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
7512019-10-09pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5d9d35beed51d_20191008_212717
7522019-10-07pointscsv741List of datasetsList of species5d9a9961ee62a_20191006_220254
7532019-09-20pointscsv21List of datasetsList of species5d84e9792922d_20190920_132419
7542019-09-20pointscsv21List of datasetsList of species5d84e9792922d_20190920_113720
7552019-09-20pointscsv21List of datasetsList of species5d84e9792922d_20190920_112817
7562019-09-14pointscsv39List of datasetsList of species5d7d3d41465f7_20190914_153145
7572019-09-14pointscsv39List of datasetsList of species5d7d3d41465f7_20190914_152901
7582019-09-14pointscsv39List of datasetsList of species5d7d47715363c_20190914_160323
7592019-09-14dist_spcsv13List of datasetsList of species5d7d47715363c_20190914_160337
7602019-09-14pointsshapefile39List of datasetsList of species5d7d3d41465f7_20190914_152549
7612019-09-14pointscsv39List of datasetsList of species5d7d3d41465f7_20190914_153358
7622019-08-28pointscsv32List of datasetsList of species5d668e5a4431d_20190828_104223
7632019-08-28dist_spkml40List of datasetsList of species5d668e5a4431d_20190828_102956
7642019-08-28pointsshapefile32List of datasetsList of species5d668e5a4431d_20190828_110333
7652019-08-28pointsshapefile32List of datasetsList of species5d668e5a4431d_20190828_105709
7662019-08-28pointsshapefile32List of datasetsList of species5d668e5a4431d_20190828_104432
7672019-08-27pointsshapefile32List of datasetsList of species5d6597209ce56_20190827_165201
7682019-08-27pointscsv32List of datasetsList of species5d65a9c4ef03d_20190827_181754
7692019-08-27pointscsv32List of datasetsList of species5d65a9c4ef03d_20190827_181347
7702019-08-27pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5d6597209ce56_20190827_175514
7712019-08-27pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5d6597209ce56_20190827_174303
7722019-08-27pointsshapefile838List of datasetsList of species5d65811785e87_20190827_162242
7732019-08-27pointsshapefile838List of datasetsList of species5d65811785e87_20190827_160957
7742019-08-26dist_spkml13List of datasetsList of species5d6397086ca89_20190826_043045
7752019-08-26pointsshapefile39List of datasetsList of species5d6398d9480db_20190826_044409
7762019-08-21dist_spkml218List of datasetsList of species5d5d8df95d288_20190821_143137
7772019-08-12dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5d5161a504ddb_20190812_085522
7782019-08-06dist_spkml13List of datasetsList of species5d499db5d7fed_20190806_113409
7792019-08-06dist_taxakml736List of datasetsList of species5d499d0388673_20190806_113142
7802019-08-06dist_taxakml736List of datasetsList of species5d499d0388673_20190806_113136
7812019-08-06dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species5d4978bdd6bee_20190806_090252
7822019-07-30pointscsv39List of datasetsList of species5d40325f02c6e_20190730_081619
7832019-07-23pointskml1List of datasetsList of species5d369c122b0ad_20190723_013618
7842019-07-18pointsshapefile838List of datasetsList of species5d30e95b669bc_20190718_175012
7852019-07-18pointsshapefile838List of datasetsList of species5d30e5d92c597_20190718_174459
7862019-07-18pointscsv838List of datasetsList of species5d30e95b669bc_20190718_175909
7872019-07-18pointsshapefile838List of datasetsList of species5d30ec9210299_20190718_180331
7882019-07-18pointscsv838List of datasetsList of species5d30f33e85186_20190718_183211
7892019-07-18pointsshapefile838List of datasetsList of species5d30f33e85186_20190718_183219
7902019-07-18pointscsv838List of datasetsList of species5d30e5d92c597_20190718_174641
7912019-07-18pointscsv838List of datasetsList of species5d30e5d92c597_20190718_174343
7922019-07-18dist_spcsv118List of datasetsList of species5d30c2eda71f1_20190718_160922
7932019-07-11dist_spkml178List of datasetsList of species5d268861b45c6_20190710_205508
7942019-07-11dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5d2689943c3df_20190710_205801
7952019-07-11dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5d26627f4f79f_20190710_201110
7962019-07-10dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_174740
7972019-07-10dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_174820
7982019-07-10dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_174731
7992019-07-10dist_taxakml541List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_181712
8002019-07-07dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5d22088d9d245_20190707_111513
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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.