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
18512017-03-24pointsshapefile970List of datasetsList of species58d54683747b3_20170324_124013
18522017-03-24dist_spshapefile43List of datasetsList of species58d53ce78dce3_20170324_114548
18532017-03-24pointsshapefile970List of datasetsList of species58d54683747b3_20170324_122457
18542017-03-24pointsshapefile484List of datasetsList of species58d54683747b3_20170324_132538
18552017-03-22pointskml524List of datasetsList of species58d283fa6977c_20170322_100300
18562017-03-22pointskml524List of datasetsList of species58d283fa6977c_20170322_100250
18572017-03-22pointskml524List of datasetsList of species58d283fa6977c_20170322_100259
18582017-03-22pointskml524List of datasetsList of species58d283fa6977c_20170322_100257
18592017-03-22pointskml1457List of datasetsList of species58d156178e374_20170322_95755
18602017-03-22pointskml1445List of datasetsList of species58d156178e374_20170322_95607
18612017-03-22pointskml524List of datasetsList of species58d283fa6977c_20170322_100301
18622017-03-22pointskml1457List of datasetsList of species58d156178e374_20170322_95747
18632017-03-22pointskml524List of datasetsList of species58d156178e374_20170322_95551
18642017-03-22pointskml1445List of datasetsList of species58d156178e374_20170322_95614
18652017-03-22pointskml524List of datasetsList of species58d283fa6977c_20170322_100258
18662017-03-22pointskml1457List of datasetsList of species58d156178e374_20170322_95744
18672017-03-22pointskml524List of datasetsList of species58d156178e374_20170322_95544
18682017-03-20dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species58cfc8ecb3d76_20170320_82020
18692017-03-20dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species58cfbd13a27be_20170320_80203
18702017-03-20pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species58cfc8ecb3d76_20170320_82129
18712017-03-17dist_spcsv109List of datasetsList of species58cbcaa0365a5_20170317_74813
18722017-03-10dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species58c262f7d3ee7_20170310_32649
18732017-03-09dist_spkml53List of datasetsList of species58c18c2e802c8_20170309_122004
18742017-03-09pointsshapefile921List of datasetsList of species58c1a1f52e1d1_20170309_134824
18752017-03-09pointscsv10List of datasetsList of species58c18c2e802c8_20170309_145034
18762017-03-09pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species58c1be70ebccc_20170309_154617
18772017-03-09pointscsv484List of datasetsList of species58c1be70ebccc_20170309_155656
18782017-03-09pointscsv28List of datasetsList of species58c1be70ebccc_20170309_155203
18792017-03-09pointscsv10List of datasetsList of species58c18c2e802c8_20170309_145600
18802017-03-09pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species58c1b3f0a2eba_20170309_154124
18812017-03-07dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species58be840431fd1_20170307_50237
18822017-02-22pointskml921List of datasetsList of species58ad68ed55ca0_20170222_105338
18832017-02-22pointskml921List of datasetsList of species58ad68ed55ca0_20170222_105340
18842017-02-11dist_spkml30List of datasetsList of species589ebe85d58a1_20170211_23721
18852017-02-11dist_spkml30List of datasetsList of species589ebe85d58a1_20170211_23718
18862017-02-03dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5894666f2cc96_20170203_61605
18872017-02-03dist_taxakml183List of datasetsList of species5894666f2cc96_20170203_61734
18882017-02-02dist_spshapefile13List of datasetsList of species58929385de5c9_20170202_33133
18892017-01-23pointsshapefile10List of datasetsList of species5885e6bfdf70f_20170123_62448
18902017-01-18pointsshapefile29List of datasetsList of species587ff98dc3fe6_20170118_182717
18912017-01-17dist_spkml114List of datasetsList of species587e636dea445_20170117_133443
18922017-01-17pointscsv8List of datasetsList of species587e941e6e9c1_20170117_170604
18932017-01-17pointskml8List of datasetsList of species587e941e6e9c1_20170117_170554
18942017-01-17pointsshapefile484List of datasetsList of species587e47e286df7_20170117_115608
18952017-01-17pointsshapefile484List of datasetsList of species587e47e286df7_20170117_120125
18962017-01-13dist_spkml39List of datasetsList of species587895aa25c4e_20170113_35645
18972017-01-13dist_spkml39List of datasetsList of species587895aa25c4e_20170113_35650
18982017-01-12dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species5877ce8106612_20170112_134527
18992017-01-04pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species586d2f2140f19_20170104_122212
19002017-01-04pointsshapefile26List of datasetsList of species586d3c5b21d83_20170104_131848
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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.