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)203
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
7012019-08-27pointsshapefile838List of datasetsList of species5d65811785e87_20190827_160957
7022019-08-27pointsshapefile838List of datasetsList of species5d65811785e87_20190827_162242
7032019-08-26dist_spkml13List of datasetsList of species5d6397086ca89_20190826_043045
7042019-08-26pointsshapefile39List of datasetsList of species5d6398d9480db_20190826_044409
7052019-08-21dist_spkml218List of datasetsList of species5d5d8df95d288_20190821_143137
7062019-08-12dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5d5161a504ddb_20190812_085522
7072019-08-06dist_taxakml736List of datasetsList of species5d499d0388673_20190806_113142
7082019-08-06dist_taxakml736List of datasetsList of species5d499d0388673_20190806_113136
7092019-08-06dist_spkml13List of datasetsList of species5d499db5d7fed_20190806_113409
7102019-08-06dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species5d4978bdd6bee_20190806_090252
7112019-07-30pointscsv39List of datasetsList of species5d40325f02c6e_20190730_081619
7122019-07-23pointskml1List of datasetsList of species5d369c122b0ad_20190723_013618
7132019-07-18pointsshapefile838List of datasetsList of species5d30e5d92c597_20190718_174459
7142019-07-18pointsshapefile838List of datasetsList of species5d30e95b669bc_20190718_175012
7152019-07-18pointscsv838List of datasetsList of species5d30e5d92c597_20190718_174343
7162019-07-18pointsshapefile838List of datasetsList of species5d30ec9210299_20190718_180331
7172019-07-18pointsshapefile838List of datasetsList of species5d30f33e85186_20190718_183219
7182019-07-18pointscsv838List of datasetsList of species5d30e95b669bc_20190718_175909
7192019-07-18pointscsv838List of datasetsList of species5d30f33e85186_20190718_183211
7202019-07-18pointscsv838List of datasetsList of species5d30e5d92c597_20190718_174641
7212019-07-18dist_spcsv118List of datasetsList of species5d30c2eda71f1_20190718_160922
7222019-07-11dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5d26627f4f79f_20190710_201110
7232019-07-11dist_spkml178List of datasetsList of species5d268861b45c6_20190710_205508
7242019-07-11dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5d2689943c3df_20190710_205801
7252019-07-10dist_taxakml541List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_181712
7262019-07-10dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_174740
7272019-07-10dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_174820
7282019-07-10dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_174731
7292019-07-07dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5d22088d9d245_20190707_111513
7302019-07-07dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species5d22088d9d245_20190707_114125
7312019-07-05dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5d1f58116aada_20190705_100818
7322019-07-03dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species5d1c8a6e4e35e_20190703_071446
7332019-07-03dist_spshapefile4List of datasetsList of species5d1c8a6e4e35e_20190703_071332
7342019-07-03dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5d1c8a6e4e35e_20190703_072300
7352019-07-03dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5d1c8a6e4e35e_20190703_070928
7362019-07-03dist_spshapefile12List of datasetsList of species5d1c8a6e4e35e_20190703_070441
7372019-07-03dist_spshapefile7List of datasetsList of species5d1c8a6e4e35e_20190703_071725
7382019-07-03dist_spshapefile4List of datasetsList of species5d1c8a6e4e35e_20190703_072037
7392019-07-03dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5d1c8a6e4e35e_20190703_071945
7402019-07-03dist_spshapefile85List of datasetsList of species5d1c8a6e4e35e_20190703_072200
7412019-06-30dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5d18b432d271b_20190630_090925
7422019-06-30dist_taxashapefile252List of datasetsList of species5d18b5932bb38_20190630_091604
7432019-06-30pointsshapefile533List of datasetsList of species5d18b4a1b54e8_20190630_091204
7442019-06-30dist_taxashapefile252List of datasetsList of species5d18b5932bb38_20190630_102313
7452019-06-26pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5d12d28bc0421_20190625_224618
7462019-06-26dist_spshapefile118List of datasetsList of species5d13344a13156_20190626_050423
7472019-06-17pointsshapefile575List of datasetsList of species5d073feed8267_20190617_032859
7482019-06-16dist_spkml45List of datasetsList of species5d05f7e10b4db_20190616_040504
7492019-06-15dist_spcsv143List of datasetsList of species5d04c2915c164_20190615_075627
7502019-06-15dist_spcsv147List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_052830
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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.