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)202
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)488
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)2
diversity indexes (diversity)4
Observations based on criteria (points)578
All observations of species (whole_species)218
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
14012015-09-15dist_spshapefile14List of datasetsList of species55f8b784ea93e_20150915_210311
14022015-09-14pointsshapefile838List of datasetsList of species55f66b8bd6d87_20150914_25001
14032015-09-13pointsshapefile568List of datasetsList of species55f564e13c205_20150913_81017
14042015-09-09dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species55f07b0e4fdc5_20150909_144303
14052015-09-09dist_taxacsv838List of datasetsList of species55f07b0e4fdc5_20150909_144630
14062015-09-08whole_speciescsv21List of datasetsList of species55eefd7e8f682_20150908_132101
14072015-09-08whole_speciescsv21List of datasetsList of species55eefd7e8f682_20150908_131938
14082015-09-08whole_speciescsv21List of datasetsList of species55eefd7e8f682_20150908_131507
14092015-07-22dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species55affbca95b5f_20150722_162602
14102015-07-10dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species559ff9bd52c71_20150710_125945
14112015-07-08dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species559d3cc44f404_20150708_111152
14122015-07-06dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species559aa9475a836_20150706_122759
14132015-07-06dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species559aa351513f3_20150706_115801
14142015-06-30dist_spcsv838List of datasetsList of species5592abce61bd9_20150630_105232
14152015-06-24dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species558ae81921d09_20150624_141617
14162015-06-16whole_speciescsv12List of datasetsList of species5580626c2ee2c_20150616_142922
14172015-06-16whole_speciescsv12List of datasetsList of species5580626c2ee2c_20150616_144316
14182015-06-12dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species557aa82dc69dc_20150612_54100
14192015-06-01whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species556c8717ea4e0_20150601_122943
14202015-05-26dist_taxacsv838List of datasetsList of species5564abba627f1_20150526_132648
14212015-05-21whole_speciescsv39List of datasetsList of species555e1b17881b1_20150521_135528
14222015-05-21whole_speciescsv575List of datasetsList of species555e1b17881b1_20150521_135819
14232015-05-21whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species555e1b17881b1_20150521_135644
14242015-05-21whole_speciescsv39List of datasetsList of species555e1b17881b1_20150521_135339
14252015-05-06dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species554a2b764ac7a_20150506_105923
14262015-04-30dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species5542290980b83_20150430_91838
14272015-04-30dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species5542290980b83_20150430_91654
14282015-04-30dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species5542290980b83_20150430_92554
14292015-04-30dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species5542290980b83_20150430_92144
14302015-04-30whole_speciesshapefile14List of datasetsList of species55428ed4d397d_20150430_203131
14312015-04-30whole_speciescsv15List of datasetsList of species5542b0c357723_20150430_185005
14322015-04-29dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species554121c16d04f_20150429_145231
14332015-04-29dist_spshapefile101List of datasetsList of species554121c16d04f_20150429_142623
14342015-04-26whole_speciesshapefile14List of datasetsList of species553c829ecde11_20150426_22414
14352015-04-26whole_speciescsv15List of datasetsList of species553d578556850_20150426_172434
14362015-04-24pointscsv838List of datasetsList of species553a02bacdbaf_20150424_45327
14372015-04-23whole_speciescsv15List of datasetsList of species553985d00b2e7_20150423_195405
14382015-04-23whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species5539133a355d5_20150423_114552
14392015-04-23dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species5539009d09d3d_20150423_110153
14402015-04-23dist_taxacsv838List of datasetsList of species5539009d09d3d_20150423_110046
14412015-04-23pointscsv838List of datasetsList of species5539009d09d3d_20150423_113521
14422015-04-20dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species553520c4242e6_20150420_120734
14432015-04-14dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species552b35497d054_20150412_232328
14442015-03-26dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species5513e897b917c_20150326_72326
14452015-03-12dist_spcsv8List of datasetsList of species550179b87cd3b_20150312_73908
14462015-03-12dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species550179b87cd3b_20150312_73853
14472015-03-12dist_taxacsv838List of datasetsList of species550179b87cd3b_20150312_85031
14482015-03-12dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species550179b87cd3b_20150312_85126
14492015-03-10whole_speciesshapefile15List of datasetsList of species54fec3b2862a8_20150310_65447
14502015-03-05whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species54f868ef6a3fd_20150305_100336
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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.