DFO Maritimes Region Seal Aerial Surveys
OBIS Secretariat, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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)45
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)2
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)12
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)0
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)30
All observations of species (whole_species)20
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)14
  • 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
12022-11-23pointsshapefile102List of datasetsList of species637e640f3fb9c_20221123_135813
22022-11-21dist_taxacsv52List of datasetsList of species637b9a151e4c3_20221121_103834
32022-11-21pointsgdb102List of datasetsList of species637bbb4095af2_20221121_130043
42022-11-08pointsshapefile102List of datasetsList of species636ad26024818_20221108_171027
52022-11-08pointsshapefile102List of datasetsList of species636ad26024818_20221108_171201
62022-10-03dist_taxacsv52List of datasetsList of species633aab4edcbb0_20221003_053605
72022-08-26pointsshapefile102List of datasetsList of species630912ec34524_20220826_145200
82022-08-19dist_taxakml52List of datasetsList of species62ffaeda9dca8_20220819_114110
92022-08-19dist_taxakml52List of datasetsList of species62ffaeda9dca8_20220819_114122
102022-08-13dist_taxakml52List of datasetsList of species62f7f0862f921_20220813_144744
112022-07-14whole_speciesgdb102List of datasetsList of species62cfef9ccccbb_20220714_063714
122022-06-22dist_taxakml52List of datasetsList of species62b33cc6754c4_20220622_120237
132022-06-13dist_spcsv67List of datasetsList of species62a7a88e60f42_20220613_171740
142022-06-10dist_taxacsv16List of datasetsList of species62a3b31f2677d_20220610_171305
152022-06-08pointsshapefile102List of datasetsList of species62a0997f3e2c2_20220608_084446
162022-05-26pointscsv97List of datasetsList of species628f974f40ac4_20220526_111442
172022-05-19dist_spkml102List of datasetsList of species628653a9ae443_20220519_102735
182022-05-19dist_taxakml52List of datasetsList of species6285ce74d89aa_20220519_012601
192022-05-18pointscsv102List of datasetsList of species6285474f12f01_20220518_155300
202022-04-12pointsshapefile102List of datasetsList of species6255da0008f11_20220412_160940
212022-03-23dist_taxawfs52List of datasetsList of species623b353e551f0_20220323_110029
222022-03-11dist_taxakml52List of datasetsList of species622bab7f290d0_20220311_150601
232022-02-28dist_taxakml52List of datasetsList of species621cce6e20e07_20220228_083050
242022-01-12dist_spshapefile52List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081925
252022-01-12dist_spcsv52List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081818
262022-01-12dist_spwms52List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_082024
272022-01-12dist_spwfs52List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081959
282022-01-11dist_spshapefile52List of datasetsList of species61dd535514d4b_20220111_050512
292021-12-09pointsshapefile77List of datasetsList of species61b2305347f9f_20211209_115503
302021-12-09pointscsv77List of datasetsList of species61b2305347f9f_20211209_115530
312021-12-09pointscsv102List of datasetsList of species61b24c8cc7861_20211209_160922
322021-12-09pointsshapefile102List of datasetsList of species61b24c8cc7861_20211209_134403
332021-11-22whole_speciescsv102List of datasetsList of species619bcbf5c13f9_20211122_120050
342021-11-10dist_spshapefile102List of datasetsList of species618c38c417337_20211110_162912
352021-10-21pointsshapefile102List of datasetsList of species617216386371a_20211021_220007
362021-10-12pointskml102List of datasetsList of species6165c9e0bd201_20211012_135934
372021-10-12pointskml102List of datasetsList of species6165c9e0bd201_20211012_140455
382021-10-12pointskml102List of datasetsList of species6165c9e0bd201_20211012_141153
392021-10-12pointskml102List of datasetsList of species6165c9e0bd201_20211012_135642
402021-10-12pointsshapefile102List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_134440
412021-10-12pointskml102List of datasetsList of species6165bcd5a193e_20211012_130045
422021-10-12pointskml102List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_132801
432021-10-12pointskml102List of datasetsList of species6165bcd5a193e_20211012_131242
442021-10-12pointskml102List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_133250
452021-10-12pointskml102List of datasetsList of species6165bcd5a193e_20211012_131220
462021-10-12pointskml102List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_132945
472021-10-12pointskml102List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_133835
482021-10-09dist_taxacsv52List of datasetsList of species61618d585641f_20211009_084641
492021-10-09dist_taxacsv52List of datasetsList of species61618d585641f_20211009_084623
502021-10-01dist_taxakml52List of datasetsList of species6154741707ef2_20211001_012530
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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.