VIMS Chesapeake Bay Multispecies Monitoring and Assessment Program
Debra Gauthier, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

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 20242023
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)9
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)2
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)61
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)5
diversity indexes (diversity)1
Observations based on criteria (points)12
All observations of species (whole_species)70
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)1
  • 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
12024-07-16whole_speciescsv6List of datasetsList of species6696b4aea70a5_20240716_143156
22024-07-16whole_speciescsv6List of datasetsList of species6696b4aea70a5_20240716_143401
32024-07-15dist_spcsv6List of datasetsList of species66956ff397df7_20240715_145333
42024-07-10dist_spcsv6List of datasetsList of species668e3e8aaac89_20240710_040136
52024-07-10dist_spcsv122List of datasetsList of species668e5ef84d629_20240710_061440
62024-07-09dist_spshapefile122List of datasetsList of species668d35604903c_20240709_090757
72024-07-06whole_speciescsv177List of datasetsList of species6688d13c0dbc9_20240706_012345
82024-07-04whole_speciescsv6List of datasetsList of species6685f0eba83e3_20240703_214754
92024-06-28dist_spcsv122List of datasetsList of species667ec2b6ba593_20240628_101038
102024-06-28whole_speciescsv177List of datasetsList of species667ec2b6ba593_20240628_100921
112024-06-26dist_sp_h3shapefile6List of datasetsList of species667c304089930_20240626_123523
122024-06-19dist_spshapefile6List of datasetsList of species6672d854e9448_20240619_091632
132024-06-19dist_spshapefile6List of datasetsList of species6672d854e9448_20240619_091627
142024-06-14whole_specieskml6List of datasetsList of species666c268965831_20240614_073335
152024-06-05whole_specieskml6List of datasetsList of species6660561f46e67_20240605_084256
162024-06-05whole_specieskml6List of datasetsList of species6660561f46e67_20240605_084224
172024-05-24dist_taxa_h3shapefile127List of datasetsList of species6650f48bc2821_20240524_162729
182024-05-24dist_taxa_h3shapefile127List of datasetsList of species6650f48bc2821_20240524_162734
192024-05-22dist_spshapefile6List of datasetsList of species664e39ce1c9a3_20240522_144203
202024-05-16whole_speciesgdb6List of datasetsList of species664622568eae2_20240516_111602
212024-05-10whole_speciesgdb6List of datasetsList of species663e119fcdb92_20240510_084612
222024-05-10whole_speciescsv6List of datasetsList of species663e119fcdb92_20240510_082942
232024-05-04dist_spcsv163List of datasetsList of species66365ca4ee3af_20240504_121530
242024-05-04pointscsv177List of datasetsList of species66365ca4ee3af_20240504_125113
252024-05-02pointsshapefile177List of datasetsList of species6634092535e48_20240502_175125
262024-05-02pointsshapefile177List of datasetsList of species6634092535e48_20240502_175122
272024-04-30dist_sp_h3shapefile6List of datasetsList of species66309d2d2773c_20240430_035036
282024-04-14whole_specieskml6List of datasetsList of species661c17176ad92_20240414_140058
292024-04-14whole_specieskml6List of datasetsList of species661c17176ad92_20240414_140105
302024-04-10dist_sp_h3shapefile6List of datasetsList of species6616517e96744_20240410_051352
312024-04-10dist_spshapefile6List of datasetsList of species6616517e96744_20240410_045706
322024-04-03dist_spshapefile169List of datasetsList of species660d4fa21fcfd_20240403_085159
332024-04-03dist_spkml169List of datasetsList of species660d4fa21fcfd_20240403_085202
342024-04-03dist_spwms169List of datasetsList of species660d4fa21fcfd_20240403_085211
352024-03-23dist_spcsv6List of datasetsList of species65fe2a8548570_20240322_211331
362024-03-23dist_spcsv6List of datasetsList of species65fe2a8548570_20240322_211442
372024-03-12dist_taxakml128List of datasetsList of species65f069f854b13_20240312_104516
382024-03-01whole_specieskml6List of datasetsList of species65e07211b16c8_20240301_050943
392024-03-01whole_specieskml6List of datasetsList of species65e07211b16c8_20240301_050937
402024-02-29dist_spshapefile6List of datasetsList of species65df656c7c456_20240229_045806
412024-02-29whole_specieskml6List of datasetsList of species65df656c7c456_20240229_044646
422024-02-29whole_specieskml6List of datasetsList of species65df656c7c456_20240229_044314
432024-02-28whole_specieskml6List of datasetsList of species65df45684cfbe_20240228_094041
442024-02-22dist_sp_h3csv6List of datasetsList of species65d74a378e05a_20240222_082603
452024-02-21dist_spkml6List of datasetsList of species65d605ab400a1_20240221_092142
462024-02-17dist_sp_h3shapefile121List of datasetsList of species65d042de9fdc6_20240217_004346
472024-02-03dist_spcsv122List of datasetsList of species65be2b78ed257_20240203_090522
482024-02-03dist_spcsv122List of datasetsList of species65be2b78ed257_20240203_070507
492024-02-03dist_spcsv122List of datasetsList of species65be2b78ed257_20240203_090707
502024-02-03dist_spshapefile122List of datasetsList of species65be2b78ed257_20240203_090616
List of datasets


  • 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.