Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Sightings in the Vicinity of the Maryland Wind Energy Area 2013-2015
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 20222021202020192018201720162015
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)128
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)750
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)16
diversity indexes (diversity)14
Observations based on criteria (points)922
All observations of species (whole_species)317
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)22
  • 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
16012018-03-14dist_spshapefile24List of datasetsList of species5aa974e87a006_20180314_152501
16022018-03-09dist_spshapefile6List of datasetsList of species5aa2a61787cd9_20180309_102529
16032018-02-22pointsshapefile971List of datasetsList of species5a8ef89d0d155_20180222_121212
16042018-02-18dist_spcsv30List of datasetsList of species5a89d45301e44_20180218_143444
16052018-02-07dist_spkml65List of datasetsList of species5a7ae27e6fb2d_20180207_63701
16062018-02-07dist_spshapefile65List of datasetsList of species5a7ae27e6fb2d_20180207_63515
16072018-02-07dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species5a7a4e26c6b8d_20180206_234457
16082018-02-07dist_spshapefile4List of datasetsList of species5a7b566090a35_20180207_145300
16092018-02-06pointsshapefile49List of datasetsList of species5a79c464370b1_20180206_100833
16102018-02-06pointsshapefile49List of datasetsList of species5a79bf7989da3_20180206_95450
16112018-02-02dist_taxashapefile1264List of datasetsList of species5a74911449288_20180202_130609
16122018-02-02dist_taxashapefile183List of datasetsList of species5a74911449288_20180202_113810
16132018-01-25dist_spcsv57List of datasetsList of species5a69f52df312c_20180125_102213
16142018-01-22pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5a65f2d261f02_20180122_92226
16152018-01-19pointsshapefile921List of datasetsList of species5a61dad87af1d_20180119_70133
16162018-01-19pointsshapefile484List of datasetsList of species5a61dedd3cf29_20180119_70609
16172018-01-14dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5a5b39e6c2351_20180114_60920
16182018-01-12dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5a58df870af69_20180112_111721
16192018-01-12dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_94617
16202018-01-12dist_spcsv10List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_53201
16212018-01-12dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_80210
16222018-01-12dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_83630
16232018-01-12dist_spshapefile3List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_83711
16242018-01-12dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_81552
16252018-01-12dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_94329
16262018-01-12dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_94404
16272018-01-12dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_94536
16282018-01-12dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_94706
16292018-01-12dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_94747
16302018-01-12dist_spshapefile10List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_52327
16312018-01-12dist_spcsv4List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_83044
16322018-01-12dist_spshapefile10List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_52252
16332018-01-12dist_spshapefile4List of datasetsList of species5a5871e21adca_20180112_83116
16342018-01-11dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133807
16352018-01-11dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133813
16362018-01-11dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133822
16372018-01-11dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133812
16382018-01-11dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133820
16392018-01-06pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5a5052544f21e_20180105_234312
16402018-01-06pointswms2List of datasetsList of species5a5052544f21e_20180105_234424
16412018-01-06pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5a5052544f21e_20180105_234348
16422018-01-03dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species5a4d52a840af3_20180103_170518
16432017-12-11pointsshapefile921List of datasetsList of species5a2f2bddb14cc_20171211_201245
16442017-12-08pointsshapefile8List of datasetsList of species5a2b3143947c5_20171208_194351
16452017-12-08pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5a2b3069c5582_20171208_204825
16462017-12-08dist_spshapefile3List of datasetsList of species5a2b3143947c5_20171208_195708
16472017-12-05dist_taxakml642List of datasetsList of species5a2745da3756b_20171205_202458
16482017-12-05dist_taxakml642List of datasetsList of species5a2745da3756b_20171205_202454
16492017-12-02pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5a23070306aaf_20171202_153241
16502017-12-01pointskml49List of datasetsList of species5a20e8be93301_20171201_10939
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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.