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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)36
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)2
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)27
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)0
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)4
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
12022-05-19dist_taxakml21List of datasetsList of species6285ce74d89aa_20220519_012601
22022-04-06pointscsv85List of datasetsList of species624d3a8895a42_20220406_030407
32022-03-23dist_taxawfs21List of datasetsList of species623b353e551f0_20220323_110029
42022-03-11dist_taxakml21List of datasetsList of species622bab7f290d0_20220311_150601
52022-02-28dist_taxakml21List of datasetsList of species621cce6e20e07_20220228_083050
62022-01-12dist_spshapefile21List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081925
72022-01-12dist_spcsv21List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081818
82022-01-12dist_spwms21List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_082024
92022-01-12dist_spwfs21List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081959
102022-01-11dist_spshapefile21List of datasetsList of species61dd535514d4b_20220111_050512
112022-01-05pointsshapefile85List of datasetsList of species61d51161cd403_20220104_225110
122021-10-26whole_speciescsv85List of datasetsList of species61780b0b13e20_20211026_111147
132021-10-25whole_speciescsv85List of datasetsList of species6176ba2a13cbd_20211025_101044
142021-10-21pointsshapefile85List of datasetsList of species61721d3d9cd5b_20211021_222126
152021-10-21dist_spshapefile27List of datasetsList of species61721d3d9cd5b_20211021_221413
162021-10-09dist_taxacsv21List of datasetsList of species61618d585641f_20211009_084641
172021-10-09dist_taxacsv21List of datasetsList of species61618d585641f_20211009_084623
182021-10-02dist_spcsv21List of datasetsList of species6157ea6e6147c_20211002_014031
192021-10-01dist_taxakml21List of datasetsList of species6154741707ef2_20211001_012530
202021-09-30dist_spcsv21List of datasetsList of species614c7898d8d28_20210930_150127
212021-08-25dist_taxakml21List of datasetsList of species6126a698b4008_20210825_162510
222021-08-12dist_taxakml21List of datasetsList of species61151d37b6c5d_20210812_091056
232021-08-12pointsshapefile51List of datasetsList of species611572aaaf8b3_20210812_151547
242021-07-21dist_taxakml21List of datasetsList of species60f85ddccdb94_20210721_134847
252021-07-17dist_taxakml21List of datasetsList of species60f33c1987d1f_20210717_162346
262021-07-11dist_spcsv21List of datasetsList of species60eb55e321bac_20210711_164836
272021-07-10dist_spcsv21List of datasetsList of species60e9ee384ad1b_20210710_151652
282021-07-10dist_spcsv21List of datasetsList of species60e9ee384ad1b_20210710_151623
292021-07-10dist_spcsv21List of datasetsList of species60e9ee384ad1b_20210710_150139
302021-07-09dist_spcsv21List of datasetsList of species60e911b3205c9_20210709_232210
312021-07-04dist_spcsv21List of datasetsList of species60e26f69efb15_20210704_223402
322021-07-04dist_spcsv21List of datasetsList of species60e26c9b7754d_20210704_222615
332021-07-03dist_spcsv21List of datasetsList of species60e0c2b391bed_20210703_161046
342021-06-27dist_spcsv21List of datasetsList of species60d8ebf8f26fa_20210627_174107
352021-06-27dist_spcsv21List of datasetsList of species60d80e954cd7f_20210627_013928
362021-06-26dist_spcsv21List of datasetsList of species60d63d5fa64fb_20210626_173431
372021-06-26dist_spcsv21List of datasetsList of species60d63d5fa64fb_20210626_171136
382021-06-26dist_spcsv21List of datasetsList of species60d789c5048d5_20210626_165509
392021-06-25dist_spcsv21List of datasetsList of species60d675e5c3c75_20210625_203803
402021-06-25dist_spcsv21List of datasetsList of species60d6a43fd7547_20210625_235442
412021-06-25dist_spcsv21List of datasetsList of species60d65e2ea0fe8_20210625_190339
422021-06-17dist_taxakml21List of datasetsList of species60cbbff6c9af8_20210617_180023
432021-06-17dist_taxakml21List of datasetsList of species60cbbff6c9af8_20210617_180024
442021-06-16whole_specieskml85List of datasetsList of species60ca59d1308c7_20210616_162057
452021-06-13whole_specieskml85List of datasetsList of species60c62b42a2d82_20210613_131818
462021-06-09dist_taxa_h3shapefile22List of datasetsList of species60c10bc92a949_20210609_145633
472021-06-09dist_taxa_h3shapefile22List of datasetsList of species60c10bc92a949_20210609_144400
482021-06-06whole_datasetkml85List of datasetsList of species60bc34040f853_20210606_000859
492021-06-06whole_datasetkml85List of datasetsList of species60bc34040f853_20210606_000231
502021-06-05whole_datasetkml85List of datasetsList of species60bc34040f853_20210605_235413
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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.