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
512022-02-03pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species61fbe9c74e16f_20220203_094521
522022-02-03pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species61fbe9c74e16f_20220203_094627
532022-02-01whole_speciescsv61List of datasetsList of species61f99cd35e1ae_20220201_160145
542022-01-21whole_speciescsv29List of datasetsList of species61e87de0c3bcc_20220120_191229
552022-01-20whole_speciescsv29List of datasetsList of species61e87de0c3bcc_20220120_141518
562022-01-12dist_spwfs874List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081959
572022-01-12dist_spshapefile874List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081925
582022-01-12dist_spwms874List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_082024
592022-01-12dist_spcsv874List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081818
602022-01-11dist_spshapefile874List of datasetsList of species61dd535514d4b_20220111_050512
612022-01-05pointsshapefile1196List of datasetsList of species61d51161cd403_20220104_225110
622021-12-06whole_speciescsv29List of datasetsList of species61ae950e55e37_20211206_175813
632021-11-30whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species61a648e13274c_20211130_105524
642021-11-24whole_speciescsv61List of datasetsList of species619eb8ccdf29b_20211124_171255
652021-11-19dist_spcsv32List of datasetsList of species6197db0b28d18_20211119_121859
662021-11-19dist_spshapefile32List of datasetsList of species6197db0b28d18_20211119_122921
672021-11-19dist_spcsv32List of datasetsList of species6197db0b28d18_20211119_122327
682021-11-19dist_spcsv32List of datasetsList of species6197db0b28d18_20211119_121902
692021-11-19dist_spcsv32List of datasetsList of species6197db0b28d18_20211119_122350
702021-11-19dist_spcsv32List of datasetsList of species6197db0b28d18_20211119_122348
712021-11-11dist_spcsv58List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121903
722021-11-11whole_speciescsv6List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121923
732021-11-11dist_spshapefile58List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121551
742021-11-11dist_spshapefile58List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121753
752021-11-11dist_spshapefile58List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121508
762021-11-11whole_speciesgdb6List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121003
772021-11-11dist_spshapefile58List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121751
782021-11-11dist_spcsv58List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121910
792021-11-11dist_spcsv58List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121905
802021-11-10dist_spshapefile85List of datasetsList of species618c3df964b8a_20211110_164831
812021-11-08whole_speciescsv61List of datasetsList of species61899882c8d17_20211108_164124
822021-11-08whole_speciesgdb94List of datasetsList of species6189bb8540eed_20211108_192537
832021-11-03whole_specieskml29List of datasetsList of species6182c51cace67_20211103_132501
842021-11-03whole_speciescsv29List of datasetsList of species6182c51cace67_20211103_132456
852021-10-29whole_speciescsv29List of datasetsList of species617c56da4903d_20211029_162036
862021-10-29whole_speciescsv29List of datasetsList of species617c56da4903d_20211029_162509
872021-10-27whole_specieswfs29List of datasetsList of species6179fa855707b_20211027_212127
882021-10-27whole_speciescsv29List of datasetsList of species6179fa855707b_20211027_212102
892021-10-27whole_speciesgdb29List of datasetsList of species6179fa855707b_20211027_212107
902021-10-26dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species61780a241ca56_20211026_104511
912021-10-26dist_spshapefile46List of datasetsList of species61780a241ca56_20211026_103613
922021-10-26dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species61780a241ca56_20211026_104058
932021-10-26dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species61780a241ca56_20211026_104327
942021-10-26whole_speciescsv29List of datasetsList of species61780b0b13e20_20211026_113325
952021-10-26whole_speciescsv40List of datasetsList of species61780b0b13e20_20211026_111147
962021-10-25dist_spshapefile46List of datasetsList of species617739c31c9f9_20211025_195056
972021-10-25whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6176ba2a13cbd_20211025_100950
982021-10-25whole_speciescsv32List of datasetsList of species6176ba2a13cbd_20211025_101004
992021-10-25whole_speciescsv55List of datasetsList of species6176ba2a13cbd_20211025_101024
1002021-10-25whole_speciescsv40List of datasetsList of species6176ba2a13cbd_20211025_101044
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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.