8bd87a6_20210408_165640
1052021-04-08whole_specieskml33List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094015
1062021-04-08whole_specieskml33List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094447
1072021-04-08whole_specieskml33List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_093957
1082021-04-06whole_datasetkml33List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204703
1092021-04-06whole_datasetkml33List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204707
1102021-03-30dist_taxakml33List of datasetsList of species60638923db247_20210330_163012
1112021-03-26whole_datasetkml33List of datasetsList of species605d2ce781161_20210326_150839
1122021-03-26whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species605e09912cecd_20210326_122200
1132021-03-25whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species605cc1e4a9e83_20210325_130716
1142021-03-25whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species605d0246bfdb6_20210325_180738
1152021-03-25whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species605d0246bfdb6_20210325_180713
1162021-03-24whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species605ba42d10d39_20210324_164601
1172021-03-24dist_taxakml33List of datasetsList of species605ba47550175_20210324_180727
1182021-03-23whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species60594e1867385_20210323_171708
1192021-03-20whole_specieskml33List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_201137
1202021-03-20whole_specieskml33List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_201410
1212021-03-20whole_specieskml33List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202850
1222021-03-20whole_specieskml33List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202307
1232021-03-19dist_taxakml33List of datasetsList of species605498e0665e8_20210319_083009
1242021-03-18dist_taxakml33List of datasetsList of species6053b2d48d14a_20210318_160843
1252021-03-08whole_specieskml33List of datasetsList of species604676c3f1fed_20210308_163737
1262021-03-08whole_specieskml33List of datasetsList of species60468bbd8970f_20210308_154512
1272021-02-28whole_specieskml33List of datasetsList of species603be1ae41441_20210228_134104
1282021-02-26whole_datasetkml33List of datasetsList of species6039b58e961d7_20210226_222050
1292021-02-25whole_datasetkml33List of datasetsList of species603773550866e_20210225_050943
1302021-02-25whole_datasetkml33List of datasetsList of species603773550866e_20210225_052345
1312021-02-17whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species602d8019072a0_20210217_154707
1322021-02-16whole_datasetkml33List of datasetsList of species602c3cfe4b166_20210216_165342
1332021-01-04dist_taxakml33List of datasetsList of species5ff30e43489d9_20210104_082653
1342021-01-04dist_taxakml33List of datasetsList of species5ff30e43489d9_20210104_082655
1352020-12-31dist_taxakml33List of datasetsList of species5fee86ec25d4b_20201231_212051
1362020-12-16dist_taxakml33List of datasetsList of species5fd9ba2943ac6_20201216_024143
1372020-10-15dist_taxakml33List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172625
1382020-10-15dist_taxakml33List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172622
1392020-10-15dist_taxakml33List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172626
1402020-10-15dist_taxakml33List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172627
1412020-08-10dist_taxashapefile1List of datasetsList of species5f30e44977107_20200810_030410
1422020-08-10dist_taxakml1List of datasetsList of species5f30e44977107_20200810_023042
1432020-08-10dist_taxashapefile1List of datasetsList of species5f30e44977107_20200810_023147
1442020-08-10dist_taxawms24List of datasetsList of species5f30bf162da54_20200809_235235
1452020-08-10dist_taxashapefile24List of datasetsList of species5f30bf162da54_20200809_234110
1462020-08-10dist_taxashapefile1List of datasetsList of species5f30f98b6d96a_20200810_034939
1472020-08-10dist_taxawms1List of datasetsList of species5f30e44977107_20200810_023027
1482020-08-10dist_taxawms24List of datasetsList of species5f30bf162da54_20200809_235330
1492020-07-23dist_taxakml33List of datasetsList of species5f19a00a5ce51_20200723_103917
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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.