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)203
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)488
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)2
diversity indexes (diversity)4
Observations based on criteria (points)578
All observations of species (whole_species)218
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
11012017-05-29dist_spshapefile265List of datasetsList of species592bfce002510_20170529_65217
11022017-05-18dist_spkml16List of datasetsList of species591d1912915d5_20170518_01736
11032017-05-17dist_spkml4List of datasetsList of species591ce1bcb582d_20170517_195511
11042017-05-17dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species591cf58a670be_20170517_212036
11052017-05-17dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species591cf9a439446_20170517_213245
11062017-05-17dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species591cd0d3e54fe_20170517_192555
11072017-05-17dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species591cd0d3e54fe_20170517_193555
11082017-05-17dist_spkml4List of datasetsList of species591d03c3037a1_20170517_221845
11092017-05-17dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species591cd0d3e54fe_20170517_194451
11102017-05-17dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species591ce346c856f_20170517_211214
11112017-05-16pointscsv39List of datasetsList of species591ab4b9a311a_20170516_54814
11122017-05-11dist_spcsv178List of datasetsList of species5914dc8c532f5_20170511_175440
11132017-05-09pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5911da5cd925a_20170509_115147
11142017-05-03dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5909830516df5_20170503_85332
11152017-05-03dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5909830516df5_20170503_85337
11162017-05-03dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5909830516df5_20170503_85338
11172017-05-03dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5909830516df5_20170503_85339
11182017-04-28dist_spshapefile11List of datasetsList of species59032830efcb0_20170428_73225
11192017-04-28dist_spshapefile4List of datasetsList of species590327907a37d_20170428_72936
11202017-04-28dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species590328733197c_20170428_73326
11212017-04-28dist_spshapefile13List of datasetsList of species590328f965fce_20170428_73541
11222017-04-26dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5900de362d81c_20170426_135241
11232017-04-26dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5900de362d81c_20170426_135220
11242017-04-26dist_taxakml36List of datasetsList of species5900a93a38ea6_20170426_102720
11252017-04-26pointsshapefile51List of datasetsList of species5900b63e7947f_20170426_110926
11262017-04-26dist_taxacsv36List of datasetsList of species5900a93a38ea6_20170426_102244
11272017-04-25pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species590015894fe17_20170425_233557
11282017-04-25pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species59001688efd47_20170425_234007
11292017-04-23dist_spkml178List of datasetsList of species58fcbcd090afd_20170423_104752
11302017-04-23dist_spcsv178List of datasetsList of species58fcc177d588b_20170423_114031
11312017-04-19dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species58f7863947143_20170419_114649
11322017-04-17dist_taxashapefile245List of datasetsList of species58f53fd8c1421_20170417_184932
11332017-04-17dist_taxacsv245List of datasetsList of species58f53fd8c1421_20170417_184735
11342017-04-17pointsshapefile386List of datasetsList of species58f53fd8c1421_20170417_184608
11352017-04-17dist_taxashapefile265List of datasetsList of species58f53fd8c1421_20170417_184031
11362017-04-14pointsshapefile32List of datasetsList of species58f0c535c2538_20170414_85752
11372017-04-10pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species58eb9c57a1bd8_20170410_105924
11382017-03-30pointscsv14List of datasetsList of species58dd32698821b_20170330_123801
11392017-03-26dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species58d7b195875d5_20170326_81848
11402017-03-24dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species58d56b8e90bb3_20170324_151957
11412017-03-24dist_spcsv11List of datasetsList of species58d56b8e90bb3_20170324_150931
11422017-03-24dist_spshapefile11List of datasetsList of species58d56b8e90bb3_20170324_150822
11432017-03-24pointsshapefile15List of datasetsList of species58d54683747b3_20170324_132538
11442017-03-24pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species58d54683747b3_20170324_132429
11452017-03-22pointskml83List of datasetsList of species58d156178e374_20170322_95614
11462017-03-22pointskml83List of datasetsList of species58d156178e374_20170322_95551
11472017-03-22pointskml83List of datasetsList of species58d156178e374_20170322_95544
11482017-03-22pointskml98List of datasetsList of species58d156178e374_20170322_95747
11492017-03-22pointskml83List of datasetsList of species58d283fa6977c_20170322_100257
11502017-03-22pointskml83List of datasetsList of species58d283fa6977c_20170322_100259
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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.