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
8012019-07-03dist_spshapefile85List of datasetsList of species5d1c8a6e4e35e_20190703_072200
8022019-07-03dist_spshapefile4List of datasetsList of species5d1c8a6e4e35e_20190703_071332
8032019-07-03dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species5d1c8a6e4e35e_20190703_071446
8042019-07-03dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5d1c8a6e4e35e_20190703_071945
8052019-07-03dist_spshapefile7List of datasetsList of species5d1c8a6e4e35e_20190703_071725
8062019-07-03dist_spshapefile4List of datasetsList of species5d1c8a6e4e35e_20190703_072037
8072019-07-03dist_spshapefile12List of datasetsList of species5d1c8a6e4e35e_20190703_070441
8082019-07-03dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5d1c8a6e4e35e_20190703_072300
8092019-06-30dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5d18b432d271b_20190630_090925
8102019-06-30pointsshapefile533List of datasetsList of species5d18b4a1b54e8_20190630_091204
8112019-06-30dist_taxashapefile252List of datasetsList of species5d18b5932bb38_20190630_102313
8122019-06-30dist_taxashapefile252List of datasetsList of species5d18b5932bb38_20190630_091604
8132019-06-26pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5d12d28bc0421_20190625_224618
8142019-06-26dist_spshapefile118List of datasetsList of species5d13344a13156_20190626_050423
8152019-06-17pointsshapefile575List of datasetsList of species5d073feed8267_20190617_032859
8162019-06-16dist_spkml45List of datasetsList of species5d05f7e10b4db_20190616_040504
8172019-06-15dist_spshapefile147List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_053149
8182019-06-15dist_spcsv147List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_052830
8192019-06-15dist_spshapefile218List of datasetsList of species5d04c2915c164_20190615_071720
8202019-06-15dist_spwms265List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_044452
8212019-06-15dist_spwms265List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_005841
8222019-06-15dist_spshapefile265List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_005633
8232019-06-15dist_spcsv265List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_002732
8242019-06-15dist_spwms265List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_044621
8252019-06-15dist_spcsv143List of datasetsList of species5d04c2915c164_20190615_075627
8262019-06-15dist_spshapefile218List of datasetsList of species5d04c2915c164_20190615_072903
8272019-06-15dist_spcsv218List of datasetsList of species5d04c2915c164_20190615_060749
8282019-06-11pointsshapefile12List of datasetsList of species5cff7ca475978_20190611_060806
8292019-06-11pointsshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5cff7f74909af_20190611_061716
8302019-06-11pointsshapefile575List of datasetsList of species5cff687b85678_20190611_052006
8312019-06-11pointsshapefile575List of datasetsList of species5cff687b85678_20190611_054006
8322019-06-11pointsshapefile575List of datasetsList of species5cff687b85678_20190611_060034
8332019-06-11pointsshapefile14List of datasetsList of species5cff7e64177bd_20190611_061253
8342019-06-09dist_spkml13List of datasetsList of species5cfd3b900f6f3_20190609_130400
8352019-06-06pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5cf957d883388_20190606_141720
8362019-06-06pointskml1List of datasetsList of species5cf957d883388_20190606_141602
8372019-06-06pointskml1List of datasetsList of species5cf955254abdc_20190606_140801
8382019-06-05pointskml1List of datasetsList of species5cf7bba2327b5_20190605_102112
8392019-06-05pointskml1List of datasetsList of species5cf7bba2327b5_20190605_102537
8402019-06-05pointswfs1List of datasetsList of species5cf7bba2327b5_20190605_101807
8412019-06-05pointskml1List of datasetsList of species5cf7bba2327b5_20190605_102358
8422019-06-03dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5cf4755424be2_20190602_212029
8432019-06-03pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species5cf4539a440bb_20190602_201022
8442019-06-03pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5cf4539a440bb_20190602_201311
8452019-06-03pointsshapefile10List of datasetsList of species5cf4539a440bb_20190602_201506
8462019-06-02pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5cf4539a440bb_20190602_193854
8472019-06-02pointsshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5cf4539a440bb_20190602_193152
8482019-06-02pointsshapefile12List of datasetsList of species5cf4539a440bb_20190602_192807
8492019-06-02pointsshapefile575List of datasetsList of species5cf4539a440bb_20190602_192944
8502019-06-02pointsshapefile14List of datasetsList of species5cf4539a440bb_20190602_185502
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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.