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
13512016-07-18pointscsv14List of datasetsList of species578c85d4a0128_20160718_33251
13522016-07-15dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species5789483559b62_20160715_165146
13532016-07-14diversityshapefile174List of datasetsList of species5787ea218431b_20160714_154416
13542016-07-14dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5787ea218431b_20160714_160914
13552016-07-12pointskml1List of datasetsList of species5784af3631fa8_20160712_83100
13562016-07-12diversitykml174List of datasetsList of species578403ebe6010_20160712_163511
13572016-07-11pointscsv39List of datasetsList of species578365174f028_20160711_222250
13582016-07-11pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species578365174f028_20160711_52208
13592016-07-07whole_speciescsv10List of datasetsList of species577ea6cd583a2_20160707_160028
13602016-07-01dist_spkml676List of datasetsList of species5776a73dccbf9_20160701_132535
13612016-06-24dist_spkml65List of datasetsList of species57699ba97fc63_20160623_162458
13622016-06-24whole_speciescsv14List of datasetsList of species576c384feda17_20160623_153012
13632016-06-22whole_speciesshapefile32List of datasetsList of species57699b324858e_20160621_155508
13642016-06-17dist_spshapefile838List of datasetsList of species5762c6670c47d_20160616_114716
13652016-06-11whole_speciesshapefile21List of datasetsList of species575b712ddc43a_20160610_220249
13662016-06-10whole_speciesshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5759bed9c090f_20160609_151152
13672016-06-10dist_spcsv21List of datasetsList of species5759bf87730ba_20160609_151553
13682016-06-10dist_spshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5759bf87730ba_20160609_151224
13692016-05-25dist_spshapefile741List of datasetsList of species57452cd59a133_20160525_05706
13702016-05-20whole_speciesshapefile10List of datasetsList of species573e16de5cd28_20160519_154418
13712016-05-20whole_speciesshapefile10List of datasetsList of species573e043bcb11d_20160519_143026
13722016-05-19dist_spshapefile692List of datasetsList of species573c9f8b79884_20160518_135627
13732016-05-19dist_spshapefile692List of datasetsList of species573c9f8b79884_20160518_172200
13742016-05-19dist_spcsv692List of datasetsList of species573c9f8b79884_20160518_135955
13752016-05-19dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species573c9f8b79884_20160518_131151
13762016-05-19dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species573c9f8b79884_20160518_131439
13772016-05-18dist_spcsv159List of datasetsList of species573ae00f1d6f7_20160517_83333
13782016-05-17dist_spkml676List of datasetsList of species573a3e34c6787_20160516_174308
13792016-05-17pointsshapefile838List of datasetsList of species5739bdb295077_20160516_105932
13802016-05-16dist_spcsv117List of datasetsList of species5738fad5c9fd7_20160515_184918
13812016-05-16dist_spcsv140List of datasetsList of species5738ecaf40c2c_20160515_175633
13822016-05-16dist_spcsv8List of datasetsList of species5738fad5c9fd7_20160515_190215
13832016-05-16dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species5738fad5c9fd7_20160515_190733
13842016-05-16dist_spcsv8List of datasetsList of species5738fad5c9fd7_20160515_191112
13852016-05-16dist_spcsv4List of datasetsList of species5738fad5c9fd7_20160515_191736
13862016-05-16dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species5738fad5c9fd7_20160515_191952
13872016-05-16dist_spcsv10List of datasetsList of species5738fad5c9fd7_20160515_195557
13882016-05-16dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species5738fad5c9fd7_20160515_200220
13892016-05-13dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species5734bf0134490_20160512_133709
13902016-05-12dist_spshapefile14List of datasetsList of species5733c31e225d0_20160511_194932
13912016-05-11pointscsv21List of datasetsList of species573202de64d6f_20160510_115300
13922016-05-09pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species57305e724ac9c_20160509_60203
13932016-05-04dist_spshapefile668List of datasetsList of species5728f5fd937bf_20160503_150631
13942016-05-04pointsshapefile653List of datasetsList of species5728f5fd937bf_20160503_153610
13952016-05-04pointsshapefile660List of datasetsList of species5728f5fd937bf_20160503_170411
13962016-04-29dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species572369e07ff97_20160429_100900
13972016-04-28dist_taxakml838List of datasetsList of species5720f070e9181_20160427_130212
13982016-04-27dist_taxakml838List of datasetsList of species571fa4f60bf43_20160426_132731
13992016-04-16pointscsv676List of datasetsList of species57118babdadb6_20160415_220355
14002016-04-13dist_spshapefile15List of datasetsList of species570e50efa1ab9_20160413_111912
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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.