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
5512020-12-21dist_taxashapefile265List of datasetsList of species5fe0526cbb7da_20201221_030318
5522020-12-16dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5fd9ba2943ac6_20201216_024143
5532020-12-16pointscsv15List of datasetsList of species5fda63716c83e_20201216_155337
5542020-12-09pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5fd08b8b3b43f_20201209_034154
5552020-11-25pointsshapefile14List of datasetsList of species5fbed8465d7f9_20201125_172050
5562020-11-23pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5fbb858e8113d_20201123_044942
5572020-11-23pointsshapefile39List of datasetsList of species5fbb7ef01da41_20201123_042639
5582020-11-23pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species5fbb863ccc550_20201123_045229
5592020-11-22dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species5fbadbe6d59e3_20201122_191811
5602020-11-22dist_spcsv5List of datasetsList of species5fbadbe6d59e3_20201122_165147
5612020-11-18pointscsv14List of datasetsList of species5fb5e0015c64c_20201118_220624
5622020-11-15pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5fb15580dfdb4_20201115_112222
5632020-11-09pointsshapefile575List of datasetsList of species5fa8ffa3438af_20201109_043848
5642020-11-03pointskml1List of datasetsList of species5fa0cacd46927_20201102_221516
5652020-11-03pointskml1List of datasetsList of species5fa0cacd46927_20201102_221520
5662020-11-03pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5fa0cd06ebc54_20201103_133528
5672020-10-26pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species5f96940f4889c_20201026_053017
5682020-10-26pointsshapefile39List of datasetsList of species5f963db9504b6_20201025_234646
5692020-10-26pointscsv575List of datasetsList of species5f97628812c62_20201026_200157
5702020-10-26pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5f964b507c2a0_20201026_001107
5712020-10-25pointsshapefile14List of datasetsList of species5f94c361dea2e_20201024_202139
5722020-10-25pointscsv15List of datasetsList of species5f95a191f3de2_20201025_120504
5732020-10-25pointscsv15List of datasetsList of species5f954b35b4527_20201025_061555
5742020-10-25pointscsv15List of datasetsList of species5f954b35b4527_20201025_100350
5752020-10-25pointsshapefile53List of datasetsList of species5f955264da6dd_20201025_063603
5762020-10-25pointscsv53List of datasetsList of species5f955264da6dd_20201025_063305
5772020-10-25pointscsv51List of datasetsList of species5f95a35ec53b9_20201025_141310
5782020-10-25pointsshapefile39List of datasetsList of species5f95fb0fd0633_20201025_183208
5792020-10-25pointscsv31List of datasetsList of species5f94cbedcafa4_20201024_211652
5802020-10-24pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5f947fa46e264_20201024_155029
5812020-10-24pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5f947fa46e264_20201024_154015
5822020-10-24pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5f9410144787c_20201024_074229
5832020-10-24pointscsv10List of datasetsList of species5f94a91262ad3_20201024_184033
5842020-10-24dist_spshapefile12List of datasetsList of species5f942390cef96_20201024_085702
5852020-10-24pointsshapefile15List of datasetsList of species5f942390cef96_20201024_085956
5862020-10-16pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5f89068a03a3d_20201015_223731
5872020-10-16pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5f89068a03a3d_20201015_223945
5882020-10-15dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172622
5892020-10-15dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172627
5902020-10-15dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172625
5912020-10-15dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172626
5922020-10-14pointscsv14List of datasetsList of species5f8705ace2736_20201014_101931
5932020-10-14pointsshapefile14List of datasetsList of species5f8705ace2736_20201014_101843
5942020-10-14dist_spkml24List of datasetsList of species5f86c7f066943_20201014_054548
5952020-10-14pointskml14List of datasetsList of species5f86c38ac033f_20201014_052905
5962020-10-14pointskml14List of datasetsList of species5f86c38ac033f_20201014_052902
5972020-10-14dist_spkml24List of datasetsList of species5f86c7f066943_20201014_054550
5982020-10-14pointsshapefile14List of datasetsList of species5f874891bfe60_20201014_145638
5992020-10-12pointsshapefile634List of datasetsList of species5f845eb6d939d_20201012_095128
6002020-10-12pointsshapefile184List of datasetsList of species5f845f9b69641_20201012_095412
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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.