SCANS II cetacean sightings from aerial surveys 2005
Sea Mammal Research Unit, University of St. Andrews

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 202220212020201920182017201620152014
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)206
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)504
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)2
diversity indexes (diversity)4
Observations based on criteria (points)588
All observations of species (whole_species)260
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)37
  • 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
12022-11-30whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species63879ff547722_20221130_133726
22022-11-30whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species63879ff547722_20221130_133853
32022-11-30whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species63879ff547722_20221130_133846
42022-11-18whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species63783783db0ac_20221118_213849
52022-11-17dist_spkml14List of datasetsList of species6375e58f604c1_20221117_025408
62022-11-17dist_spkml14List of datasetsList of species6375e58f604c1_20221117_025359
72022-11-16whole_speciescsv39List of datasetsList of species63754fdfd7656_20221116_160411
82022-11-16whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species63754fdfd7656_20221116_160636
92022-11-14whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species6372470823364_20221114_085306
102022-11-14whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6371a3fb3baf7_20221113_211329
112022-11-14dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species63728fe49ab06_20221114_140426
122022-11-13whole_speciescsv12List of datasetsList of species636f9774088b1_20221113_054256
132022-11-13whole_speciescsv12List of datasetsList of species636f9774088b1_20221113_054840
142022-11-12dist_spcsv76List of datasetsList of species636f9774088b1_20221112_075752
152022-11-12whole_speciescsv12List of datasetsList of species636f9774088b1_20221112_075724
162022-11-08pointsshapefile14List of datasetsList of species636abd1cda371_20221108_163824
172022-11-08pointsshapefile575List of datasetsList of species636abd1cda371_20221108_170834
182022-11-08pointsshapefile39List of datasetsList of species636abd1cda371_20221108_163149
192022-11-08pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species636abd1cda371_20221108_162542
202022-11-08pointsshapefile33List of datasetsList of species636ad26024818_20221108_171027
212022-11-08pointsshapefile33List of datasetsList of species636ad26024818_20221108_171201
222022-11-08pointsshapefile15List of datasetsList of species636abd1cda371_20221108_155644
232022-11-08whole_speciesgdb3List of datasetsList of species636ab59d2547f_20221108_150451
242022-11-08whole_speciesgdb3List of datasetsList of species636ab59d2547f_20221108_151404
252022-11-08whole_speciesgdb3List of datasetsList of species636ab59d2547f_20221108_152558
262022-11-04whole_speciesgdb39List of datasetsList of species63651b9ea7c52_20221104_100958
272022-11-03dist_spcsv15List of datasetsList of species636438f33a9b8_20221103_180748
282022-11-01whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species63612e6886466_20221101_103547
292022-11-01whole_speciesgdb3List of datasetsList of species63612bad9b00b_20221101_102920
302022-10-31dist_spcsv15List of datasetsList of species63602cbd5c09f_20221031_163621
312022-10-31dist_spcsv15List of datasetsList of species63602cbd5c09f_20221031_163629
322022-10-28whole_speciesgdb15List of datasetsList of species635c2afd0b5d8_20221028_155057
332022-10-27pointsshapefile676List of datasetsList of species635ae499687bc_20221027_161207
342022-10-27whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species635ab05ac1eb5_20221027_124046
352022-10-25dist_spkml4List of datasetsList of species635848b82da73_20221025_163651
362022-10-25whole_speciesgdb3List of datasetsList of species635783acbf779_20221025_024140
372022-10-24whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species63567a4802828_20221024_074555
382022-10-24whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6356555066e57_20221024_062215
392022-10-19whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species63507791c2411_20221019_191933
402022-10-19whole_speciesgdb3List of datasetsList of species6350789524488_20221019_184326
412022-10-19whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species6350789524488_20221019_184224
422022-10-18whole_specieskml14List of datasetsList of species634f2cf1cb4ea_20221018_185458
432022-10-18whole_speciescsv14List of datasetsList of species634f2cf1cb4ea_20221018_185444
442022-10-17whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species634d7700dfdb7_20221017_114634
452022-10-17whole_specieskml5List of datasetsList of species634d7700dfdb7_20221017_114642
462022-10-17whole_speciesgdb5List of datasetsList of species634d7700dfdb7_20221017_114652
472022-10-09whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species6343639ed7aa7_20221009_204246
482022-10-05dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species633dabe48f221_20221005_121203
492022-10-05dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species633d8eff87de5_20221005_102421
502022-10-05dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species633dad2206c14_20221005_121353
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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.