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
12012017-04-23dist_spcsv178List of datasetsList of species58fcc177d588b_20170423_114031
12022017-04-19dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species58f7863947143_20170419_114649
12032017-04-17dist_taxacsv245List of datasetsList of species58f53fd8c1421_20170417_184735
12042017-04-17dist_taxashapefile245List of datasetsList of species58f53fd8c1421_20170417_184932
12052017-04-17dist_taxashapefile265List of datasetsList of species58f53fd8c1421_20170417_184031
12062017-04-17pointsshapefile386List of datasetsList of species58f53fd8c1421_20170417_184608
12072017-04-14pointsshapefile32List of datasetsList of species58f0c535c2538_20170414_85752
12082017-04-10pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species58eb9c57a1bd8_20170410_105924
12092017-03-30pointscsv14List of datasetsList of species58dd32698821b_20170330_123801
12102017-03-26dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species58d7b195875d5_20170326_81848
12112017-03-24dist_spshapefile11List of datasetsList of species58d56b8e90bb3_20170324_150822
12122017-03-24dist_spcsv11List of datasetsList of species58d56b8e90bb3_20170324_150931
12132017-03-24dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species58d56b8e90bb3_20170324_151957
12142017-03-24pointsshapefile15List of datasetsList of species58d54683747b3_20170324_132538
12152017-03-24pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species58d54683747b3_20170324_132429
12162017-03-22pointskml83List of datasetsList of species58d283fa6977c_20170322_100259
12172017-03-22pointskml83List of datasetsList of species58d156178e374_20170322_95544
12182017-03-22pointskml83List of datasetsList of species58d156178e374_20170322_95551
12192017-03-22pointskml83List of datasetsList of species58d156178e374_20170322_95614
12202017-03-22pointskml98List of datasetsList of species58d156178e374_20170322_95744
12212017-03-22pointskml98List of datasetsList of species58d156178e374_20170322_95747
12222017-03-22pointskml98List of datasetsList of species58d156178e374_20170322_95755
12232017-03-22pointskml83List of datasetsList of species58d156178e374_20170322_95607
12242017-03-22pointskml83List of datasetsList of species58d283fa6977c_20170322_100250
12252017-03-22pointskml83List of datasetsList of species58d283fa6977c_20170322_100300
12262017-03-22pointskml83List of datasetsList of species58d283fa6977c_20170322_100301
12272017-03-22pointskml83List of datasetsList of species58d283fa6977c_20170322_100258
12282017-03-22pointskml83List of datasetsList of species58d283fa6977c_20170322_100257
12292017-03-17dist_spcsv235List of datasetsList of species58cbcaa0365a5_20170317_74813
12302017-03-09dist_spkml24List of datasetsList of species58c18c2e802c8_20170309_122004
12312017-03-09pointscsv14List of datasetsList of species58c1be70ebccc_20170309_155656
12322017-03-09pointscsv39List of datasetsList of species58c1be70ebccc_20170309_155203
12332017-02-28pointscsv21List of datasetsList of species58b486498cd61_20170228_143209
12342017-02-21pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species58ac5f90ecb9c_20170221_104236
12352017-02-03dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5894666f2cc96_20170203_61605
12362017-02-03dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5894666f2cc96_20170203_61734
12372017-01-18pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species587ff7be7d9c1_20170118_181948
12382017-01-18pointsshapefile53List of datasetsList of species587ff98dc3fe6_20170118_182717
12392017-01-17dist_spkml152List of datasetsList of species587e636dea445_20170117_133443
12402017-01-17pointsshapefile14List of datasetsList of species587e47e286df7_20170117_115608
12412017-01-17pointsshapefile14List of datasetsList of species587e47e286df7_20170117_120125
12422017-01-13dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species587895aa25c4e_20170113_35645
12432017-01-13dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species587895aa25c4e_20170113_35650
12442017-01-09pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species58733696e138c_20170109_22451
12452017-01-09pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species58733696e138c_20170109_21109
12462017-01-04pointsshapefile14List of datasetsList of species586d302c79e6f_20170104_122626
12472017-01-04pointsshapefile53List of datasetsList of species586d3e9825420_20170104_132748
12482017-01-04pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species586d2a0d25f79_20170104_120242
12492017-01-04pointsshapefile575List of datasetsList of species586d2bc405e2d_20170104_120730
12502017-01-04pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species586d2ee1a30d7_20170104_122049
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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.