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)260
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
512022-10-04whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species633cc19b72ff5_20221004_194012
522022-10-04whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species633ce5df8eb08_20221004_220614
532022-10-03dist_taxacsv265List of datasetsList of species633aab4edcbb0_20221003_053605
542022-10-03dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species633b056aa88f4_20221003_130950
552022-10-02whole_specieskml3List of datasetsList of species63390dd8af879_20221002_002009
562022-09-30pointsshapefile21List of datasetsList of species6336e6c87253c_20220930_090721
572022-09-18whole_specieskml3List of datasetsList of species6327ab59988c7_20220918_194806
582022-09-16whole_specieskml3List of datasetsList of species630c9293a4446_20220916_052002
592022-09-13whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species_20220913_145749
602022-09-02dist_spshapefile4List of datasetsList of species6311df39dcc9d_20220902_092004
612022-09-02dist_spshapefile3List of datasetsList of species631209fc57a84_20220902_095628
622022-09-02dist_spshapefile4List of datasetsList of species6311df39dcc9d_20220902_093701
632022-08-29dist_spcsv12List of datasetsList of species630cf3672f525_20220829_133000
642022-08-29whole_speciescsv15List of datasetsList of species630cf3672f525_20220829_132007
652022-08-29whole_speciescsv15List of datasetsList of species630cf3672f525_20220829_132939
662022-08-26pointsshapefile33List of datasetsList of species630912ec34524_20220826_145200
672022-08-24whole_speciescsv39List of datasetsList of species630603e59a683_20220824_075146
682022-08-20whole_speciescsv15List of datasetsList of species63015d427a87d_20220820_182014
692022-08-19dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species62ffaeda9dca8_20220819_114110
702022-08-19dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species62ffaeda9dca8_20220819_114122
712022-08-17whole_speciescsv39List of datasetsList of species62fd0a8b9c067_20220817_121900
722022-08-13dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species62f7f0862f921_20220813_144744
732022-08-11pointswms54List of datasetsList of species62f51f4741db6_20220811_113853
742022-08-11pointskml54List of datasetsList of species62f51f4741db6_20220811_113604
752022-08-11pointskml14List of datasetsList of species62f511e198ae7_20220811_110329
762022-08-11pointskml33List of datasetsList of species62f511e198ae7_20220811_114556
772022-08-11pointswms33List of datasetsList of species62f511e198ae7_20220811_114430
782022-08-11pointswms14List of datasetsList of species62f511e198ae7_20220811_105028
792022-08-11pointswms14List of datasetsList of species62f511e198ae7_20220811_105412
802022-08-11pointskml14List of datasetsList of species62f511e198ae7_20220811_105503
812022-08-11pointswms14List of datasetsList of species62f511e198ae7_20220811_105341
822022-08-11pointswms14List of datasetsList of species62f511e198ae7_20220811_105127
832022-08-11pointsshapefile14List of datasetsList of species62f511e198ae7_20220811_104524
842022-08-11dist_spshapefile7List of datasetsList of species62f511e198ae7_20220811_103621
852022-07-29dist_spshapefile4List of datasetsList of species62e42c60a8d52_20220729_150646
862022-07-29dist_spshapefile4List of datasetsList of species62e431a5123b1_20220729_151544
872022-07-29dist_spcsv7List of datasetsList of species62e4032338fe3_20220729_123101
882022-07-29pointscsv15List of datasetsList of species62e4032338fe3_20220729_123933
892022-07-28dist_spcsv13List of datasetsList of species62e2b6b9bed99_20220728_123037
902022-07-28dist_spshapefile13List of datasetsList of species62e2b6b9bed99_20220728_122902
912022-07-28whole_speciesgdb2List of datasetsList of species62e29d902473c_20220728_104213
922022-07-27dist_spshapefile4List of datasetsList of species62e1338ae5fda_20220727_085739
932022-07-27dist_spshapefile4List of datasetsList of species62e1338ae5fda_20220727_085024
942022-07-25pointscsv15List of datasetsList of species62de80c0bcdc2_20220725_085036
952022-07-25pointscsv15List of datasetsList of species62de80c0bcdc2_20220725_085636
962022-07-22dist_spshapefile5List of datasetsList of species62da541b3acb4_20220722_034712
972022-07-20whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species62d88c8cc1cf0_20220720_194844
982022-07-14whole_speciesgdb10List of datasetsList of species62cfef9ccccbb_20220714_063753
992022-07-14whole_speciesgdb21List of datasetsList of species62cfef9ccccbb_20220714_063843
1002022-07-14whole_speciesgdb12List of datasetsList of species62cfef9ccccbb_20220714_063714
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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.