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 20212020
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)36
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)38
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)1
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)9
All observations of species (whole_species)32
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
12021-11-22whole_speciesgdb6List of datasetsList of species619c149c27c30_20211122_172039
22021-11-19pointsshapefile6List of datasetsList of species6197b661287f2_20211119_101507
32021-11-19dist_spshapefile6List of datasetsList of species6197b661287f2_20211119_100506
42021-11-19whole_speciescsv6List of datasetsList of species6197b661287f2_20211119_095850
52021-11-11dist_spcsv122List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121903
62021-11-11dist_spshapefile122List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121753
72021-11-11whole_speciescsv177List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121923
82021-11-11whole_speciesgdb177List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121003
92021-11-11dist_spshapefile122List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121751
102021-11-11dist_spshapefile122List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121551
112021-11-11dist_spshapefile122List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121508
122021-11-11dist_spcsv122List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121910
132021-11-11dist_spcsv122List of datasetsList of species618d4d066372c_20211111_121905
142021-10-22whole_speciesgdb6List of datasetsList of species617354bd5c599_20211022_202852
152021-10-21pointsshapefile177List of datasetsList of species61721d3d9cd5b_20211021_222126
162021-10-21dist_spshapefile163List of datasetsList of species61721d3d9cd5b_20211021_221413
172021-10-21pointsshapefile6List of datasetsList of species6171bb96b9a17_20211021_154845
182021-10-18dist_spshapefile6List of datasetsList of species616d1734d1338_20211018_024323
192021-10-18dist_spcsv6List of datasetsList of species616d149f73be7_20211018_023738
202021-10-18dist_spcsv6List of datasetsList of species616d149f73be7_20211018_023741
212021-10-14pointsshapefile6List of datasetsList of species61686c1ae3f5c_20211014_135017
222021-10-09dist_taxacsv128List of datasetsList of species61618d585641f_20211009_084641
232021-10-09dist_taxacsv128List of datasetsList of species61618d585641f_20211009_084623
242021-10-07whole_specieskml6List of datasetsList of species615ea3c058e05_20211007_095328
252021-10-01dist_taxakml128List of datasetsList of species6154741707ef2_20211001_012530
262021-09-29dist_spcsv6List of datasetsList of species61547cfbb6b6b_20210929_132444
272021-09-29dist_spshapefile6List of datasetsList of species61547cfbb6b6b_20210929_143457
282021-09-21dist_spshapefile5List of datasetsList of species614a09e149960_20210921_141425
292021-09-21dist_spcsv5List of datasetsList of species614a09e149960_20210921_141409
302021-09-19dist_sp_h3wfs6List of datasetsList of species614790aec5ba0_20210919_154356
312021-09-17dist_spshapefile6List of datasetsList of species6145077bc15cd_20210917_172934
322021-09-15whole_speciesgdb6List of datasetsList of species614232bda3a05_20210915_135553
332021-09-03dist_spcsv6List of datasetsList of species6131f16a639b8_20210903_060148
342021-09-03dist_spshapefile6List of datasetsList of species6131f16a639b8_20210903_060108
352021-08-29whole_specieskml6List of datasetsList of species612b8442035f2_20210829_090150
362021-08-28dist_spshapefile6List of datasetsList of species612a485560e60_20210828_104127
372021-08-28dist_spshapefile6List of datasetsList of species612a485560e60_20210828_103854
382021-08-26whole_speciesgdb6List of datasetsList of species6127fc758141a_20210826_170452
392021-08-25dist_taxakml128List of datasetsList of species6126a698b4008_20210825_162510
402021-08-13whole_speciesgdb6List of datasetsList of species61168898d4541_20210813_120540
412021-08-12dist_taxakml128List of datasetsList of species61151d37b6c5d_20210812_091056
422021-08-12pointsshapefile177List of datasetsList of species611572aaaf8b3_20210812_151547
432021-08-09dist_spshapefile6List of datasetsList of species611184ca2f757_20210809_155930
442021-08-09dist_spcsv6List of datasetsList of species611184ca2f757_20210809_160044
452021-08-09dist_spshapefile6List of datasetsList of species611184ca2f757_20210809_154922
462021-07-21dist_taxakml128List of datasetsList of species60f85ddccdb94_20210721_134847
472021-07-17dist_taxakml128List of datasetsList of species60f33c1987d1f_20210717_162346
482021-07-13whole_specieskml6List of datasetsList of species60ed10918297e_20210713_004010
492021-07-13whole_specieskml6List of datasetsList of species60ed10918297e_20210713_003749
502021-07-13whole_speciescsv6List of datasetsList of species60ed10918297e_20210713_003049
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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 Goolge 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.