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)257
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
10512018-04-05dist_spshapefile147List of datasetsList of species5ac61df9188f6_20180405_105309
10522018-03-14dist_spshapefile17List of datasetsList of species5aa974e87a006_20180314_152501
10532018-03-14pointsshapefile34List of datasetsList of species5aa974e87a006_20180314_152456
10542018-03-14pointsshapefile34List of datasetsList of species5aa974e87a006_20180314_151931
10552018-03-06pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5a9ebfd3bf034_20180306_112153
10562018-02-07dist_spcsv8List of datasetsList of species5a7a4e26c6b8d_20180206_234457
10572018-01-25dist_spcsv163List of datasetsList of species5a69f52df312c_20180125_102213
10582018-01-19pointsshapefile14List of datasetsList of species5a61dedd3cf29_20180119_70609
10592018-01-14dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5a5b39e6c2351_20180114_60920
10602018-01-12dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5a58df870af69_20180112_111721
10612018-01-12dist_spcsv12List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_81552
10622018-01-12dist_spshapefile13List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_52327
10632018-01-12dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_94617
10642018-01-12dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_95619
10652018-01-12dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_95536
10662018-01-12dist_spshapefile12List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_80210
10672018-01-12dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_94536
10682018-01-12dist_spcsv13List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_53201
10692018-01-12dist_spshapefile12List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_52252
10702018-01-11dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133812
10712018-01-11dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133807
10722018-01-11dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133820
10732018-01-11dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133813
10742018-01-11dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133822
10752018-01-03dist_spkml12List of datasetsList of species5a4d52a840af3_20180103_170518
10762017-12-05dist_taxakml541List of datasetsList of species5a2745da3756b_20171205_202458
10772017-12-05dist_taxakml541List of datasetsList of species5a2745da3756b_20171205_202454
10782017-11-27pointscsv65List of datasetsList of species5a1c6c373a1d3_20171127_150104
10792017-11-26dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5a1af15922484_20171126_115255
10802017-11-26dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5a1af15922484_20171126_115250
10812017-11-26dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5a1af15922484_20171126_115258
10822017-11-06pointscsv12List of datasetsList of species5a005daca7e2a_20171106_80641
10832017-11-02dist_spcsv13List of datasetsList of species59fb224648bbe_20171102_95404
10842017-11-02pointscsv39List of datasetsList of species59fb224648bbe_20171102_100003
10852017-11-02pointscsv5List of datasetsList of species59fb27b92396e_20171102_101240
10862017-11-02pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species59fb287856292_20171102_101751
10872017-11-02pointscsv14List of datasetsList of species59fb29cec4745_20171102_102152
10882017-11-02dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species59fb9e00744c9_20171102_185024
10892017-10-30dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species59f708b00483d_20171030_71303
10902017-10-30dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species59f708b00483d_20171030_71253
10912017-10-29dist_taxashapefile492List of datasetsList of species59f60894a1dc5_20171029_132142
10922017-10-29dist_taxacsv492List of datasetsList of species59f60894a1dc5_20171029_133004
10932017-10-26dist_spshapefile118List of datasetsList of species59f1e107be4cf_20171026_95044
10942017-10-26pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species59f249bbe789f_20171026_165109
10952017-10-25dist_taxakml541List of datasetsList of species59f0dfbfdd447_20171025_150327
10962017-10-25pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species59f099fb4df26_20171025_101126
10972017-10-25dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species59f099fb4df26_20171025_101728
10982017-10-19pointscsv39List of datasetsList of species59e8e01e64b62_20171019_133029
10992017-10-19pointscsv39List of datasetsList of species59e8e01e64b62_20171019_134105
11002017-10-18pointscsv676List of datasetsList of species59e7240600df0_20171018_60719
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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.