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
8512019-06-02pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5cf4539a440bb_20190602_193854
8522019-06-02pointsshapefile14List of datasetsList of species5cf4539a440bb_20190602_185502
8532019-06-02pointsshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5cf4539a440bb_20190602_193152
8542019-06-01dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species5cf232e5b0eed_20190601_041404
8552019-05-31dist_spkml4List of datasetsList of species5cf135a579055_20190531_100946
8562019-05-27pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species5cec66606d193_20190527_183949
8572019-05-27pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species5cec66606d193_20190527_184528
8582019-05-21dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species5ce45a93c8611_20190521_161142
8592019-05-21dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species5ce45a93c8611_20190521_161144
8602019-05-16dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species5cdcb2e06d7ad_20190516_172719
8612019-05-16dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species5cdcb2e06d7ad_20190516_172502
8622019-05-13pointsshapefile759List of datasetsList of species5cd97ba758d62_20190513_101940
8632019-05-13dist_taxashapefile226List of datasetsList of species5cd97ba758d62_20190513_101825
8642019-05-10dist_spshapefile12List of datasetsList of species5cd5d9c635525_20190510_162140
8652019-05-10dist_spshapefile12List of datasetsList of species5cd5d9c635525_20190510_162810
8662019-05-10pointsshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5cd5c6d121920_20190510_144624
8672019-05-09pointsshapefile120List of datasetsList of species5cd3ec9ee5bc9_20190509_051752
8682019-05-09dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5cd3ec9ee5bc9_20190509_050734
8692019-05-09pointscsv120List of datasetsList of species5cd3ec9ee5bc9_20190509_052157
8702019-05-07pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5cd14a5d4bc8e_20190507_051125
8712019-05-07pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5cd14a5d4bc8e_20190507_051522
8722019-05-06dist_spshapefile220List of datasetsList of species5cd038a81ddac_20190506_095106
8732019-05-06dist_spcsv12List of datasetsList of species5cd09db9a9ea3_20190506_165218
8742019-05-06dist_spcsv12List of datasetsList of species5cd09db9a9ea3_20190506_165459
8752019-05-02dist_spshapefile23List of datasetsList of species5cca9f97db3da_20190502_034535
8762019-04-30pointsshapefile127List of datasetsList of species5cc8573ec05ff_20190430_102924
8772019-04-30dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species5cc87842e0f18_20190430_123433
8782019-04-30pointsshapefile21List of datasetsList of species5cc87842e0f18_20190430_144337
8792019-04-30dist_spcsv8List of datasetsList of species5cc87842e0f18_20190430_124242
8802019-04-30pointsshapefile12List of datasetsList of species5cc87842e0f18_20190430_144138
8812019-04-30dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species5cc87842e0f18_20190430_123659
8822019-04-18pointsshapefile34List of datasetsList of species5cb894eb09895_20190418_111847
8832019-04-15dist_spshapefile118List of datasetsList of species5cb4a5e653e0b_20190415_114414
8842019-04-10dist_spkml59List of datasetsList of species5cada1e0410a0_20190410_35821
8852019-04-09pointsshapefile34List of datasetsList of species5cacb9c9f0dd2_20190409_113008
8862019-04-09pointscsv5List of datasetsList of species5cacbc23ce0cd_20190409_113742
8872019-04-08dist_taxakml265List of datasetsList of species5cab9e48e6ad2_20190408_151922
8882019-04-05pointscsv14List of datasetsList of species5ca7756c3bded_20190405_114247
8892019-04-05pointscsv39List of datasetsList of species5ca7756c3bded_20190405_114020
8902019-04-05pointscsv15List of datasetsList of species5ca7756c3bded_20190405_114706
8912019-04-05pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species5ca7756c3bded_20190405_115105
8922019-04-05pointscsv5List of datasetsList of species5ca7756c3bded_20190405_115727
8932019-04-05pointscsv575List of datasetsList of species5ca7756c3bded_20190405_120152
8942019-03-28pointscsv15List of datasetsList of species5c9cdf5717385_20190328_105807
8952019-03-15dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species5c8b72c9eac42_20190315_72715
8962019-03-15dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species5c8b72c9eac42_20190315_72403
8972019-03-15dist_spshapefile118List of datasetsList of species5c8b72c9eac42_20190315_65759
8982019-03-15dist_spshapefile218List of datasetsList of species5c8b97e048966_20190315_82426
8992019-03-15dist_spshapefile17List of datasetsList of species5c8b97e048966_20190315_81813
9002019-03-15dist_spshapefile12List of datasetsList of species5c8b72c9eac42_20190315_73212
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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.