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)109
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)0
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)17
All observations of species (whole_species)104
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
1012021-10-25whole_speciescsv27List of datasetsList of species6176ba2a13cbd_20211025_100931
1022021-10-25whole_speciescsv49List of datasetsList of species6176ba2a13cbd_20211025_100842
1032021-10-21dist_spshapefile1071List of datasetsList of species61721d3d9cd5b_20211021_221413
1042021-10-21pointsshapefile1196List of datasetsList of species61721d3d9cd5b_20211021_222126
1052021-10-20dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species61707ae61364f_20211020_163817
1062021-10-20dist_spkml51List of datasetsList of species61707ae61364f_20211020_164509
1072021-10-20dist_spshapefile51List of datasetsList of species61707ae61364f_20211020_164450
1082021-10-20dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species61707ae61364f_20211020_163932
1092021-10-20dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species61707ae61364f_20211020_163915
1102021-10-20dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species61707ae61364f_20211020_163648
1112021-10-20dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species61707ae61364f_20211020_163636
1122021-10-20dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species61707ae61364f_20211020_163755
1132021-10-20dist_spkml47List of datasetsList of species61707ae61364f_20211020_163302
1142021-10-20dist_spshapefile47List of datasetsList of species61707ae61364f_20211020_163210
1152021-10-19whole_speciescsv106List of datasetsList of species616e906c289d9_20211019_060550
1162021-10-09dist_spkml47List of datasetsList of species616125ca42682_20211009_011802
1172021-10-09dist_taxacsv95List of datasetsList of species61618d585641f_20211009_084641
1182021-10-09dist_taxacsv95List of datasetsList of species61618d585641f_20211009_084623
1192021-10-07whole_speciescsv27List of datasetsList of species615f0a95b6dcb_20211007_113547
1202021-10-02dist_spcsv30List of datasetsList of species6157ea6e6147c_20211002_014031
1212021-10-01dist_taxakml874List of datasetsList of species6154741707ef2_20211001_012530
1222021-09-30dist_spcsv30List of datasetsList of species614c7898d8d28_20210930_150127
1232021-09-30dist_spshapefile30List of datasetsList of species61563cac93f7d_20210930_184240
1242021-09-30dist_spshapefile30List of datasetsList of species61563cac93f7d_20210930_184243
1252021-09-30dist_spshapefile30List of datasetsList of species61563cac93f7d_20210930_184244
1262021-08-25dist_taxakml874List of datasetsList of species6126a698b4008_20210825_162510
1272021-08-22whole_speciesgdb61List of datasetsList of species61230588a621f_20210822_222257
1282021-08-22whole_speciescsv61List of datasetsList of species61230588a621f_20210822_222252
1292021-08-21whole_speciesgdb61List of datasetsList of species612135ad444f9_20210821_132718
1302021-08-21whole_speciesgdb61List of datasetsList of species61214a034ad03_20210821_145604
1312021-08-12dist_taxakml874List of datasetsList of species61151d37b6c5d_20210812_091056
1322021-08-12pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species611572aaaf8b3_20210812_151547
1332021-08-02dist_taxashapefile1List of datasetsList of species61080284c78fd_20210802_105127
1342021-07-21dist_taxakml874List of datasetsList of species60f85ddccdb94_20210721_134847
1352021-07-17dist_taxakml874List of datasetsList of species60f33c1987d1f_20210717_162346
1362021-07-11dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species60eb55e321bac_20210711_171446
1372021-07-11dist_spcsv300List of datasetsList of species60eb55e321bac_20210711_164836
1382021-07-11whole_speciescsv72List of datasetsList of species60eb55e321bac_20210711_164816
1392021-07-11dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species60eb55e321bac_20210711_174908
1402021-07-10dist_spcsv302List of datasetsList of species60e9ee384ad1b_20210710_150139
1412021-07-10dist_spcsv302List of datasetsList of species60e9ee384ad1b_20210710_151623
1422021-07-10dist_spcsv302List of datasetsList of species60e9ee384ad1b_20210710_151652
1432021-07-09dist_spcsv302List of datasetsList of species60e911b3205c9_20210709_232210
1442021-07-09whole_speciescsv106List of datasetsList of species60e9063c94b37_20210709_223505
1452021-07-09whole_speciescsv106List of datasetsList of species60e904362d37b_20210709_222316
1462021-07-07whole_speciescsv72List of datasetsList of species60e5dca5c8c57_20210707_131356
1472021-07-06whole_speciescsv61List of datasetsList of species60e4d9c06f8ad_20210706_184946
1482021-07-06whole_speciescsv61List of datasetsList of species60e4e0916d42f_20210706_190055
1492021-07-06whole_speciescsv61List of datasetsList of species60e4d9c06f8ad_20210706_183228
1502021-07-06whole_speciescsv61List of datasetsList of species60e4d9c06f8ad_20210706_185026
List of datasets


  • 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.