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
2512021-10-18whole_specieskml3List of datasetsList of species616d3a71c34e6_20211018_060259
2522021-10-15dist_spshapefile178List of datasetsList of species616989ba9fa33_20211015_104227
2532021-10-13whole_datasetcsv838List of datasetsList of species6167aaefdcf52_20211013_235904
2542021-10-12pointskml741List of datasetsList of species6165c9e0bd201_20211012_141153
2552021-10-12pointskml741List of datasetsList of species6165c9e0bd201_20211012_135934
2562021-10-12pointskml741List of datasetsList of species6165c9e0bd201_20211012_140455
2572021-10-12pointskml741List of datasetsList of species6165c9e0bd201_20211012_135642
2582021-10-12pointsshapefile741List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_134440
2592021-10-12pointskml741List of datasetsList of species6165bcd5a193e_20211012_130045
2602021-10-12pointskml741List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_132801
2612021-10-12pointskml741List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_133835
2622021-10-12pointskml741List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_133250
2632021-10-12pointskml741List of datasetsList of species6165bcd5a193e_20211012_131220
2642021-10-12pointskml741List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_132945
2652021-10-12pointskml741List of datasetsList of species6165bcd5a193e_20211012_131242
2662021-10-12dist_spkml395List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130211
2672021-10-12dist_spkml564List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130235
2682021-10-12dist_spkml564List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130319
2692021-10-12dist_spkml564List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130324
2702021-10-12dist_spkml564List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130325
2712021-10-12dist_spkml564List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130400
2722021-10-12dist_spkml564List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130316
2732021-10-12dist_spkml564List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130323
2742021-10-12pointskml658List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_131326
2752021-10-11dist_spshapefile15List of datasetsList of species6164abd08f719_20211011_172707
2762021-10-09dist_taxacsv218List of datasetsList of species61618d585641f_20211009_084641
2772021-10-09dist_taxacsv218List of datasetsList of species61618d585641f_20211009_084623
2782021-10-06whole_specieskml15List of datasetsList of species615e1d7f415f1_20211006_182222
2792021-10-06dist_spshapefile12List of datasetsList of species615e1e2506b24_20211006_181010
2802021-10-04dist_spcsv15List of datasetsList of species615af002d10e1_20211004_081440
2812021-10-04dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species615b8d035502c_20211004_192504
2822021-10-04dist_spshapefile13List of datasetsList of species615af1d77fead_20211004_105053
2832021-10-04dist_spshapefile16List of datasetsList of species615af1d77fead_20211004_083645
2842021-10-04dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species615af1d77fead_20211004_105250
2852021-10-04dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species615af1d77fead_20211004_104340
2862021-10-04dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species615af1d77fead_20211004_105215
2872021-10-04dist_spshapefile13List of datasetsList of species615af1d77fead_20211004_105055
2882021-10-04dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species615af1d77fead_20211004_105339
2892021-10-04dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species615af1d77fead_20211004_105224
2902021-10-04dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species615af1d77fead_20211004_103404
2912021-10-04dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species615af1d77fead_20211004_105219
2922021-10-01dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species6154741707ef2_20211001_012530
2932021-09-30pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species6155dd752a21b_20210930_121008
2942021-09-30whole_specieswms3List of datasetsList of species615639501bbe4_20210930_185115
2952021-09-30whole_specieswfs3List of datasetsList of species615639501bbe4_20210930_191920
2962021-09-30whole_specieswms3List of datasetsList of species615639501bbe4_20210930_182824
2972021-09-28dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species615366fdc2a82_20210928_150904
2982021-09-28dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species61533a3f38625_20210928_120023
2992021-09-28dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species61533a3f38625_20210928_122410
3002021-09-22dist_spshapefile47List of datasetsList of species614b6ee348c4d_20210922_142711
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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.