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
11512017-06-01dist_spkml12List of datasetsList of species59309c672384d_20170601_191608
11522017-06-01pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species59306cdff189f_20170601_153723
11532017-06-01pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species593069a7664d7_20170601_152349
11542017-06-01pointsshapefile39List of datasetsList of species5930682da9ac9_20170601_151740
11552017-06-01pointsshapefile39List of datasetsList of species59306722c1026_20170601_151342
11562017-06-01pointsshapefile14List of datasetsList of species59306ebfd019f_20170601_154520
11572017-06-01pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species59306ab4e8947_20170601_152826
11582017-05-31dist_spshapefile17List of datasetsList of species592e6cf5038df_20170531_32210
11592017-05-31dist_spshapefile178List of datasetsList of species592e5ebf989ec_20170531_23232
11602017-05-31pointsshapefile34List of datasetsList of species592e4b5ae668e_20170531_05407
11612017-05-31pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species592e603d54426_20170531_22225
11622017-05-31pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species592e603d54426_20170531_21904
11632017-05-29dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species592be205ece67_20170529_45551
11642017-05-29dist_taxakml223List of datasetsList of species592be150c82a4_20170529_45332
11652017-05-29dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species592be150c82a4_20170529_45304
11662017-05-29dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species592be1ec9382a_20170529_45525
11672017-05-29dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species592be150c82a4_20170529_45300
11682017-05-29dist_taxakml223List of datasetsList of species592be150c82a4_20170529_45325
11692017-05-29dist_spshapefile265List of datasetsList of species592bfce002510_20170529_65217
11702017-05-18dist_spkml16List of datasetsList of species591d1912915d5_20170518_01736
11712017-05-17dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species591cd0d3e54fe_20170517_194451
11722017-05-17dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species591cf58a670be_20170517_212036
11732017-05-17dist_spkml4List of datasetsList of species591ce1bcb582d_20170517_195511
11742017-05-17dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species591cf9a439446_20170517_213245
11752017-05-17dist_spkml4List of datasetsList of species591d03c3037a1_20170517_221845
11762017-05-17dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species591cd0d3e54fe_20170517_192555
11772017-05-17dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species591cd0d3e54fe_20170517_193555
11782017-05-17dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species591ce346c856f_20170517_211214
11792017-05-16pointscsv39List of datasetsList of species591ab4b9a311a_20170516_54814
11802017-05-11dist_spcsv178List of datasetsList of species5914dc8c532f5_20170511_175440
11812017-05-09pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5911da5cd925a_20170509_115147
11822017-05-03dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5909830516df5_20170503_85332
11832017-05-03dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5909830516df5_20170503_85339
11842017-05-03dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5909830516df5_20170503_85337
11852017-05-03dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5909830516df5_20170503_85338
11862017-04-28dist_spshapefile4List of datasetsList of species590327907a37d_20170428_72936
11872017-04-28dist_spshapefile11List of datasetsList of species59032830efcb0_20170428_73225
11882017-04-28dist_spshapefile13List of datasetsList of species590328f965fce_20170428_73541
11892017-04-28dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species590328733197c_20170428_73326
11902017-04-26dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5900de362d81c_20170426_135220
11912017-04-26dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5900de362d81c_20170426_135241
11922017-04-26pointsshapefile51List of datasetsList of species5900b63e7947f_20170426_110926
11932017-04-26dist_taxakml36List of datasetsList of species5900a93a38ea6_20170426_102720
11942017-04-26dist_taxacsv36List of datasetsList of species5900a93a38ea6_20170426_102244
11952017-04-25pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species59001688efd47_20170425_234007
11962017-04-25pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species590015894fe17_20170425_233557
11972017-04-23dist_spkml178List of datasetsList of species58fcbcd090afd_20170423_104752
11982017-04-23dist_spcsv178List of datasetsList of species58fcc177d588b_20170423_114031
11992017-04-19dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species58f7863947143_20170419_114649
12002017-04-17pointsshapefile386List of datasetsList of species58f53fd8c1421_20170417_184608
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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.