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)205
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)492
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)2
diversity indexes (diversity)4
Observations based on criteria (points)579
All observations of species (whole_species)226
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
10012018-03-14dist_spshapefile17List of datasetsList of species5aa974e87a006_20180314_152501
10022018-03-06pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5a9ebfd3bf034_20180306_112153
10032018-02-07dist_spcsv8List of datasetsList of species5a7a4e26c6b8d_20180206_234457
10042018-01-25dist_spcsv163List of datasetsList of species5a69f52df312c_20180125_102213
10052018-01-19pointsshapefile14List of datasetsList of species5a61dedd3cf29_20180119_70609
10062018-01-14dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5a5b39e6c2351_20180114_60920
10072018-01-12dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5a58df870af69_20180112_111721
10082018-01-12dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_94536
10092018-01-12dist_spshapefile12List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_80210
10102018-01-12dist_spcsv13List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_53201
10112018-01-12dist_spcsv12List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_81552
10122018-01-12dist_spshapefile13List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_52327
10132018-01-12dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_95536
10142018-01-12dist_spshapefile12List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_52252
10152018-01-12dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_95619
10162018-01-12dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_94617
10172018-01-11dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133822
10182018-01-11dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133812
10192018-01-11dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133813
10202018-01-11dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133820
10212018-01-11dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133807
10222018-01-03dist_spkml12List of datasetsList of species5a4d52a840af3_20180103_170518
10232017-12-05dist_taxakml541List of datasetsList of species5a2745da3756b_20171205_202454
10242017-12-05dist_taxakml541List of datasetsList of species5a2745da3756b_20171205_202458
10252017-11-27pointscsv65List of datasetsList of species5a1c6c373a1d3_20171127_150104
10262017-11-26dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5a1af15922484_20171126_115250
10272017-11-26dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5a1af15922484_20171126_115258
10282017-11-26dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5a1af15922484_20171126_115255
10292017-11-06pointscsv12List of datasetsList of species5a005daca7e2a_20171106_80641
10302017-11-02pointscsv14List of datasetsList of species59fb29cec4745_20171102_102152
10312017-11-02pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species59fb287856292_20171102_101751
10322017-11-02pointscsv39List of datasetsList of species59fb224648bbe_20171102_100003
10332017-11-02dist_spcsv13List of datasetsList of species59fb224648bbe_20171102_95404
10342017-11-02pointscsv5List of datasetsList of species59fb27b92396e_20171102_101240
10352017-11-02dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species59fb9e00744c9_20171102_185024
10362017-10-30dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species59f708b00483d_20171030_71303
10372017-10-30dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species59f708b00483d_20171030_71253
10382017-10-29dist_taxacsv492List of datasetsList of species59f60894a1dc5_20171029_133004
10392017-10-29dist_taxashapefile492List of datasetsList of species59f60894a1dc5_20171029_132142
10402017-10-26dist_spshapefile118List of datasetsList of species59f1e107be4cf_20171026_95044
10412017-10-26pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species59f249bbe789f_20171026_165109
10422017-10-25dist_taxakml541List of datasetsList of species59f0dfbfdd447_20171025_150327
10432017-10-25dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species59f099fb4df26_20171025_101728
10442017-10-25pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species59f099fb4df26_20171025_101126
10452017-10-19pointscsv39List of datasetsList of species59e8e01e64b62_20171019_134105
10462017-10-19pointscsv39List of datasetsList of species59e8e01e64b62_20171019_133029
10472017-10-18pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species59e72bc84528f_20171018_63619
10482017-10-18pointscsv676List of datasetsList of species59e7240600df0_20171018_60719
10492017-10-18pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species59e72bc84528f_20171018_63417
10502017-10-18pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species59e72bc84528f_20171018_62630
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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.