Virginia CZM Wind Energy Area Survey- Vessel Survey Sightings - November 2012 through April 2014
Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center

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)181
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)319
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)14
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)402
All observations of species (whole_species)129
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)14
  • 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
9012016-05-19dist_spshapefile60List of datasetsList of species573c9f8b79884_20160518_131151
9022016-05-17dist_spkml61List of datasetsList of species573a3e34c6787_20160516_174308
9032016-05-17pointsshapefile61List of datasetsList of species5739bdb295077_20160516_105932
9042016-05-11dist_spcsv53List of datasetsList of species5731ff6a19f5e_20160510_114014
9052016-05-04pointsshapefile60List of datasetsList of species5728f5fd937bf_20160503_170411
9062016-04-29dist_spshapefile60List of datasetsList of species5722bb29248b3_20160428_220600
9072016-04-29dist_spshapefile60List of datasetsList of species5722bb29248b3_20160428_222600
9082016-04-29dist_taxashapefile61List of datasetsList of species572369e07ff97_20160429_100900
9092016-04-28dist_taxakml61List of datasetsList of species5720f070e9181_20160427_130212
9102016-04-27dist_taxakml61List of datasetsList of species571fa4f60bf43_20160426_132731
9112016-04-18dist_spkml7List of datasetsList of species57148c758f459_20160418_32801
9122016-04-16pointscsv61List of datasetsList of species57118babdadb6_20160415_220355
9132016-04-13dist_spshapefile7List of datasetsList of species570e50efa1ab9_20160413_111912
9142016-04-09dist_spkml61List of datasetsList of species5708a8ac0a706_20160409_30211
9152016-04-07dist_taxakml61List of datasetsList of species57064258e506f_20160407_72109
9162016-04-04whole_speciescsv7List of datasetsList of species570298231bb38_20160404_123704
9172016-04-04whole_speciescsv53List of datasetsList of species5702969eae8c8_20160404_123057
9182016-04-04dist_spcsv60List of datasetsList of species570291c327c66_20160404_122632
9192016-03-30whole_speciescsv53List of datasetsList of species56fba9fe2af52_20160330_64110
9202016-03-30whole_speciescsv53List of datasetsList of species56fae91c03cae_20160329_164444
9212016-03-30whole_speciescsv53List of datasetsList of species56fb9b3f286f2_20160330_52626
9222016-03-26dist_spshapefile60List of datasetsList of species56f6b048e2754_20160326_121733
9232016-03-17dist_taxashapefile61List of datasetsList of species56eacaf13ec0b_20160317_112552
9242016-02-23dist_spcsv53List of datasetsList of species56ccd2449de2c_20160223_164922
9252016-02-10dist_spcsv53List of datasetsList of species56bb10165413c_20160210_53327
9262016-02-09whole_speciescsv7List of datasetsList of species56ba3c65278c7_20160209_143538
9272016-02-03dist_spcsv61List of datasetsList of species56b23754e1c92_20160203_122256
9282016-01-27whole_speciescsv53List of datasetsList of species56a8e1aaa88c7_20160127_104234
9292015-12-10dist_taxashapefile61List of datasetsList of species5669a7f1829f3_20151210_115004
9302015-12-09dist_spshapefile60List of datasetsList of species56683c4238ca9_20151209_94432
9312015-12-06dist_spshapefile53List of datasetsList of species5664d3c224ce6_20151206_200134
9322015-12-01dist_taxashapefile61List of datasetsList of species565db3d7aeb76_20151201_95649
9332015-12-01dist_taxacsv61List of datasetsList of species565db3d7aeb76_20151201_95803
9342015-11-24whole_speciesshapefile53List of datasetsList of species565441b6ef09a_20151124_55907
9352015-11-24whole_speciesshapefile53List of datasetsList of species565414f014e2d_20151124_40747
9362015-11-17dist_taxashapefile61List of datasetsList of species564af80d2404c_20151117_50838
9372015-11-17dist_taxacsv61List of datasetsList of species564af80d2404c_20151117_50648
9382015-11-17dist_taxashapefile61List of datasetsList of species564af80d2404c_20151117_45232
9392015-11-05dist_spshapefile61List of datasetsList of species563b33a3a9941_20151105_55444
9402015-11-05pointscsv61List of datasetsList of species563b33a3a9941_20151105_60055
9412015-11-05pointsshapefile61List of datasetsList of species563b33a3a9941_20151105_55754
9422015-11-02pointscsv61List of datasetsList of species56378cae41413_20151102_112301
9432015-10-20pointscsv60List of datasetsList of species562603331bb31_20151020_61115
9442015-09-29whole_speciescsv7List of datasetsList of species560a845e80a68_20150929_84903
9452015-09-29whole_speciesshapefile7List of datasetsList of species560a845e80a68_20150929_85534
9462015-09-22whole_speciescsv7List of datasetsList of species560173e90a2c5_20150922_113430
9472015-09-15dist_spcsv53List of datasetsList of species55f871a4934bf_20150915_153513
9482015-09-09dist_taxashapefile61List of datasetsList of species55f07b0e4fdc5_20150909_144303
9492015-09-09dist_taxacsv61List of datasetsList of species55f07b0e4fdc5_20150909_144630
9502015-08-26pointscsv61List of datasetsList of species55ddd3886e295_20150826_105811
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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.