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
2012021-12-06dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species61ae253cc2ed5_20211206_100712
2022021-12-06dist_spshapefile3List of datasetsList of species61ae253cc2ed5_20211206_100539
2032021-12-06dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species61ae253cc2ed5_20211206_111915
2042021-12-06whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species61ae950e55e37_20211206_175813
2052021-12-01pointskml740List of datasetsList of species61a792cf7dc5e_20211201_144911
2062021-11-30dist_spcsv11List of datasetsList of species61a57645b40c2_20211129_200516
2072021-11-24dist_spkml45List of datasetsList of species619decaf2b2c5_20211124_024315
2082021-11-22whole_speciescsv12List of datasetsList of species619bcbf5c13f9_20211122_120050
2092021-11-18whole_speciesgdb575List of datasetsList of species61967a3b8676e_20211118_111609
2102021-11-18whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species619679f69da5f_20211118_110816
2112021-11-18dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species619679f69da5f_20211118_111644
2122021-11-18dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species619679f69da5f_20211118_112630
2132021-11-18whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species61967fce47fb0_20211118_114541
2142021-11-16whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species61930167c893a_20211115_195740
2152021-11-12dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species618ea8dd363ed_20211112_125326
2162021-11-12dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species618ea8dd363ed_20211112_125317
2172021-11-12whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species618ea8dd363ed_20211112_125352
2182021-11-10dist_spshapefile11List of datasetsList of species618c38c417337_20211110_162912
2192021-11-09dist_spshapefile334List of datasetsList of species618a14608aef5_20211109_012800
2202021-11-09dist_spshapefile334List of datasetsList of species618a14608aef5_20211109_012808
2212021-11-06dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species61872b65ac126_20211106_213424
2222021-11-06dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species61872b65ac126_20211106_213429
2232021-11-05dist_spkml14List of datasetsList of species618511ddab5a5_20211105_074108
2242021-11-05whole_speciesgdb39List of datasetsList of species6184ee1a12399_20211105_050313
2252021-11-05whole_speciesgdb14List of datasetsList of species6184ee1a12399_20211105_060347
2262021-11-05pointscsv10List of datasetsList of species6185535525ae0_20211105_120142
2272021-11-05pointsshapefile21List of datasetsList of species616fe95bc4b95_20211105_104119
2282021-11-05pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species6185535525ae0_20211105_120538
2292021-11-05pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species6185535525ae0_20211105_120948
2302021-11-05pointsshapefile10List of datasetsList of species6185535525ae0_20211105_115958
2312021-11-05pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species6185535525ae0_20211105_120804
2322021-11-05pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species6185535525ae0_20211105_121029
2332021-11-03whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species6182c51cace67_20211103_132456
2342021-11-03whole_specieskml5List of datasetsList of species6182c51cace67_20211103_132501
2352021-10-29whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species617c56da4903d_20211029_162036
2362021-10-29whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species617c56da4903d_20211029_162509
2372021-10-27whole_specieswfs5List of datasetsList of species6179fa855707b_20211027_212127
2382021-10-27whole_speciesgdb5List of datasetsList of species6179fa855707b_20211027_212107
2392021-10-27whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species6179fa855707b_20211027_212102
2402021-10-26whole_speciescsv39List of datasetsList of species61782331b0d84_20211026_115428
2412021-10-26whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species61784eab22ddc_20211026_150108
2422021-10-26whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species61780b0b13e20_20211026_113325
2432021-10-21dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species616ffbb55a84d_20211021_104805
2442021-10-21dist_spshapefile5List of datasetsList of species61721d3d9cd5b_20211021_221413
2452021-10-21pointsshapefile741List of datasetsList of species617216386371a_20211021_220007
2462021-10-21pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species61721d3d9cd5b_20211021_222126
2472021-10-19dist_spcsv14List of datasetsList of species616d721689fc0_20211019_115544
2482021-10-19dist_spcsv14List of datasetsList of species616d721689fc0_20211019_115547
2492021-10-19dist_spcsv14List of datasetsList of species616d721689fc0_20211019_115548
2502021-10-18whole_specieskml34List of datasetsList of species616d3a71c34e6_20211018_060328
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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.