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
13012016-10-07pointscsv12List of datasetsList of species57f7f53eec47a_20161007_152138
13022016-10-06pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species57f6bd763c610_20161006_171707
13032016-10-04dist_spkml4List of datasetsList of species57f3b66e28aea_20161004_100322
13042016-10-04dist_spkml12List of datasetsList of species57f3a6edea543_20161004_85732
13052016-10-04dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species57f3bfbed1894_20161004_104218
13062016-10-03dist_spkml12List of datasetsList of species57f266484fe89_20161003_101149
13072016-10-03dist_spkml163List of datasetsList of species57f266484fe89_20161003_102401
13082016-10-03dist_spkml163List of datasetsList of species57f266484fe89_20161003_101919
13092016-10-03pointskml676List of datasetsList of species57f2c3fdda293_20161003_165451
13102016-09-27pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species57ea5a03ef8ec_20160927_74652
13112016-09-22dist_spkml16List of datasetsList of species57e34bc83cfb6_20160922_115638
13122016-09-22dist_spkml16List of datasetsList of species57e34bc83cfb6_20160922_115640
13132016-09-12dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species57d76390cf859_20160912_222612
13142016-09-07pointscsv5List of datasetsList of species57d017a6cdf84_20160907_102423
13152016-09-07pointscsv15List of datasetsList of species57d017a6cdf84_20160907_101316
13162016-09-07pointscsv575List of datasetsList of species57d017a6cdf84_20160907_103051
13172016-09-07pointscsv14List of datasetsList of species57d017a6cdf84_20160907_102939
13182016-09-07pointscsv39List of datasetsList of species57d017a6cdf84_20160907_102622
13192016-09-07pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species57d017a6cdf84_20160907_102807
13202016-09-05pointsshapefile596List of datasetsList of species57cd2895b4719_20160905_43029
13212016-09-02dist_spshapefile59List of datasetsList of species57c9ae082cc3c_20160902_131200
13222016-09-02dist_spshapefile20List of datasetsList of species57c9aea108325_20160902_131555
13232016-09-02dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species57c9af0be661d_20160902_132044
13242016-09-02dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species57c9af0be661d_20160902_133315
13252016-09-02dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species57c9af0be661d_20160902_133314
13262016-09-02dist_spshapefile139List of datasetsList of species57c9aec7d0178_20160902_131859
13272016-09-02dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species57c9af0be661d_20160902_133310
13282016-09-02dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species57c9af0be661d_20160902_133313
13292016-09-02pointsshapefile50List of datasetsList of species57c9564c384d5_20160902_64337
13302016-09-02pointscsv5List of datasetsList of species57c9b98054c9d_20160902_134211
13312016-08-21dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species57b94c3c6a6dc_20160821_30908
13322016-08-18dist_spshapefile176List of datasetsList of species57b591799ceb8_20160818_70311
13332016-08-18dist_taxacsv251List of datasetsList of species57b591799ceb8_20160818_65646
13342016-08-18dist_spshapefile176List of datasetsList of species57b591799ceb8_20160818_73623
13352016-08-18dist_taxashapefile251List of datasetsList of species57b591799ceb8_20160818_64945
13362016-08-16dist_spshapefile13List of datasetsList of species57b3bf2c0858b_20160816_213549
13372016-08-12pointsshapefile15List of datasetsList of species57adce8a40ced_20160812_94717
13382016-08-12pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species57adce8a40ced_20160812_101820
13392016-08-12pointsshapefile39List of datasetsList of species57adce8a40ced_20160812_103523
13402016-08-12pointsshapefile10List of datasetsList of species57adce8a40ced_20160812_104427
13412016-08-12pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species57adce8a40ced_20160812_103107
13422016-08-12pointsshapefile575List of datasetsList of species57adce8a40ced_20160812_101559
13432016-08-12pointsshapefile14List of datasetsList of species57adce8a40ced_20160812_100402
13442016-08-12pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species57adce8a40ced_20160812_104211
13452016-07-26pointscsv15List of datasetsList of species5797be40e018f_20160726_155919
13462016-07-26pointscsv5List of datasetsList of species579758abb8215_20160726_84140
13472016-07-26pointswfs5List of datasetsList of species579758abb8215_20160726_84639
13482016-07-18pointscsv14List of datasetsList of species578c85d4a0128_20160718_33251
13492016-07-15dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species5789483559b62_20160715_165146
13502016-07-14dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5787ea218431b_20160714_160914
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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.