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)202
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
8012019-05-06dist_spcsv12List of datasetsList of species5cd09db9a9ea3_20190506_165459
8022019-05-06dist_spcsv12List of datasetsList of species5cd09db9a9ea3_20190506_165218
8032019-05-02dist_spshapefile23List of datasetsList of species5cca9f97db3da_20190502_034535
8042019-04-30pointsshapefile127List of datasetsList of species5cc8573ec05ff_20190430_102924
8052019-04-30dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species5cc87842e0f18_20190430_123659
8062019-04-30pointsshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5cc87842e0f18_20190430_144337
8072019-04-30pointsshapefile12List of datasetsList of species5cc87842e0f18_20190430_144138
8082019-04-30dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species5cc87842e0f18_20190430_123433
8092019-04-30dist_spcsv8List of datasetsList of species5cc87842e0f18_20190430_124242
8102019-04-18pointsshapefile34List of datasetsList of species5cb894eb09895_20190418_111847
8112019-04-15dist_spshapefile118List of datasetsList of species5cb4a5e653e0b_20190415_114414
8122019-04-10dist_spkml59List of datasetsList of species5cada1e0410a0_20190410_35821
8132019-04-09pointsshapefile34List of datasetsList of species5cacb9c9f0dd2_20190409_113008
8142019-04-09pointscsv5List of datasetsList of species5cacbc23ce0cd_20190409_113742
8152019-04-08dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5cab9e48e6ad2_20190408_151922
8162019-04-05pointscsv575List of datasetsList of species5ca7756c3bded_20190405_120152
8172019-04-05pointscsv15List of datasetsList of species5ca7756c3bded_20190405_114706
8182019-04-05pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5ca7756c3bded_20190405_115105
8192019-04-05pointscsv5List of datasetsList of species5ca7756c3bded_20190405_115727
8202019-04-05pointscsv14List of datasetsList of species5ca7756c3bded_20190405_114247
8212019-04-05pointscsv39List of datasetsList of species5ca7756c3bded_20190405_114020
8222019-03-28pointscsv15List of datasetsList of species5c9cdf5717385_20190328_105807
8232019-03-15dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species5c8b72c9eac42_20190315_72715
8242019-03-15dist_spshapefile17List of datasetsList of species5c8b97e048966_20190315_81813
8252019-03-15dist_spshapefile218List of datasetsList of species5c8b97e048966_20190315_82426
8262019-03-15dist_spshapefile118List of datasetsList of species5c8b72c9eac42_20190315_65759
8272019-03-15dist_spshapefile12List of datasetsList of species5c8b72c9eac42_20190315_73212
8282019-03-15dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species5c8b72c9eac42_20190315_72403
8292019-03-15dist_spshapefile7List of datasetsList of species5c8b72c9eac42_20190315_72924
8302019-03-14pointscsv15List of datasetsList of species5c8a93be8646a_20190314_134757
8312019-03-12pointscsv12List of datasetsList of species5c87fcf2476c5_20190312_144014
8322019-03-12pointscsv12List of datasetsList of species5c87fcf2476c5_20190312_144348
8332019-02-19pointskml21List of datasetsList of species5c6b7a47d646a_20190218_230516
8342019-02-14pointsshapefile575List of datasetsList of species5c652bed01983_20190214_42712
8352019-02-05pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species5c59acbf07de6_20190205_103346
8362019-02-05pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species5c59acbf07de6_20190205_103448
8372019-02-01dist_spkml175List of datasetsList of species5c54d26ac9190_20190201_181731
8382019-01-30dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5c51af8c83b0c_20190130_90800
8392019-01-28pointsshapefile575List of datasetsList of species5c4ecd5857427_20190128_45049
8402019-01-22dist_spshapefile189List of datasetsList of species5c46ed39c5dd8_20190122_51913
8412019-01-20dist_spshapefile201List of datasetsList of species5c4485d6d77c0_20190120_94322
8422019-01-20dist_spshapefile201List of datasetsList of species5c4485d6d77c0_20190120_103714
8432019-01-19pointsshapefile838List of datasetsList of species5c4324bb7affa_20190119_83242
8442019-01-17dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5c405a892cffd_20190117_53937
8452019-01-17pointscsv838List of datasetsList of species5c4094349d3f0_20190117_94708
8462019-01-09dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species5c356e3b89b43_20190109_00912
8472019-01-02pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5c2cc5bfab94e_20190102_91313
8482019-01-01pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species5c2baabd063ca_20190101_130327
8492018-12-21dist_spkml13List of datasetsList of species5c1cf2d277fee_20181221_90655
8502018-12-17pointscsv692List of datasetsList of species5c1799df22a53_20181217_74445
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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.