Marine bird density and distribution on Canada's Pacific coast, 2005-2008
Caroline Fox, Dalhousie University and Raincoast Conservation Foundation

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 20242023
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)6
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)8
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)0
diversity indexes (diversity)3
Observations based on criteria (points)1
All observations of species (whole_species)10
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)5
  • 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
12024-04-29whole_speciescsv189List of datasetsList of species662f9dbe33def_20240429_091852
22024-04-11whole_specieskml1666List of datasetsList of species661829bf7c234_20240411_143653
32024-04-11whole_specieskml1666List of datasetsList of species661829bf7c234_20240411_143647
42024-04-11whole_specieskml1666List of datasetsList of species661829bf7c234_20240411_143652
52024-04-11whole_specieskml1666List of datasetsList of species661829bf7c234_20240411_143655
62024-04-03dist_spwms426List of datasetsList of species660d4fa21fcfd_20240403_085211
72024-04-03dist_spkml426List of datasetsList of species660d4fa21fcfd_20240403_085202
82024-04-03dist_spshapefile426List of datasetsList of species660d4fa21fcfd_20240403_085159
92024-03-12dist_taxakml2114List of datasetsList of species65f069f854b13_20240312_104516
102023-11-23whole_datasetgdb12991List of datasetsList of species655e5f23a1cd4_20231122_192045
112023-11-17whole_datasetcsv12991List of datasetsList of species6557ccef560c9_20231117_152938
122023-11-16whole_datasetcsv12991List of datasetsList of species65569dcac88b5_20231116_180047
132023-11-13diversityshapefile5752List of datasetsList of species654ebac317bf9_20231112_200732
142023-11-13diversityshapefile5752List of datasetsList of species654ebac317bf9_20231112_200207
152023-11-10diversityshapefile5752List of datasetsList of species654e5b7985a97_20231110_115918
162023-11-07whole_speciesgdb38List of datasetsList of species654a8a259ff4f_20231107_142105
172023-10-09dist_taxakml2114List of datasetsList of species652401c11ab5c_20231009_093933
182023-10-02dist_taxakml2114List of datasetsList of species651b4bd5e8581_20231002_190217
192023-09-18dist_taxakml2114List of datasetsList of species6508f34525502_20230918_210342
202023-09-18pointscsv5List of datasetsList of species6507dc772c458_20230918_011543
212023-08-26whole_speciescsv38List of datasetsList of species64e983c8d7767_20230826_004828
222023-08-21dist_spcsv16List of datasetsList of species64e2ebc68886d_20230821_004619
232023-08-07dist_taxakml2114List of datasetsList of species64d0fae7ae3a9_20230807_100906
242023-06-30dist_taxakml2114List of datasetsList of species649e8cefecd92_20230630_040824
252023-06-21whole_datasetgdb12991List of datasetsList of species6493543a675b9_20230621_170255
262023-06-21whole_datasetgdb12991List of datasetsList of species6493543a675b9_20230621_170327
272023-06-19dist_spcsv662List of datasetsList of species6490f3039ea3a_20230619_203450
282023-06-19dist_spcsv1240List of datasetsList of species6490f3039ea3a_20230619_205403
292023-03-03whole_speciesgdb44List of datasetsList of species640209a5ccbba_20230303_095446
302023-03-02whole_speciescsv708List of datasetsList of species64015dd3af159_20230302_215317
312023-02-14whole_speciescsv708List of datasetsList of species63eb2e1c64af1_20230214_014913
322023-01-21dist_spkml202List of datasetsList of species63cc2b1df00dc_20230121_131429
332023-01-21dist_spkml202List of datasetsList of species63cc2b1df00dc_20230121_131445
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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.