Elasmobranch sightings along the South African coastline
Lisa Schroeter, ELMO (South African Elasmobranch Monitoring)

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)37
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)56
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)0
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)4
All observations of species (whole_species)49
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)15
  • 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
12022-06-22dist_taxakml20List of datasetsList of species62b33cc6754c4_20220622_120237
22022-06-01dist_spshapefile5List of datasetsList of species6297d47c2f4ac_20220601_171611
32022-06-01dist_spcsv5List of datasetsList of species6297d47c2f4ac_20220601_171557
42022-06-01dist_spkml5List of datasetsList of species6297d47c2f4ac_20220601_171626
52022-05-19dist_taxakml20List of datasetsList of species6285ce74d89aa_20220519_012601
62022-04-06pointscsv23List of datasetsList of species624d3a8895a42_20220406_030407
72022-03-11dist_taxakml20List of datasetsList of species622bab7f290d0_20220311_150601
82022-02-28whole_specieskml10List of datasetsList of species621d137dcb331_20220228_132553
92022-02-28whole_speciesgdb10List of datasetsList of species621d137dcb331_20220228_132545
102022-02-28whole_speciescsv10List of datasetsList of species621d137dcb331_20220228_132536
112022-02-28whole_speciescsv10List of datasetsList of species621d0f75448b2_20220228_132442
122022-02-28dist_taxakml20List of datasetsList of species621cce6e20e07_20220228_083050
132022-02-25dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species6218801ce6634_20220225_020902
142022-02-25dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species6218801ce6634_20220225_020738
152022-02-25dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species62187aa4efaf4_20220225_015459
162022-02-25dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species62187aa4efaf4_20220225_015508
172022-02-25dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species62187aa4efaf4_20220225_015507
182022-02-25dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species62187aa4efaf4_20220225_015752
192022-02-25dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species62187aa4efaf4_20220225_015855
202022-02-25dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species62187aa4efaf4_20220225_015503
212022-02-25whole_specieskml7List of datasetsList of species62196234ce167_20220225_182632
222022-02-01whole_speciescsv7List of datasetsList of species61f99cd35e1ae_20220201_160145
232022-01-12dist_spcsv20List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081818
242022-01-12dist_spshapefile20List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081925
252022-01-12dist_spwms20List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_082024
262022-01-12dist_spwfs20List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081959
272022-01-11dist_spshapefile20List of datasetsList of species61dd535514d4b_20220111_050512
282022-01-05pointsshapefile23List of datasetsList of species61d51161cd403_20220104_225110
292021-11-24whole_speciescsv7List of datasetsList of species619eb8ccdf29b_20211124_171255
302021-11-19dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species6197db0b28d18_20211119_122350
312021-11-19dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species6197db0b28d18_20211119_122921
322021-11-19dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species6197db0b28d18_20211119_122327
332021-11-19dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species6197db0b28d18_20211119_121902
342021-11-19dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species6197db0b28d18_20211119_121859
352021-11-19dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species6197db0b28d18_20211119_122348
362021-11-11dist_spshapefile5List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121751
372021-11-11dist_spshapefile5List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121508
382021-11-11dist_spshapefile5List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121551
392021-11-11dist_spshapefile5List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121753
402021-11-11dist_spcsv5List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121903
412021-11-11dist_spcsv5List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121905
422021-11-11dist_spcsv5List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121910
432021-11-10dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species618c3df964b8a_20211110_164831
442021-11-08whole_speciescsv7List of datasetsList of species61899882c8d17_20211108_164124
452021-11-08whole_speciesgdb3List of datasetsList of species6189bb8540eed_20211108_192537
462021-10-25whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species6176ba2a13cbd_20211025_100950
472021-10-25whole_speciescsv10List of datasetsList of species6176ba2a13cbd_20211025_101004
482021-10-21pointsshapefile23List of datasetsList of species61721d3d9cd5b_20211021_222126
492021-10-21dist_spshapefile20List of datasetsList of species61721d3d9cd5b_20211021_221413
502021-10-09dist_taxacsv17List of datasetsList of species61618d585641f_20211009_084641
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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.