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)62
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
1012021-06-05whole_datasetkml23List of datasetsList of species60bc34040f853_20210605_235413
1022021-05-25dist_spshapefile20List of datasetsList of species60ad66cd15540_20210525_171145
1032021-05-25dist_spcsv20List of datasetsList of species60ad66cd15540_20210525_171609
1042021-05-25whole_specieskml23List of datasetsList of species60ad18d58f19b_20210525_113944
1052021-05-25whole_specieskml23List of datasetsList of species60ad1eeb98d7e_20210525_120201
1062021-05-25whole_specieskml23List of datasetsList of species60ad1d27803e7_20210525_115523
1072021-05-20whole_datasetkml23List of datasetsList of species60a670828a3dc_20210520_102634
1082021-05-12dist_taxakml20List of datasetsList of species609bcbf2f1412_20210512_083804
1092021-05-12dist_taxakml20List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110652
1102021-05-12dist_taxakml20List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110611
1112021-05-12dist_taxakml20List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110615
1122021-04-21whole_datasetkml23List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192659
1132021-04-21whole_datasetkml23List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192639
1142021-04-21whole_datasetkml23List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192717
1152021-04-20dist_taxakml20List of datasetsList of species607f02ea892b3_20210420_123734
1162021-04-19dist_taxakml20List of datasetsList of species607d9fc610cb5_20210419_113203
1172021-04-19dist_taxakml20List of datasetsList of species607d9fc610cb5_20210419_113114
1182021-04-13whole_specieskml23List of datasetsList of species60755d3d182c8_20210413_050004
1192021-04-13whole_datasetkml10List of datasetsList of species607650e0e51ae_20210413_222121
1202021-04-12dist_taxakml20List of datasetsList of species6074b98e77b63_20210412_172147
1212021-04-12dist_spcsv20List of datasetsList of species6074fb2dd5f30_20210412_220739
1222021-04-12dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species6074fb2dd5f30_20210412_220604
1232021-04-08whole_specieskml23List of datasetsList of species606f6b8bd87a6_20210408_165640
1242021-04-08whole_specieskml23List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_093957
1252021-04-08whole_specieskml23List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094015
1262021-04-08whole_specieskml23List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094447
1272021-04-06whole_datasetkml23List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204703
1282021-04-06whole_datasetkml23List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204707
1292021-03-30dist_taxakml20List of datasetsList of species60638923db247_20210330_163012
1302021-03-26whole_datasetkml23List of datasetsList of species605d2ce781161_20210326_150839
1312021-03-25dist_spkml14List of datasetsList of species605d158cef12f_20210325_190418
1322021-03-25whole_speciesgdb10List of datasetsList of species605d139136433_20210325_185425
1332021-03-24dist_taxakml20List of datasetsList of species605ba47550175_20210324_180727
1342021-03-23whole_speciescsv7List of datasetsList of species605a9d4fed6aa_20210323_222445
1352021-03-22whole_speciescsv7List of datasetsList of species6058f28838f82_20210322_154608
1362021-03-22whole_speciescsv7List of datasetsList of species6058f28838f82_20210322_154226
1372021-03-20whole_specieskml23List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_201137
1382021-03-20whole_specieskml23List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_201410
1392021-03-20whole_specieskml23List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202307
1402021-03-20whole_specieskml23List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202850
1412021-03-19dist_taxakml20List of datasetsList of species605498e0665e8_20210319_083009
1422021-03-18dist_taxakml20List of datasetsList of species6053b2d48d14a_20210318_160843
1432021-03-08whole_specieskml23List of datasetsList of species604676c3f1fed_20210308_163737
1442021-03-08whole_specieskml23List of datasetsList of species60468bbd8970f_20210308_154512
1452021-03-04whole_speciescsv10List of datasetsList of species60411f647c0a5_20210304_125750
1462021-03-01whole_speciesgdb7List of datasetsList of species603ce990c2e4b_20210301_082044
1472021-03-01whole_speciescsv7List of datasetsList of species603ce990c2e4b_20210301_082052
1482021-02-28whole_specieskml23List of datasetsList of species603be1ae41441_20210228_134104
1492021-02-26whole_datasetkml23List of datasetsList of species6039b58e961d7_20210226_222050
1502021-02-25whole_datasetkml23List of datasetsList of species603773550866e_20210225_052345
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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.