iziko South African Museum - Shark collection
Hamish Robertson, iziko South African Museum

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)59
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)99
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)0
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)17
All observations of species (whole_species)96
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
12022-06-22dist_taxakml874List of datasetsList of species62b33cc6754c4_20220622_120237
22022-06-21dist_taxashapefile1List of datasetsList of species62b1942add6d2_20220621_060823
32022-06-21dist_taxacsv1List of datasetsList of species62b1942add6d2_20220621_060833
42022-06-21dist_taxashapefile1List of datasetsList of species62b1942add6d2_20220621_061523
52022-06-21dist_taxashapefile1List of datasetsList of species62b1942add6d2_20220621_061558
62022-06-01dist_spshapefile57List of datasetsList of species6297d47c2f4ac_20220601_171611
72022-06-01dist_spkml57List of datasetsList of species6297d47c2f4ac_20220601_171626
82022-06-01dist_spcsv57List of datasetsList of species6297d47c2f4ac_20220601_171557
92022-05-19dist_taxakml874List of datasetsList of species6285ce74d89aa_20220519_012601
102022-04-06pointscsv1196List of datasetsList of species624d3a8895a42_20220406_030407
112022-03-11dist_taxakml874List of datasetsList of species622bab7f290d0_20220311_150601
122022-03-09whole_speciesgdb6List of datasetsList of species6228fc91eda76_20220309_141938
132022-03-09dist_spshapefile5List of datasetsList of species6228fc91eda76_20220309_143045
142022-03-09whole_specieskml6List of datasetsList of species6228fc91eda76_20220309_142311
152022-02-28whole_speciesgdb32List of datasetsList of species621d137dcb331_20220228_132545
162022-02-28whole_specieskml32List of datasetsList of species621d137dcb331_20220228_132553
172022-02-28whole_speciescsv32List of datasetsList of species621d0f75448b2_20220228_132442
182022-02-28whole_speciescsv32List of datasetsList of species621d137dcb331_20220228_132536
192022-02-28dist_taxakml874List of datasetsList of species621cce6e20e07_20220228_083050
202022-02-25dist_spkml16List of datasetsList of species6219516039741_20220225_171006
212022-02-25dist_spkml16List of datasetsList of species6219516039741_20220225_171009
222022-02-25dist_spkml30List of datasetsList of species6218801ce6634_20220225_020738
232022-02-25dist_spkml30List of datasetsList of species62187aa4efaf4_20220225_015459
242022-02-25dist_spkml30List of datasetsList of species62187aa4efaf4_20220225_015855
252022-02-25dist_spkml30List of datasetsList of species62187aa4efaf4_20220225_015507
262022-02-25dist_spkml30List of datasetsList of species62187aa4efaf4_20220225_015508
272022-02-25dist_spkml30List of datasetsList of species62187aa4efaf4_20220225_015752
282022-02-25dist_spkml30List of datasetsList of species6218801ce6634_20220225_020902
292022-02-25dist_spkml30List of datasetsList of species62187aa4efaf4_20220225_015503
302022-02-25whole_specieskml61List of datasetsList of species62196234ce167_20220225_182632
312022-02-24whole_speciescsv6List of datasetsList of species6218362ed4b0c_20220224_205830
322022-02-18whole_speciescsv55List of datasetsList of species621006b38c9ef_20220218_155442
332022-02-03pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species61fbe9c74e16f_20220203_094627
342022-02-03pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species61fbe9c74e16f_20220203_094521
352022-02-01whole_speciescsv61List of datasetsList of species61f99cd35e1ae_20220201_160145
362022-01-21whole_speciescsv29List of datasetsList of species61e87de0c3bcc_20220120_191229
372022-01-20whole_speciescsv29List of datasetsList of species61e87de0c3bcc_20220120_141518
382022-01-12dist_spwfs874List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081959
392022-01-12dist_spcsv874List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081818
402022-01-12dist_spwms874List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_082024
412022-01-12dist_spshapefile874List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081925
422022-01-11dist_spshapefile874List of datasetsList of species61dd535514d4b_20220111_050512
432022-01-05pointsshapefile1196List of datasetsList of species61d51161cd403_20220104_225110
442021-12-06whole_speciescsv29List of datasetsList of species61ae950e55e37_20211206_175813
452021-11-30whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species61a648e13274c_20211130_105524
462021-11-24whole_speciescsv61List of datasetsList of species619eb8ccdf29b_20211124_171255
472021-11-19dist_spcsv32List of datasetsList of species6197db0b28d18_20211119_122350
482021-11-19dist_spcsv32List of datasetsList of species6197db0b28d18_20211119_122327
492021-11-19dist_spcsv32List of datasetsList of species6197db0b28d18_20211119_121902
502021-11-19dist_spcsv32List of datasetsList of species6197db0b28d18_20211119_121859
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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.