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)107
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
2512021-03-23whole_speciescsv72List of datasetsList of species60594e1867385_20210323_171708
2522021-03-23whole_speciescsv61List of datasetsList of species605a9d4fed6aa_20210323_222445
2532021-03-23dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species605a9d4fed6aa_20210323_220408
2542021-03-22dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species6058f28838f82_20210322_154452
2552021-03-22whole_speciescsv61List of datasetsList of species6058f28838f82_20210322_154226
2562021-03-22dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species6058f53d0010c_20210322_155233
2572021-03-22whole_speciescsv61List of datasetsList of species6058f28838f82_20210322_154608
2582021-03-20whole_specieskml1196List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202307
2592021-03-20whole_specieskml1196List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_201137
2602021-03-20whole_specieskml1196List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202850
2612021-03-20whole_specieskml1196List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_201410
2622021-03-19dist_taxakml874List of datasetsList of species605498e0665e8_20210319_083009
2632021-03-19dist_spcsv26List of datasetsList of species605530f869ab9_20210319_192119
2642021-03-18dist_taxakml874List of datasetsList of species6053b2d48d14a_20210318_160843
2652021-03-08whole_specieskml1196List of datasetsList of species604676c3f1fed_20210308_163737
2662021-03-08whole_specieskml1196List of datasetsList of species60468bbd8970f_20210308_154512
2672021-03-04whole_speciescsv32List of datasetsList of species60411f647c0a5_20210304_125750
2682021-03-03pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species603fb275af473_20210303_110951
2692021-03-01whole_speciesgdb61List of datasetsList of species603ce990c2e4b_20210301_082044
2702021-03-01whole_speciescsv61List of datasetsList of species603ce990c2e4b_20210301_082052
2712021-02-28whole_specieskml1196List of datasetsList of species603be1ae41441_20210228_134104
2722021-02-26whole_datasetkml1196List of datasetsList of species6039b58e961d7_20210226_222050
2732021-02-25whole_datasetkml1196List of datasetsList of species603773550866e_20210225_052345
2742021-02-25whole_datasetkml1196List of datasetsList of species603773550866e_20210225_050943
2752021-02-21pointscsv144List of datasetsList of species6032da050c30f_20210221_171322
2762021-02-21pointscsv144List of datasetsList of species6032da050c30f_20210221_172850
2772021-02-20whole_speciescsv61List of datasetsList of species60317278bdde1_20210220_154153
2782021-02-20pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species60317278bdde1_20210220_154301
2792021-02-18whole_speciescsv55List of datasetsList of species602f19a4906d6_20210218_205950
2802021-02-18pointscsv14List of datasetsList of species602f19a4906d6_20210218_210024
2812021-02-17whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species602d8019072a0_20210217_154707
2822021-02-16whole_datasetkml1196List of datasetsList of species602c3cfe4b166_20210216_165342
2832021-01-04dist_taxakml874List of datasetsList of species5ff30e43489d9_20210104_082653
2842021-01-04dist_taxakml874List of datasetsList of species5ff30e43489d9_20210104_082655
2852020-12-31dist_taxakml874List of datasetsList of species5fee86ec25d4b_20201231_212051
2862020-12-21dist_taxacsv8List of datasetsList of species5fe0526cbb7da_20201221_030008
2872020-12-21dist_taxashapefile8List of datasetsList of species5fe0526cbb7da_20201221_030318
2882020-12-16dist_taxakml874List of datasetsList of species5fd9ba2943ac6_20201216_024143
2892020-11-15dist_taxashapefile81List of datasetsList of species5fb0cac607590_20201115_013618
2902020-10-15dist_taxakml874List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172622
2912020-10-15dist_taxakml874List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172625
2922020-10-15dist_taxakml874List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172626
2932020-10-15dist_taxakml874List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172627
2942020-09-02dist_taxashapefile37List of datasetsList of species5f4ee248ce171_20200901_212023
2952020-08-20dist_taxakml2List of datasetsList of species5f3ed96279aac_20200820_162203
2962020-08-10dist_taxawms4List of datasetsList of species5f30bf162da54_20200809_235235
2972020-08-10dist_taxashapefile4List of datasetsList of species5f30bf162da54_20200809_234110
2982020-08-10dist_taxawms4List of datasetsList of species5f30bf162da54_20200809_235330
2992020-07-28dist_taxashapefile4List of datasetsList of species5f1fe728adceb_20200728_070531
3002020-07-25dist_taxacsv9List of datasetsList of species5f1b83fa70a1d_20200724_224916
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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.