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)67
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)108
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)0
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)17
All observations of species (whole_species)108
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
12022-09-27dist_taxacsv7List of datasetsList of species63334d2c23746_20220927_153135
22022-09-27dist_taxashapefile7List of datasetsList of species63334d2c23746_20220927_153119
32022-09-27dist_taxashapefile7List of datasetsList of species63334d2c23746_20220927_153059
42022-09-24whole_speciescsv27List of datasetsList of species632ed6625e344_20220924_060601
52022-09-20whole_speciescsv27List of datasetsList of species632a0aa7916c6_20220920_145103
62022-09-20whole_specieskml32List of datasetsList of species632a0aa7916c6_20220920_144749
72022-09-20whole_specieskml32List of datasetsList of species632a03c055210_20220920_141918
82022-09-08dist_spcsv31List of datasetsList of species6319eb1cdbbd5_20220908_092223
92022-08-19dist_taxakml874List of datasetsList of species62ffaeda9dca8_20220819_114122
102022-08-19dist_taxakml874List of datasetsList of species62ffaeda9dca8_20220819_114110
112022-08-16dist_taxashapefile5List of datasetsList of species62fbc82071bea_20220816_124307
122022-08-16dist_taxashapefile5List of datasetsList of species62fbc82071bea_20220816_124257
132022-08-13dist_taxakml874List of datasetsList of species62f7f0862f921_20220813_144744
142022-07-29dist_spshapefile874List of datasetsList of species62e431a5123b1_20220729_151544
152022-07-29dist_spshapefile874List of datasetsList of species62e42c60a8d52_20220729_150646
162022-07-22dist_spshapefile36List of datasetsList of species62da545ed5549_20220722_035206
172022-07-20whole_speciescsv29List of datasetsList of species62d88c8cc1cf0_20220720_194844
182022-07-14whole_speciesgdb49List of datasetsList of species62d03b9327c4b_20220714_132909
192022-07-14whole_speciescsv49List of datasetsList of species62d03b9327c4b_20220714_133019
202022-07-02dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species62c0791806de9_20220702_125832
212022-07-02dist_spkml13List of datasetsList of species62c078499c2ad_20220702_125504
222022-07-01dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species62bf4dcc1509f_20220701_154837
232022-07-01dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species62bf4dcc1509f_20220701_154845
242022-07-01dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species62bf4dcc1509f_20220701_154815
252022-06-29whole_specieskml13List of datasetsList of species62bb92e77aba0_20220629_012517
262022-06-28whole_specieskml13List of datasetsList of species62bb92e77aba0_20220628_202318
272022-06-28whole_speciesgdb13List of datasetsList of species62bad17f9e5da_20220628_060716
282022-06-28whole_speciescsv13List of datasetsList of species62bad17f9e5da_20220628_060703
292022-06-28whole_speciescsv13List of datasetsList of species62bad17f9e5da_20220628_060701
302022-06-22dist_taxakml874List of datasetsList of species62b33cc6754c4_20220622_120237
312022-06-21dist_taxacsv1List of datasetsList of species62b1942add6d2_20220621_060833
322022-06-21dist_taxashapefile1List of datasetsList of species62b1942add6d2_20220621_061523
332022-06-21dist_taxashapefile1List of datasetsList of species62b1942add6d2_20220621_060823
342022-06-21dist_taxashapefile1List of datasetsList of species62b1942add6d2_20220621_061558
352022-06-01dist_spcsv57List of datasetsList of species6297d47c2f4ac_20220601_171557
362022-06-01dist_spkml57List of datasetsList of species6297d47c2f4ac_20220601_171626
372022-06-01dist_spshapefile57List of datasetsList of species6297d47c2f4ac_20220601_171611
382022-05-19dist_taxakml874List of datasetsList of species6285ce74d89aa_20220519_012601
392022-04-06pointscsv1196List of datasetsList of species624d3a8895a42_20220406_030407
402022-03-11dist_taxakml874List of datasetsList of species622bab7f290d0_20220311_150601
412022-03-09whole_speciesgdb6List of datasetsList of species6228fc91eda76_20220309_141938
422022-03-09whole_specieskml6List of datasetsList of species6228fc91eda76_20220309_142311
432022-03-09dist_spshapefile5List of datasetsList of species6228fc91eda76_20220309_143045
442022-02-28whole_speciesgdb32List of datasetsList of species621d137dcb331_20220228_132545
452022-02-28whole_speciescsv32List of datasetsList of species621d137dcb331_20220228_132536
462022-02-28whole_specieskml32List of datasetsList of species621d137dcb331_20220228_132553
472022-02-28whole_speciescsv32List of datasetsList of species621d0f75448b2_20220228_132442
482022-02-28dist_taxakml874List of datasetsList of species621cce6e20e07_20220228_083050
492022-02-25dist_spkml16List of datasetsList of species6219516039741_20220225_171009
502022-02-25dist_spkml16List of datasetsList of species6219516039741_20220225_171006
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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.