DFO Maritimes Region Cetacean Sightings
OBIS Canada

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 2023
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)0
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)117
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)2
diversity indexes (diversity)1
Observations based on criteria (points)42
All observations of species (whole_species)116
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)0
  • 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
12023-06-06whole_specieskml41List of datasetsList of species647fe00533705_20230606_214329
22023-06-06whole_specieskml41List of datasetsList of species647ef8222cc98_20230606_051528
32023-06-06whole_specieskml16List of datasetsList of species647fe00533705_20230606_214221
42023-06-06whole_specieskml2List of datasetsList of species647fe00533705_20230606_214303
52023-06-06whole_specieskml16List of datasetsList of species647ef8222cc98_20230606_051428
62023-06-06whole_specieskml2List of datasetsList of species647ef8222cc98_20230606_051455
72023-06-05whole_speciescsv5643List of datasetsList of species647de93e74e0a_20230605_095942
82023-06-05whole_speciesgdb5643List of datasetsList of species647de93e74e0a_20230605_100027
92023-06-05whole_speciesgdb5643List of datasetsList of species647de93e74e0a_20230605_100559
102023-06-02dist_spcsv571List of datasetsList of species647a1477496a1_20230602_121054
112023-06-02dist_spshapefile264List of datasetsList of species647a87c010b75_20230602_202959
122023-06-01whole_speciescsv81List of datasetsList of species64788b8f7fae6_20230601_083710
132023-06-01whole_specieswms81List of datasetsList of species64788b8f7fae6_20230601_083718
142023-06-01whole_speciesgdb81List of datasetsList of species64788b8f7fae6_20230601_083706
152023-06-01whole_specieswfs81List of datasetsList of species64788b8f7fae6_20230601_083716
162023-06-01whole_specieswfs81List of datasetsList of species64788b8f7fae6_20230601_083733
172023-05-30dist_spkml70List of datasetsList of species6476bc4956b6f_20230530_233958
182023-05-30dist_spkml70List of datasetsList of species6476bc4956b6f_20230530_234003
192023-05-30dist_spcsv70List of datasetsList of species6476b6404f6a4_20230530_225601
202023-05-30dist_spkml70List of datasetsList of species6476b8a59ed19_20230530_231432
212023-05-30dist_spshapefile70List of datasetsList of species6476b8a59ed19_20230530_231713
222023-05-30dist_spshapefile70List of datasetsList of species6475966a511fe_20230530_023321
232023-05-30whole_specieskml18List of datasetsList of species6476b4e2989f5_20230530_225733
242023-05-28pointskml81List of datasetsList of species6472d668d6b1d_20230528_002741
252023-05-28pointskml81List of datasetsList of species6472d668d6b1d_20230528_002718
262023-05-26dist_spshapefile12723List of datasetsList of species6470f6d049eb6_20230526_153412
272023-05-26dist_spshapefile33List of datasetsList of species6470f6d049eb6_20230526_150655
282023-05-23dist_spcsv571List of datasetsList of species646cde1ab0bcd_20230523_114616
292023-05-23dist_spshapefile571List of datasetsList of species646cde1ab0bcd_20230523_114507
302023-05-23dist_spcsv571List of datasetsList of species646cde1ab0bcd_20230523_114504
312023-05-23dist_spshapefile571List of datasetsList of species646cde1ab0bcd_20230523_114617
322023-05-22whole_specieskml2List of datasetsList of species646b383743f3b_20230522_054755
332023-05-20whole_speciescsv5643List of datasetsList of species6468c364d4a35_20230520_085948
342023-05-20dist_spcsv39List of datasetsList of species64686d008b939_20230520_030912
352023-05-20dist_spcsv52List of datasetsList of species64686abda1172_20230520_024220
362023-05-20pointscsv41List of datasetsList of species64686d008b939_20230520_031129
372023-05-20dist_spcsv39List of datasetsList of species64686d008b939_20230520_024842
382023-05-19dist_spkml927List of datasetsList of species64676f3d69eb7_20230519_084502
392023-05-19dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species64681b5915e8d_20230519_210550
402023-05-19dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species64681b5915e8d_20230519_212912
412023-05-15dist_spkml7336List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_164122
422023-05-15dist_spkml7129List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_163648
432023-05-15dist_spshapefile11061List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_195317
442023-05-15dist_spshapefile11059List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_195021
452023-05-15dist_spshapefile11059List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_194522
462023-05-15dist_spshapefile11051List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_193334
472023-05-15dist_spshapefile10974List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_193025
482023-05-15dist_spshapefile10974List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_192749
492023-05-15dist_spshapefile10962List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_192457
502023-05-15dist_spshapefile10962List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_190253
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.