Northern elephant seals post-molting 2015 MALES
Costa Lab, UC Santa Cruz

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 2021202020192018201720162015
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)132
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)53
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)0
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)45
All observations of species (whole_species)21
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
2012017-09-27dist_spkml556List of datasetsList of species59cb3513e14b2_20170927_12208
2022017-09-27dist_taxakml556List of datasetsList of species59cbc7a42f5e6_20170927_114634
2032017-09-19pointscsv2186List of datasetsList of species59c19b01a90f6_20170919_183415
2042017-09-13dist_taxakml1540List of datasetsList of species59b93b66aad44_20170913_101348
2052017-09-13dist_taxakml1540List of datasetsList of species59b93b66aad44_20170913_101353
2062017-08-12dist_taxakml556List of datasetsList of species598ecb3a56bb3_20170812_53329
2072017-08-12dist_taxakml556List of datasetsList of species598ecb3a56bb3_20170812_53330
2082017-06-19dist_taxakml1540List of datasetsList of species59484a391fc64_20170619_180408
2092017-06-19dist_taxakml1540List of datasetsList of species59484a391fc64_20170619_180430
2102017-05-29dist_taxakml585List of datasetsList of species592be150c82a4_20170529_45300
2112017-05-29dist_taxakml585List of datasetsList of species592be205ece67_20170529_45551
2122017-05-29dist_taxakml585List of datasetsList of species592be1ec9382a_20170529_45525
2132017-05-29dist_taxakml585List of datasetsList of species592be150c82a4_20170529_45304
2142017-05-23dist_spkml584List of datasetsList of species59248df41099b_20170523_160146
2152017-05-23dist_spkml584List of datasetsList of species59248df41099b_20170523_161017
2162017-05-18dist_spkml569List of datasetsList of species591d1912915d5_20170518_01736
2172017-05-03dist_taxakml557List of datasetsList of species5909830516df5_20170503_85339
2182017-05-03dist_taxakml557List of datasetsList of species5909830516df5_20170503_85337
2192017-05-03dist_taxakml557List of datasetsList of species5909830516df5_20170503_85338
2202017-05-03dist_taxakml557List of datasetsList of species5909830516df5_20170503_85332
2212017-04-26dist_taxakml557List of datasetsList of species5900de362d81c_20170426_135241
2222017-04-26dist_taxakml557List of datasetsList of species5900de362d81c_20170426_135220
2232017-03-17dist_spcsv556List of datasetsList of species58cbcaa0365a5_20170317_74813
2242017-02-28pointscsv2186List of datasetsList of species58b485cee32d5_20170228_142418
2252017-02-03dist_taxakml556List of datasetsList of species5894666f2cc96_20170203_61734
2262017-02-03dist_taxakml556List of datasetsList of species5894666f2cc96_20170203_61605
2272016-12-04dist_taxakml2101List of datasetsList of species5844d5957ebb8_20161204_215203
2282016-11-22dist_taxakml556List of datasetsList of species58347bcf31537_20161122_121109
2292016-10-23dist_taxakml1540List of datasetsList of species580c56851d4cf_20161023_22828
2302016-10-15dist_spkml556List of datasetsList of species58029c13c91a3_20161015_171606
2312016-10-15dist_spkml556List of datasetsList of species58029c13c91a3_20161015_171602
2322016-10-14dist_taxashapefile414List of datasetsList of species580071ec87581_20161014_23302
2332016-09-22dist_spkml556List of datasetsList of species57e34bc83cfb6_20160922_115640
2342016-09-22dist_spkml556List of datasetsList of species57e34bc83cfb6_20160922_115638
2352016-09-12dist_taxakml556List of datasetsList of species57d76390cf859_20160912_222612
2362016-09-02dist_spshapefile556List of datasetsList of species57c9aea108325_20160902_131555
2372016-06-24dist_spkml2186List of datasetsList of species57699ba97fc63_20160623_162458
2382016-06-17dist_spshapefile2186List of datasetsList of species5762c6670c47d_20160616_124830
2392016-05-25dist_spshapefile2186List of datasetsList of species57452cd59a133_20160525_05706
2402016-05-19dist_spshapefile2186List of datasetsList of species573c9f8b79884_20160518_172200
2412016-05-19dist_spcsv2186List of datasetsList of species573c9f8b79884_20160518_135955
2422016-05-19dist_spshapefile2186List of datasetsList of species573c9f8b79884_20160518_135627
2432016-04-29dist_taxashapefile2186List of datasetsList of species572369e07ff97_20160429_100900
2442016-04-28dist_taxakml2186List of datasetsList of species5720f070e9181_20160427_130212
2452016-04-27dist_taxakml2186List of datasetsList of species571fa4f60bf43_20160426_132731
2462016-04-07dist_taxakml2186List of datasetsList of species57064258e506f_20160407_72109
2472016-03-17dist_taxashapefile2186List of datasetsList of species56eacaf13ec0b_20160317_112552
2482015-12-10dist_taxashapefile2186List of datasetsList of species5669a7f1829f3_20151210_115004
2492015-12-02pointscsv1679List of datasetsList of species565ed82e7349b_20151202_80234
2502015-12-02pointscsv1556List of datasetsList of species565ed82e7349b_20151202_64227
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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 Goolge 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.