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 20242023
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)12
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)3
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)322
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)14
diversity indexes (diversity)4
Observations based on criteria (points)119
All observations of species (whole_species)477
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)5
  • 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
12024-06-21dist_spkml36List of datasetsList of species66754eab461f7_20240621_060044
22024-06-20dist_spcsv6372List of datasetsList of species667470cf7759a_20240620_143014
32024-06-20pointskml7760List of datasetsList of species6673e58cb1b8d_20240620_043124
42024-06-20pointskml7760List of datasetsList of species6673e58cb1b8d_20240620_043109
52024-06-20whole_datasetcsv39278List of datasetsList of species667478caef207_20240620_150446
62024-06-20whole_datasetcsv39278List of datasetsList of species66748d7254d06_20240620_161550
72024-06-19dist_spshapefile70List of datasetsList of species6672d854e9448_20240619_091632
82024-06-19dist_spshapefile70List of datasetsList of species6672d854e9448_20240619_091627
92024-06-17dist_spshapefile207List of datasetsList of species667040750c8fa_20240617_095758
102024-06-14whole_specieskml16List of datasetsList of species666c268965831_20240614_073335
112024-06-13dist_spcsv264List of datasetsList of species666b1260a4007_20240613_114109
122024-06-13dist_spcsv264List of datasetsList of species666b1260a4007_20240613_114104
132024-06-12whole_speciescsv38List of datasetsList of species666a0f70b19d3_20240612_171912
142024-06-11dist_spcsv394List of datasetsList of species666811a72837c_20240611_053113
152024-06-11dist_spcsv394List of datasetsList of species666811a72837c_20240611_053125
162024-06-10dist_spshapefile568List of datasetsList of species666709a0f3fad_20240610_102027
172024-06-10dist_spshapefile568List of datasetsList of species666709a0f3fad_20240610_102024
182024-06-10dist_spshapefile568List of datasetsList of species666709a0f3fad_20240610_102030
192024-06-10dist_spshapefile394List of datasetsList of species6667087b684d6_20240610_101429
202024-06-10pointskml6882List of datasetsList of species66676c12e8c28_20240610_171317
212024-06-10pointskml6882List of datasetsList of species66676c12e8c28_20240610_171323
222024-06-10whole_speciescsv4906List of datasetsList of species666781680fd47_20240610_184944
232024-06-10whole_speciescsv4906List of datasetsList of species666781680fd47_20240610_184947
242024-06-07whole_specieskml2List of datasetsList of species6662758624c1d_20240606_230121
252024-06-07dist_spshapefile927List of datasetsList of species666349e2406a5_20240607_141450
262024-06-07dist_spshapefile571List of datasetsList of species666349e2406a5_20240607_141407
272024-06-07pointsshapefile2097List of datasetsList of species666349e2406a5_20240607_142244
282024-06-05dist_spshapefile3274List of datasetsList of species6660bb107f92b_20240605_152521
292024-06-05dist_spshapefile1650List of datasetsList of species6660bb107f92b_20240605_153636
302024-06-05whole_specieskml16List of datasetsList of species6660561f46e67_20240605_084256
312024-06-05whole_specieskml16List of datasetsList of species6660561f46e67_20240605_084224
322024-06-05whole_speciescsv38List of datasetsList of species665ff22eaeabe_20240605_010837
332024-06-05whole_speciesgdb38List of datasetsList of species665ff22eaeabe_20240605_010845
342024-06-03whole_specieskml2List of datasetsList of species665e2494a0ac0_20240603_162503
352024-06-03dist_spcsv696List of datasetsList of species665dc740ee718_20240603_101829
362024-06-03dist_spcsv17941List of datasetsList of species665dc740ee718_20240603_095906
372024-06-03dist_spcsv17941List of datasetsList of species665dc740ee718_20240603_100914
382024-06-03dist_spcsv4634List of datasetsList of species665dc740ee718_20240603_101858
392024-06-03dist_spcsv1659List of datasetsList of species665dc740ee718_20240603_102008
402024-06-03dist_spcsv6372List of datasetsList of species665dc740ee718_20240603_102051
412024-06-03dist_spcsv4242List of datasetsList of species665dc740ee718_20240603_101756
422024-05-31whole_speciescsv38List of datasetsList of species6659733d22a90_20240531_025134
432024-05-31whole_speciescsv38List of datasetsList of species6659733d22a90_20240531_025151
442024-05-31whole_speciescsv38List of datasetsList of species66599dfd0d27b_20240531_055409
452024-05-31dist_spcsv3592List of datasetsList of species665a1ce08479d_20240531_145703
462024-05-26whole_speciescsv1275List of datasetsList of species66535cd7b8e99_20240526_123958
472024-05-24dist_taxa_h3shapefile13508List of datasetsList of species6650f48bc2821_20240524_162729
482024-05-24dist_taxa_h3shapefile13508List of datasetsList of species6650f48bc2821_20240524_162734
492024-05-23whole_speciescsv212List of datasetsList of species664b625d2a9c6_20240523_024424
502024-05-22whole_speciescsv7760List of datasetsList of species664db9dfae4b2_20240522_053433
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.