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
12512016-12-20pointsshapefile15List of datasetsList of species5859961871859_20161220_153921
12522016-12-12pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species584f1c6478802_20161212_170638
12532016-12-05dist_spkml45List of datasetsList of species582cdc80e8fe9_20161205_153146
12542016-12-05dist_spkml45List of datasetsList of species582cdc80e8fe9_20161205_174010
12552016-12-04dist_taxakml736List of datasetsList of species5844d5957ebb8_20161204_215203
12562016-11-30pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species583f77cbd8ef3_20161130_201434
12572016-11-30pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species583d5633cee28_20161130_15925
12582016-11-29pointsshapefile15List of datasetsList of species583d913730cb8_20161129_93649
12592016-11-29pointsshapefile15List of datasetsList of species583d913730cb8_20161129_94154
12602016-11-29pointswms15List of datasetsList of species583d913730cb8_20161129_93746
12612016-11-28dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species583c202493a9b_20161128_72307
12622016-11-28pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species583c202493a9b_20161128_71743
12632016-11-28dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species583c1e385d1fd_20161128_71314
12642016-11-28dist_spcsv12List of datasetsList of species583c202493a9b_20161128_72905
12652016-11-28dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species583c202493a9b_20161128_73329
12662016-11-27pointskml39List of datasetsList of species583b8b5ea751a_20161127_204459
12672016-11-27dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species583b85a9da6e5_20161127_201736
12682016-11-27dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species583b8ce7da02f_20161127_205143
12692016-11-27dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species583b85a9da6e5_20161127_201734
12702016-11-27dist_spcsv11List of datasetsList of species583b8ce7da02f_20161127_205812
12712016-11-26dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species5839aaafd50eb_20161126_103232
12722016-11-23dist_spshapefile12List of datasetsList of species583561e404051_20161123_45116
12732016-11-22dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species58347bcf31537_20161122_121109
12742016-11-21dist_spkml218List of datasetsList of species58333e7fe40fa_20161121_133607
12752016-11-21dist_spkml218List of datasetsList of species58333e7fe40fa_20161121_133610
12762016-11-18pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species582f465558ebc_20161118_143232
12772016-11-15pointsshapefile53List of datasetsList of species582b55d070593_20161115_141230
12782016-11-14pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species582a13d94104c_20161114_144359
12792016-11-13pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5828f720358c3_20161113_182943
12802016-10-31pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species58178b77b9ea5_20161031_142136
12812016-10-27dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species5811a39414b0d_20161027_25751
12822016-10-27pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species5811a39414b0d_20161027_30154
12832016-10-27pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5811a39414b0d_20161027_30744
12842016-10-23dist_taxakml541List of datasetsList of species580c56851d4cf_20161023_22828
12852016-10-18pointskml676List of datasetsList of species58067a62e0aef_20161018_153956
12862016-10-18pointskml676List of datasetsList of species58067a62e0aef_20161018_155156
12872016-10-18pointskml676List of datasetsList of species58067a62e0aef_20161018_155213
12882016-10-16dist_spshapefile146List of datasetsList of species5804030c6a88c_20161016_185612
12892016-10-14dist_spcsv12List of datasetsList of species5800e84a61815_20161014_101903
12902016-10-14dist_taxashapefile265List of datasetsList of species580071ec87581_20161014_23302
12912016-10-14dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5800f7c4bcb17_20161014_112132
12922016-10-14dist_spshapefile218List of datasetsList of species5800f6c442bb7_20161014_111727
12932016-10-14dist_spshapefile17List of datasetsList of species5800f5bbadb27_20161014_111326
12942016-10-11dist_taxashapefile537List of datasetsList of species57fcc999b0335_20161011_72834
12952016-10-11dist_taxashapefile253List of datasetsList of species57fcc999b0335_20161011_71536
12962016-10-10dist_spshapefile218List of datasetsList of species57fb6fa576946_20161010_64518
12972016-10-08dist_spshapefile59List of datasetsList of species57f900139ad18_20161008_103822
12982016-10-07dist_spkml4List of datasetsList of species57f7a60f35132_20161007_94147
12992016-10-07dist_spkml12List of datasetsList of species57f79c936b074_20161007_90125
13002016-10-07pointscsv21List of datasetsList of species57f7f53eec47a_20161007_152458
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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.