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)124
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)646
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)13
diversity indexes (diversity)12
Observations based on criteria (points)888
All observations of species (whole_species)214
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)20
  • 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
18512016-05-25dist_spshapefile551List of datasetsList of species57452cd59a133_20160525_05706
18522016-05-23whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species5742a682434d2_20160523_25302
18532016-05-19dist_spcsv516List of datasetsList of species573c9f8b79884_20160518_135955
18542016-05-19dist_spshapefile516List of datasetsList of species573c9f8b79884_20160518_172200
18552016-05-19dist_spshapefile516List of datasetsList of species573c9f8b79884_20160518_135627
18562016-05-19dist_spshapefile1012List of datasetsList of species573c9f8b79884_20160518_131151
18572016-05-19dist_spcsv1012List of datasetsList of species573c9f8b79884_20160518_131439
18582016-05-18pointskml8List of datasetsList of species573bfb0d3e90c_20160518_11844
18592016-05-17dist_spkml8List of datasetsList of species573a588da3d11_20160516_193553
18602016-05-17dist_spkml551List of datasetsList of species573a3e34c6787_20160516_174308
18612016-05-17pointsshapefile1823List of datasetsList of species5739bdb295077_20160516_105932
18622016-05-12dist_spshapefile484List of datasetsList of species5733c31e225d0_20160511_194932
18632016-05-11dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species5731ff6a19f5e_20160510_114014
18642016-05-04pointsshapefile536List of datasetsList of species5728f5fd937bf_20160503_170411
18652016-04-29dist_taxashapefile1823List of datasetsList of species572369e07ff97_20160429_100900
18662016-04-28dist_taxakml1823List of datasetsList of species5720f070e9181_20160427_130212
18672016-04-27dist_taxakml1823List of datasetsList of species571fa4f60bf43_20160426_132731
18682016-04-18dist_spkml10List of datasetsList of species57148c758f459_20160418_32801
18692016-04-16pointscsv551List of datasetsList of species57118babdadb6_20160415_220355
18702016-04-14whole_datasetcsv1826List of datasetsList of species570f4e2cd6c9c_20160414_52105
18712016-04-13dist_spshapefile12List of datasetsList of species570e50efa1ab9_20160413_111912
18722016-04-13whole_speciesshapefile921List of datasetsList of species570d4ffd1d9cd_20160412_155009
18732016-04-13whole_speciesshapefile1List of datasetsList of species570d668d47109_20160412_172059
18742016-04-13dist_spshapefile971List of datasetsList of species570d5e5a94267_20160412_164649
18752016-04-13whole_speciesshapefile21List of datasetsList of species570d6591f2f26_20160412_171622
18762016-04-12dist_spshapefile21List of datasetsList of species570bf60f532f5_20160411_151714
18772016-04-10whole_speciesshapefile21List of datasetsList of species570a62cd8a3a2_20160410_103030
18782016-04-09dist_spkml551List of datasetsList of species5708a8ac0a706_20160409_30211
18792016-04-08whole_speciesshapefile21List of datasetsList of species570783dd8c2d8_20160408_61257
18802016-04-07dist_taxakml1823List of datasetsList of species57064258e506f_20160407_72109
18812016-04-06whole_datasetshapefile1826List of datasetsList of species5704d95fb94fa_20160406_60200
18822016-04-06whole_datasetkml1823List of datasetsList of species5704d95fb94fa_20160406_60131
18832016-04-04whole_speciescsv10List of datasetsList of species570298231bb38_20160404_123704
18842016-04-04whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species5702989e22b5f_20160404_123906
18852016-04-04whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species5702969eae8c8_20160404_123057
18862016-04-04dist_spcsv14List of datasetsList of species570291c327c66_20160404_122632
18872016-03-31whole_speciescsv84List of datasetsList of species56fcd613a30bb_20160331_35218
18882016-03-30whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species56fba9fe2af52_20160330_64110
18892016-03-30whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species56fae91c03cae_20160329_164444
18902016-03-30whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species56fb9b3f286f2_20160330_52626
18912016-03-26dist_spshapefile1012List of datasetsList of species56f6b048e2754_20160326_121733
18922016-03-20dist_spcsv484List of datasetsList of species56ee33ecdebc6_20160320_15821
18932016-03-17dist_taxashapefile1823List of datasetsList of species56eacaf13ec0b_20160317_112552
18942016-02-23dist_spcsv921List of datasetsList of species56ccc0720a467_20160223_153402
18952016-02-23dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species56ccd2449de2c_20160223_164922
18962016-02-16whole_datasetcsv1826List of datasetsList of species56c37f738e45b_20160216_150225
18972016-02-16whole_speciescsv484List of datasetsList of species56c32e4703df1_20160216_91616
18982016-02-16whole_specieskml484List of datasetsList of species56c32e4703df1_20160216_91727
18992016-02-10dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species56bb10165413c_20160210_53327
19002016-02-09whole_speciescsv10List of datasetsList of species56ba3c65278c7_20160209_143538
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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.