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
1512021-07-06whole_speciescsv61List of datasetsList of species60e4e0916d42f_20210706_190139
1522021-07-06dist_spcsv53List of datasetsList of species60e4e0916d42f_20210706_190545
1532021-07-06whole_speciescsv72List of datasetsList of species60e4e254d93ad_20210706_190856
1542021-07-06whole_speciescsv72List of datasetsList of species60e4e254d93ad_20210706_190915
1552021-07-05whole_speciescsv72List of datasetsList of species60e37f3915b3d_20210705_181537
1562021-07-05whole_speciesgdb61List of datasetsList of species60e33523ecc54_20210705_130346
1572021-07-05whole_speciescsv61List of datasetsList of species60e33523ecc54_20210705_133750
1582021-07-05whole_speciescsv61List of datasetsList of species60e33523ecc54_20210705_135211
1592021-07-05whole_speciesgdb72List of datasetsList of species60e37f3915b3d_20210705_175708
1602021-07-05whole_speciescsv72List of datasetsList of species60e37f3915b3d_20210705_181405
1612021-07-04dist_spcsv302List of datasetsList of species60e26f69efb15_20210704_223402
1622021-07-04dist_spcsv299List of datasetsList of species60e26f69efb15_20210704_223941
1632021-07-04dist_spcsv302List of datasetsList of species60e26c9b7754d_20210704_222615
1642021-07-03dist_spcsv350List of datasetsList of species60e0c2b391bed_20210703_161046
1652021-07-03dist_spcsv28List of datasetsList of species60e08b13d8be0_20210703_121502
1662021-07-03whole_speciescsv29List of datasetsList of species60e08b13d8be0_20210703_121413
1672021-07-03whole_speciescsv29List of datasetsList of species60e08b13d8be0_20210703_121415
1682021-06-28dist_spcsv107List of datasetsList of species60d952a141ea3_20210628_005402
1692021-06-27dist_spcsv11List of datasetsList of species60d8b4450e598_20210627_141237
1702021-06-27dist_spcsv198List of datasetsList of species60d8ebf8f26fa_20210627_174624
1712021-06-27dist_spcsv300List of datasetsList of species60d8ebf8f26fa_20210627_174107
1722021-06-27dist_spcsv350List of datasetsList of species60d80e954cd7f_20210627_013928
1732021-06-26dist_spcsv350List of datasetsList of species60d63d5fa64fb_20210626_171136
1742021-06-26dist_spcsv350List of datasetsList of species60d63d5fa64fb_20210626_173431
1752021-06-26dist_spcsv35List of datasetsList of species60d7e652b759d_20210626_232944
1762021-06-26dist_spcsv35List of datasetsList of species60d7e652b759d_20210626_233908
1772021-06-26dist_spcsv315List of datasetsList of species60d789c5048d5_20210626_165509
1782021-06-26dist_spcsv300List of datasetsList of species60d6a7d43d6fa_20210626_000940
1792021-06-25dist_spcsv321List of datasetsList of species60d675e5c3c75_20210625_203803
1802021-06-25dist_spcsv350List of datasetsList of species60d6a43fd7547_20210625_235442
1812021-06-25dist_spcsv104List of datasetsList of species60d6393b218e4_20210625_162218
1822021-06-25dist_spcsv350List of datasetsList of species60d65e2ea0fe8_20210625_190339
1832021-06-25dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species60d65cf0d8b8b_20210625_184826
1842021-06-17dist_taxakml874List of datasetsList of species60cbbff6c9af8_20210617_180023
1852021-06-17dist_taxakml874List of datasetsList of species60cbbff6c9af8_20210617_180024
1862021-06-16whole_specieskml1196List of datasetsList of species60ca59d1308c7_20210616_162057
1872021-06-13whole_specieskml1196List of datasetsList of species60c62b42a2d82_20210613_131818
1882021-06-06whole_datasetkml1196List of datasetsList of species60bc34040f853_20210606_000859
1892021-06-06whole_datasetkml1196List of datasetsList of species60bc34040f853_20210606_000231
1902021-06-05whole_datasetkml1196List of datasetsList of species60bc34040f853_20210605_235413
1912021-05-31dist_taxashapefile3List of datasetsList of species60b54b1da7103_20210531_165020
1922021-05-25dist_spcsv874List of datasetsList of species60ad66cd15540_20210525_171609
1932021-05-25whole_specieskml1196List of datasetsList of species60ad1d27803e7_20210525_115523
1942021-05-25whole_specieskml1196List of datasetsList of species60ad1eeb98d7e_20210525_120201
1952021-05-25whole_specieskml1196List of datasetsList of species60ad18d58f19b_20210525_113944
1962021-05-25dist_spshapefile874List of datasetsList of species60ad66cd15540_20210525_171145
1972021-05-23dist_taxacsv375List of datasetsList of species60aac4214e2f7_20210523_172444
1982021-05-23dist_taxacsv375List of datasetsList of species60aac4214e2f7_20210523_175044
1992021-05-23dist_taxashapefile377List of datasetsList of species60aaba8248bc8_20210523_163532
2002021-05-23dist_taxashapefile377List of datasetsList of species60aaba8248bc8_20210523_165437
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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.