Marine and Coastal Management - Demersal Surveys (AfrOBIS)
Rob Cooper, Marine and Coastal Management; Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism

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)32
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)29
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)0
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)4
All observations of species (whole_species)41
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
12022-07-29dist_spshapefile1027List of datasetsList of species62e431a5123b1_20220729_151544
22022-07-29dist_spshapefile1027List of datasetsList of species62e42c60a8d52_20220729_150646
32022-07-22dist_spshapefile10List of datasetsList of species62da545ed5549_20220722_035206
42022-07-20whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species62d88c8cc1cf0_20220720_194844
52022-06-22dist_taxakml1027List of datasetsList of species62b33cc6754c4_20220622_120237
62022-05-19dist_taxakml1027List of datasetsList of species6285ce74d89aa_20220519_012601
72022-04-06pointscsv2182List of datasetsList of species624d3a8895a42_20220406_030407
82022-03-11dist_taxakml1027List of datasetsList of species622bab7f290d0_20220311_150601
92022-02-28dist_taxakml1027List of datasetsList of species621cce6e20e07_20220228_083050
102022-02-25dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species6219516039741_20220225_171009
112022-02-25dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species6219516039741_20220225_171006
122022-02-18whole_speciescsv7List of datasetsList of species621006b38c9ef_20220218_155442
132022-01-21whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species61e87de0c3bcc_20220120_191229
142022-01-20whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species61e87de0c3bcc_20220120_141518
152022-01-12dist_spwms1027List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_082024
162022-01-12dist_spshapefile1027List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081925
172022-01-12dist_spwfs1027List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081959
182022-01-12dist_spcsv1027List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081818
192022-01-11dist_spshapefile1027List of datasetsList of species61dd535514d4b_20220111_050512
202022-01-05pointsshapefile2182List of datasetsList of species61d51161cd403_20220104_225110
212021-12-06whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species61ae950e55e37_20211206_175813
222021-11-10dist_spshapefile7List of datasetsList of species618c3df964b8a_20211110_164831
232021-11-08whole_speciesgdb238List of datasetsList of species6189bb8540eed_20211108_192537
242021-11-03whole_specieskml2List of datasetsList of species6182c51cace67_20211103_132501
252021-11-03whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species6182c51cace67_20211103_132456
262021-10-29whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species617c56da4903d_20211029_162509
272021-10-29whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species617c56da4903d_20211029_162036
282021-10-27whole_speciesgdb2List of datasetsList of species6179fa855707b_20211027_212107
292021-10-27whole_specieswfs2List of datasetsList of species6179fa855707b_20211027_212127
302021-10-27whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species6179fa855707b_20211027_212102
312021-10-26whole_speciescsv10List of datasetsList of species61780b0b13e20_20211026_111147
322021-10-26whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species61780b0b13e20_20211026_113325
332021-10-25whole_speciescsv7List of datasetsList of species6176ba2a13cbd_20211025_101024
342021-10-25whole_speciescsv12List of datasetsList of species6176ba2a13cbd_20211025_100931
352021-10-25whole_speciescsv10List of datasetsList of species6176ba2a13cbd_20211025_101044
362021-10-21pointsshapefile2182List of datasetsList of species61721d3d9cd5b_20211021_222126
372021-10-21dist_spshapefile1976List of datasetsList of species61721d3d9cd5b_20211021_221413
382021-10-09dist_spkml5List of datasetsList of species616125ca42682_20211009_011802
392021-10-07whole_speciescsv12List of datasetsList of species615f0a95b6dcb_20211007_113547
402021-10-02dist_spcsv5List of datasetsList of species6157ea6e6147c_20211002_014031
412021-10-01dist_taxakml1027List of datasetsList of species6154741707ef2_20211001_012530
422021-09-30dist_spcsv5List of datasetsList of species614c7898d8d28_20210930_150127
432021-08-25dist_taxakml1027List of datasetsList of species6126a698b4008_20210825_162510
442021-08-12dist_taxakml1027List of datasetsList of species61151d37b6c5d_20210812_091056
452021-07-21dist_taxakml1027List of datasetsList of species60f85ddccdb94_20210721_134847
462021-07-17dist_taxakml1027List of datasetsList of species60f33c1987d1f_20210717_162346
472021-07-03dist_spcsv6List of datasetsList of species60e0c2b391bed_20210703_161046
482021-07-03dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species60e08b13d8be0_20210703_121502
492021-07-03whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species60e08b13d8be0_20210703_121413
502021-07-03whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species60e08b13d8be0_20210703_121415
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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.