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)257
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
6012020-10-10pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species5f81593a05e6d_20201010_031428
6022020-10-05dist_spkml12List of datasetsList of species5f7ae6586b146_20201005_052914
6032020-10-05pointsshapefile676List of datasetsList of species5f7aeae5c9f21_20201005_054649
6042020-09-28pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5f71d2a987405_20200928_104252
6052020-09-28pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5f71d2a987405_20200928_103925
6062020-09-28pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5f71b38a23621_20200928_061329
6072020-09-28pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5f71b38a23621_20200928_094549
6082020-09-22dist_spkml218List of datasetsList of species5f69649515e7e_20200921_224917
6092020-09-22dist_spkml218List of datasetsList of species5f69649515e7e_20200921_224913
6102020-09-16pointscsv5List of datasetsList of species5f625322c25d5_20200916_145229
6112020-09-14pointsshapefile32List of datasetsList of species5f5f92c51b67a_20200914_120127
6122020-09-14pointsshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5f5fa0a25f491_20200914_125621
6132020-09-14pointsshapefile32List of datasetsList of species5f5f92c51b67a_20200914_120045
6142020-09-14dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species5f5f92a8dd922_20200914_123431
6152020-09-07dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species5f563a4136442_20200907_094927
6162020-08-19dist_spshapefile4List of datasetsList of species5f3da19777769_20200819_181418
6172020-08-16pointscsv14List of datasetsList of species5f3999d8a5848_20200816_164240
6182020-08-16pointscsv14List of datasetsList of species5f3999d8a5848_20200816_164426
6192020-08-16pointsshapefile14List of datasetsList of species5f3999d8a5848_20200816_164437
6202020-08-16pointskml14List of datasetsList of species5f3999d8a5848_20200816_164412
6212020-08-16pointsshapefile14List of datasetsList of species5f3999d8a5848_20200816_164330
6222020-08-07pointscsv10List of datasetsList of species5f2d160fa437d_20200807_045719
6232020-08-05dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species5f2a0b5f4e70c_20200804_213322
6242020-07-29dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species5f21fadb125ac_20200729_184114
6252020-07-29dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species5f21fadb125ac_20200729_184118
6262020-07-28dist_taxashapefile38List of datasetsList of species5f1fe728adceb_20200728_070531
6272020-07-25pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5f1c5b2f82c7d_20200725_123025
6282020-07-25pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5f1c5b2f82c7d_20200725_123044
6292020-07-23dist_taxakml541List of datasetsList of species5f19a00a5ce51_20200723_103917
6302020-07-20pointswfs676List of datasetsList of species5f15c3b1e8850_20200720_122149
6312020-07-16dist_spshapefile158List of datasetsList of species5f107ef1504d8_20200716_123040
6322020-07-16pointsshapefile676List of datasetsList of species5f109013b3c68_20200716_133747
6332020-07-16pointsshapefile12List of datasetsList of species5f108b685926f_20200716_131722
6342020-07-16dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species5f108947701df_20200716_130848
6352020-07-16dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species5f107c6b7ab0d_20200716_121950
6362020-06-23dist_spshapefile194List of datasetsList of species5ef2290d3ec72_20200623_123854
6372020-06-23dist_spshapefile194List of datasetsList of species5ef2290d3ec72_20200623_134950
6382020-06-23dist_spshapefile194List of datasetsList of species5ef2290d3ec72_20200623_134101
6392020-06-23dist_spshapefile194List of datasetsList of species5ef2290d3ec72_20200623_132308
6402020-06-22pointsshapefile14List of datasetsList of species5ef0b8fa80ca4_20200622_101007
6412020-06-22dist_spshapefile178List of datasetsList of species5ef0898bf275c_20200622_064714
6422020-06-22pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species5ef0898bf275c_20200622_064343
6432020-06-22dist_spshapefile163List of datasetsList of species5ef079f305a19_20200622_055654
6442020-06-17pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5ee95b16721dd_20200616_235329
6452020-06-16pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5ee95b16721dd_20200616_200327
6462020-06-12dist_spkml178List of datasetsList of species5ee32ad01c4ec_20200612_035557
6472020-06-12dist_spkml178List of datasetsList of species5ee32ad01c4ec_20200612_031235
6482020-06-08pointsshapefile15List of datasetsList of species5ede0e986a1c1_20200608_061259
6492020-06-02dist_spkml13List of datasetsList of species5ed6d95d3fbf2_20200602_191106
6502020-05-26dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5ecd2a455d6ed_20200526_104101
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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.