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

Summary of download requests

Number of users / requestsUsersRequests
61167
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.
35132
Years 202220212020
3412310
Formats requested Types requested  
csv59
shapefile21
kml77
wms1
wfs1
gdb8
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
1512021-02-25whole_datasetkml23List of datasetsList of species603773550866e_20210225_050943
1522021-02-20whole_speciescsv7List of datasetsList of species60317278bdde1_20210220_154153
1532021-02-19pointscsv10List of datasetsList of species602ff0216c470_20210219_123016
1542021-02-17whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species602d8019072a0_20210217_154707
1552021-02-16whole_datasetkml23List of datasetsList of species602c3cfe4b166_20210216_165342
1562021-01-04dist_taxakml20List of datasetsList of species5ff30e43489d9_20210104_082655
1572021-01-04dist_taxakml20List of datasetsList of species5ff30e43489d9_20210104_082653
1582020-12-31dist_taxakml20List of datasetsList of species5fee86ec25d4b_20201231_212051
1592020-12-21dist_taxacsv7List of datasetsList of species5fe0526cbb7da_20201221_030008
1602020-12-21dist_taxashapefile7List of datasetsList of species5fe0526cbb7da_20201221_030318
1612020-12-16dist_taxakml20List of datasetsList of species5fd9ba2943ac6_20201216_024143
1622020-10-15dist_taxakml20List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172627
1632020-10-15dist_taxakml20List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172622
1642020-10-15dist_taxakml20List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172626
1652020-10-15dist_taxakml20List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172625
1662020-07-28dist_taxashapefile7List of datasetsList of species5f1fe728adceb_20200728_070531
1672020-07-23dist_taxakml20List of datasetsList of species5f19a00a5ce51_20200723_103917
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Notes

  • 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.