SCANS I cetacean sightings 1994
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)196
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)670
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)16
diversity indexes (diversity)4
Observations based on criteria (points)880
All observations of species (whole_species)314
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)31
  • 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
12022-06-28whole_speciesgdb6List of datasetsList of species62bad7e5b59d7_20220628_063005
22022-06-28whole_speciescsv6List of datasetsList of species62bad7e5b59d7_20220628_063002
32022-06-22dist_taxakml506List of datasetsList of species62b33cc6754c4_20220622_120237
42022-06-22whole_specieskml281List of datasetsList of species62b3d0d2939c4_20220622_223813
52022-06-22whole_specieskml281List of datasetsList of species62b3d0d2939c4_20220622_224504
62022-06-22whole_specieskml281List of datasetsList of species62b3d0d2939c4_20220622_224304
72022-06-22whole_speciesgdb281List of datasetsList of species62b3d0d2939c4_20220622_224140
82022-06-21whole_speciesgdb85List of datasetsList of species62b1942add6d2_20220621_095120
92022-06-21dist_taxashapefile357List of datasetsList of species62b1942add6d2_20220621_061558
102022-06-21dist_taxacsv357List of datasetsList of species62b1942add6d2_20220621_060833
112022-06-21dist_taxashapefile357List of datasetsList of species62b1942add6d2_20220621_061523
122022-06-21dist_taxashapefile357List of datasetsList of species62b1942add6d2_20220621_060823
132022-06-17dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species62acc53d58ffd_20220617_142215
142022-06-09whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species62a1d9f43a486_20220609_081103
152022-06-09whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species62a1d9f43a486_20220609_080519
162022-06-08whole_speciescsv7List of datasetsList of species62a0ceada0bc1_20220608_123638
172022-06-08whole_speciescsv7List of datasetsList of species62a0ceada0bc1_20220608_123625
182022-06-08whole_speciesgdb7List of datasetsList of species62a0ceada0bc1_20220608_130519
192022-06-08dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species62a0ba9ede707_20220608_110753
202022-06-08pointsshapefile7List of datasetsList of species62a097f63e9d4_20220608_083815
212022-06-08pointsshapefile14List of datasetsList of species62a092561d5e0_20220608_081454
222022-06-08pointsshapefile12List of datasetsList of species62a090af4222c_20220608_080837
232022-06-08pointsshapefile1784List of datasetsList of species62a093fd9e652_20220608_082133
242022-06-08pointsshapefile281List of datasetsList of species62a08c2325365_20220608_074928
252022-06-08pointsshapefile49List of datasetsList of species62a096c472d2d_20220608_083323
262022-06-08whole_speciescsv281List of datasetsList of species62a091b8dfdd3_20220608_081628
272022-06-07dist_spcsv8List of datasetsList of species629fecda9bf91_20220607_203045
282022-06-07dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species629fecda9bf91_20220607_203050
292022-06-07pointsshapefile6List of datasetsList of species629fb101b07f9_20220607_161258
302022-06-07pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species629fb2069a8f3_20220607_161849
312022-05-31whole_specieskml14List of datasetsList of species6295dd18de53b_20220531_052952
322022-05-27dist_spshapefile4List of datasetsList of species628ffc9b23f46_20220527_123515
332022-05-27dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species6290fe0154b02_20220527_133550
342022-05-27dist_spshapefile4List of datasetsList of species628ffc9b23f46_20220527_123519
352022-05-26dist_spshapefile4List of datasetsList of species628ffc9b23f46_20220526_183404
362022-05-26dist_spcsv4List of datasetsList of species628ffc9b23f46_20220526_182518
372022-05-24whole_speciescsv49List of datasetsList of species628cfcce9a992_20220524_114557
382022-05-24whole_speciescsv6List of datasetsList of species628cf73a4e778_20220524_113923
392022-05-24whole_speciescsv14List of datasetsList of species628cf73a4e778_20220524_113632
402022-05-24whole_speciescsv7List of datasetsList of species628cf73a4e778_20220524_112423
412022-05-24whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species628cf2fba413c_20220524_111544
422022-05-24pointscsv19List of datasetsList of species628cf2fba413c_20220524_111132
432022-05-24pointscsv14List of datasetsList of species628cf2fba413c_20220524_110820
442022-05-23dist_spcsv10List of datasetsList of species628c1431e0ab0_20220523_191539
452022-05-23dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species628c17f83ba6e_20220523_192728
462022-05-23whole_speciescsv11List of datasetsList of species628c1431e0ab0_20220523_192041
472022-05-19dist_taxakml506List of datasetsList of species6285ce74d89aa_20220519_012601
482022-05-19whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species62854e5367124_20220519_123141
492022-05-18whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species62854e5367124_20220518_155826
502022-05-18dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species62854441a6c12_20220518_151201
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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.