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)205
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)492
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)2
diversity indexes (diversity)4
Observations based on criteria (points)579
All observations of species (whole_species)226
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
15012014-12-01whole_speciesshapefile14List of datasetsList of species547c061a63e82_20141201_11050
15022014-11-27dist_taxacsv838List of datasetsList of species54770c1f29dd3_20141127_64139
15032014-11-24dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species5473805c37d9e_20141124_140547
15042014-11-21whole_speciesshapefile1List of datasetsList of species546fa22d57bae_20141121_153639
15052014-11-20whole_speciescsv14List of datasetsList of species546eb07f8d0c2_20141120_223333
15062014-11-15dist_spshapefile54List of datasetsList of species5467bd7eadd1d_20141115_155924
15072014-11-13whole_speciesshapefile3List of datasetsList of species5464e0f85d9e7_20141113_120209
15082014-11-07dist_spshapefile708List of datasetsList of species545d13a23d8a7_20141107_141722
15092014-11-04whole_speciescsv39List of datasetsList of species54592f5a6f933_20141104_150129
15102014-10-30dist_spshapefile692List of datasetsList of species5452719c8ba5f_20141030_135645
15112014-10-29dist_taxacsv838List of datasetsList of species5450e1fc4f891_20141029_92123
15122014-10-21dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species54465b7086040_20141021_92151
15132014-10-15dist_taxacsv838List of datasetsList of species543ec09f42e4f_20141015_144752
15142014-10-15whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species543edc4e0b522_20141015_170636
15152014-10-15whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species543edc4e0b522_20141015_170042
15162014-09-26dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species5425c03080813_20140926_154136
15172014-09-18whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species541b3bf0688b9_20140918_161138
15182014-09-18whole_speciescsv39List of datasetsList of species541b1c3b57454_20140918_135601
15192014-09-18whole_speciescsv14List of datasetsList of species541b429aa96e0_20140918_163756
15202014-09-18whole_speciescsv14List of datasetsList of species541b423544177_20140918_163649
15212014-09-18whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species541b40c265c67_20140918_163008
15222014-09-18whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species541b35c2d794a_20140918_154851
15232014-08-27pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species53fdb32f7bae8_20140827_63953
15242014-08-18dist_taxacsv838List of datasetsList of species53f23736b56d5_20140818_141900
15252014-08-18dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species53f23736b56d5_20140818_132759
15262014-08-18dist_taxacsv838List of datasetsList of species53f232cedbb42_20140818_131642
15272014-08-18dist_taxacsv838List of datasetsList of species53f23736b56d5_20140818_132655
15282014-08-18dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species53f232cedbb42_20140818_131449
15292014-08-13dist_taxacsv838List of datasetsList of species53eba2e6ca275_20140813_134749
15302014-08-13dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species53eb98255b3ef_20140813_130018
15312014-08-06pointsshapefile33List of datasetsList of species53e21e20da36b_20140806_82532
15322014-07-30dist_taxacsv838List of datasetsList of species53d8f272213e7_20140730_93113
15332014-07-30dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species53d8f272213e7_20140730_93123
15342014-07-19dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species53ca47ca4daa9_20140719_63236
15352014-07-03pointsshapefile65List of datasetsList of species53b5113b15c44_20140703_42807
15362014-06-05dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species5390ee50bda6a_20140605_190126
15372014-06-04pointsshapefile15List of datasetsList of species538f6fb32d688_20140604_152208
15382014-05-22dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species537ddaaeb7900_20140522_71652
15392014-05-22dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species537ddaaeb7900_20140522_71336
15402014-05-22dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species537ddaaeb7900_20140522_72841
15412014-05-20dist_taxashapefile838List of datasetsList of species537b92f8164ff_20140520_133902
15422014-05-14whole_speciescsv14List of datasetsList of species5373a9f39bb27_20140514_135246
15432014-05-14whole_speciescsv14List of datasetsList of species5373a9f39bb27_20140514_135028
15442014-05-13dist_spcsv676List of datasetsList of species5371fb6b6a65c_20140513_72351
15452014-04-30pointscsv306List of datasetsList of species5360bb2ed767a_20140430_52413
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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.