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
14512015-12-04dist_spshapefile15List of datasetsList of species5661ca12388c3_20151204_122101
14522015-12-01dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species565db3d7aeb76_20151201_95649
14532015-12-01dist_taxacsv838List of datasetsList of species565db3d7aeb76_20151201_95803
14542015-11-17dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species564af80d2404c_20151117_50838
14552015-11-17dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species564af80d2404c_20151117_45232
14562015-11-17dist_taxacsv838List of datasetsList of species564af80d2404c_20151117_50648
14572015-11-16whole_speciesshapefile14List of datasetsList of species564979984175a_20151116_14652
14582015-11-05pointscsv741List of datasetsList of species563b33a3a9941_20151105_60055
14592015-11-05dist_spshapefile741List of datasetsList of species563b33a3a9941_20151105_55444
14602015-11-05pointsshapefile741List of datasetsList of species563b33a3a9941_20151105_55754
14612015-11-05pointscsv115List of datasetsList of species563a88bf24369_20151104_174146
14622015-11-05pointscsv32List of datasetsList of species563a88bf24369_20151104_174650
14632015-11-05pointscsv197List of datasetsList of species563b71622639d_20151105_101212
14642015-10-20pointscsv15List of datasetsList of species562603331bb31_20151020_60620
14652015-10-20pointscsv15List of datasetsList of species562603331bb31_20151020_61115
14662015-10-09whole_speciesshapefile12List of datasetsList of species5617d1f8483dc_20151009_104637
14672015-10-09dist_spshapefile12List of datasetsList of species5617d1f8483dc_20151009_105210
14682015-09-15dist_spshapefile14List of datasetsList of species55f8b784ea93e_20150915_203641
14692015-09-15dist_spshapefile14List of datasetsList of species55f8b784ea93e_20150915_210330
14702015-09-15dist_spshapefile14List of datasetsList of species55f8b784ea93e_20150915_210311
14712015-09-14pointsshapefile838List of datasetsList of species55f66b8bd6d87_20150914_25001
14722015-09-13pointsshapefile568List of datasetsList of species55f564e13c205_20150913_81017
14732015-09-09dist_taxacsv838List of datasetsList of species55f07b0e4fdc5_20150909_144630
14742015-09-09dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species55f07b0e4fdc5_20150909_144303
14752015-09-08whole_speciescsv21List of datasetsList of species55eefd7e8f682_20150908_131507
14762015-09-08whole_speciescsv21List of datasetsList of species55eefd7e8f682_20150908_132101
14772015-09-08whole_speciescsv21List of datasetsList of species55eefd7e8f682_20150908_131938
14782015-07-22dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species55affbca95b5f_20150722_162602
14792015-07-10dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species559ff9bd52c71_20150710_125945
14802015-07-08dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species559d3cc44f404_20150708_111152
14812015-07-06dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species559aa351513f3_20150706_115801
14822015-07-06dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species559aa9475a836_20150706_122759
14832015-06-30dist_spcsv838List of datasetsList of species5592abce61bd9_20150630_105232
14842015-06-24dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species558ae81921d09_20150624_141617
14852015-06-16whole_speciescsv12List of datasetsList of species5580626c2ee2c_20150616_142922
14862015-06-16whole_speciescsv12List of datasetsList of species5580626c2ee2c_20150616_144316
14872015-06-12dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species557aa82dc69dc_20150612_54100
14882015-06-01whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species556c8717ea4e0_20150601_122943
14892015-05-26dist_taxacsv838List of datasetsList of species5564abba627f1_20150526_132648
14902015-05-21whole_speciescsv39List of datasetsList of species555e1b17881b1_20150521_135339
14912015-05-21whole_speciescsv39List of datasetsList of species555e1b17881b1_20150521_135528
14922015-05-21whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species555e1b17881b1_20150521_135644
14932015-05-21whole_speciescsv575List of datasetsList of species555e1b17881b1_20150521_135819
14942015-05-06dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species554a2b764ac7a_20150506_105923
14952015-04-30dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species5542290980b83_20150430_92144
14962015-04-30dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species5542290980b83_20150430_91838
14972015-04-30dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species5542290980b83_20150430_91654
14982015-04-30dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species5542290980b83_20150430_92554
14992015-04-30whole_speciesshapefile14List of datasetsList of species55428ed4d397d_20150430_203131
15002015-04-30whole_speciescsv15List of datasetsList of species5542b0c357723_20150430_185005
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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.