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
2012021-05-20whole_datasetkml1196List of datasetsList of species60a670828a3dc_20210520_102634
2022021-05-17dist_taxashapefile1List of datasetsList of species60a21eda837de_20210517_040718
2032021-05-17dist_taxashapefile1List of datasetsList of species60a21eda837de_20210517_035006
2042021-05-12dist_taxakml874List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110611
2052021-05-12dist_taxakml874List of datasetsList of species609bcbf2f1412_20210512_083804
2062021-05-12dist_taxakml874List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110615
2072021-05-12dist_taxakml874List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110652
2082021-05-02whole_speciescsv55List of datasetsList of species608f5d29b1697_20210502_222134
2092021-05-02pointscsv17List of datasetsList of species608f5d29b1697_20210502_222150
2102021-04-29whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species608afd7e3f112_20210429_144338
2112021-04-29whole_speciesgdb2List of datasetsList of species608afd7e3f112_20210429_144348
2122021-04-22dist_spcsv4List of datasetsList of species60820dab14ba4_20210422_200304
2132021-04-21whole_datasetkml1196List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192717
2142021-04-21whole_datasetkml1196List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192639
2152021-04-21whole_datasetkml1196List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192659
2162021-04-21dist_spcsv17List of datasetsList of species608060f8c5b59_20210421_133121
2172021-04-20dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species607eeea24d522_20210420_111533
2182021-04-20dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species607f143db2957_20210420_135205
2192021-04-20whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species607f143db2957_20210420_135051
2202021-04-20dist_taxakml874List of datasetsList of species607f02ea892b3_20210420_123734
2212021-04-19dist_taxakml1071List of datasetsList of species607d9fc610cb5_20210419_113203
2222021-04-19dist_taxakml1071List of datasetsList of species607d9fc610cb5_20210419_113114
2232021-04-13whole_specieskml1196List of datasetsList of species60755d3d182c8_20210413_050004
2242021-04-13whole_datasetcsv1196List of datasetsList of species60753085d040d_20210413_020743
2252021-04-13whole_datasetkml32List of datasetsList of species607650e0e51ae_20210413_222121
2262021-04-12dist_taxakml874List of datasetsList of species6074b98e77b63_20210412_172147
2272021-04-12dist_spcsv30List of datasetsList of species6074fb2dd5f30_20210412_220604
2282021-04-12dist_spcsv874List of datasetsList of species6074fb2dd5f30_20210412_220739
2292021-04-08whole_specieskml1196List of datasetsList of species606f6b8bd87a6_20210408_165640
2302021-04-08whole_specieskml1196List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094447
2312021-04-08whole_specieskml1196List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_093957
2322021-04-08whole_specieskml1196List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094015
2332021-04-06whole_datasetkml1196List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204707
2342021-04-06whole_datasetkml1196List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204703
2352021-03-30dist_taxakml874List of datasetsList of species60638923db247_20210330_163012
2362021-03-26whole_datasetkml1196List of datasetsList of species605d2ce781161_20210326_150839
2372021-03-26whole_speciescsv72List of datasetsList of species605e09912cecd_20210326_122200
2382021-03-26pointscsv27List of datasetsList of species605e09912cecd_20210326_123027
2392021-03-26pointscsv88List of datasetsList of species605e0dca0154d_20210326_124051
2402021-03-26pointscsv14List of datasetsList of species605e09912cecd_20210326_122621
2412021-03-26pointscsv5List of datasetsList of species605e10c9aa6ef_20210326_125233
2422021-03-25dist_spkml111List of datasetsList of species605d158cef12f_20210325_190418
2432021-03-25whole_speciesgdb32List of datasetsList of species605d139136433_20210325_185425
2442021-03-25dist_taxacsv36List of datasetsList of species605c27b3943ad_20210325_020605
2452021-03-25whole_speciescsv72List of datasetsList of species605cc1e4a9e83_20210325_130716
2462021-03-25whole_speciescsv72List of datasetsList of species605d0246bfdb6_20210325_180713
2472021-03-25dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species605d0246bfdb6_20210325_173957
2482021-03-25dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species605d0246bfdb6_20210325_173947
2492021-03-25whole_speciesgdb72List of datasetsList of species605d0246bfdb6_20210325_180738
2502021-03-25pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species605d0246bfdb6_20210325_181347
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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.