Megafauna sightings off Seychelles
GVI Seychelles & SNPA

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 20222021202020192018
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)60
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)228
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)1
diversity indexes (diversity)10
Observations based on criteria (points)197
All observations of species (whole_species)100
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
12022-05-19dist_taxakml716List of datasetsList of species6285ce74d89aa_20220519_012601
22022-05-18pointscsv52List of datasetsList of species6285474f12f01_20220518_155300
32022-05-17whole_specieskml317List of datasetsList of species62838926dca31_20220517_081448
42022-05-14whole_speciescsv150List of datasetsList of species627f9e84ae197_20220514_092849
52022-05-14whole_speciesgdb150List of datasetsList of species627f9e84ae197_20220514_093002
62022-05-12whole_speciescsv150List of datasetsList of species627d7c6baadef_20220512_173110
72022-05-12whole_speciescsv317List of datasetsList of species627d79b6e44ee_20220512_172335
82022-05-02whole_speciesgdb150List of datasetsList of species626f632657c84_20220502_011350
92022-05-02whole_speciesgdb150List of datasetsList of species626f632657c84_20220502_011520
102022-04-20whole_speciescsv150List of datasetsList of species625ef78816688_20220420_013658
112022-04-19whole_speciescsv150List of datasetsList of species625e408043e53_20220419_010437
122022-04-19whole_speciescsv150List of datasetsList of species625e408043e53_20220419_010432
132022-04-19whole_speciescsv317List of datasetsList of species625ef78816688_20220419_141743
142022-04-19dist_spcsv230List of datasetsList of species625ead707c4fc_20220419_084330
152022-04-12pointsshapefile52List of datasetsList of species6255da0008f11_20220412_160940
162022-04-07dist_spshapefile262List of datasetsList of species624f2dd1d274f_20220407_143537
172022-04-06pointscsv825List of datasetsList of species624d3a8895a42_20220406_030407
182022-04-01whole_speciescsv150List of datasetsList of species6247021fa032e_20220401_094844
192022-03-30whole_speciescsv150List of datasetsList of species6244b9ae6b7f0_20220330_161428
202022-03-20whole_speciesgdb150List of datasetsList of species62377a1c5f3f1_20220320_150715
212022-03-20whole_speciescsv150List of datasetsList of species62377a1c5f3f1_20220320_150824
222022-03-11dist_taxakml716List of datasetsList of species622bab7f290d0_20220311_150601
232022-03-03dist_spkml35List of datasetsList of species62216840bf181_20220303_201559
242022-02-28dist_taxakml716List of datasetsList of species621cce6e20e07_20220228_083050
252022-02-25diversitykml35List of datasetsList of species6219ac29c8680_20220225_233642
262022-02-25dist_spkml35List of datasetsList of species6219a10c9c4a3_20220225_230054
272022-02-25diversitykml35List of datasetsList of species6219ac29c8680_20220225_233845
282022-02-25whole_specieskml5List of datasetsList of species62196234ce167_20220225_182632
292022-02-24whole_specieskml150List of datasetsList of species6216529c16b66_20220224_181509
302022-02-24dist_spkml176List of datasetsList of species62182a1e3710e_20220224_204657
312022-02-23dist_spkml176List of datasetsList of species62167f56b6f94_20220223_134652
322022-02-23dist_spkml176List of datasetsList of species62167f56b6f94_20220223_134519
332022-02-23dist_spkml176List of datasetsList of species62167f56b6f94_20220223_133945
342022-02-23dist_spkml176List of datasetsList of species62167f56b6f94_20220223_133939
352022-02-23whole_specieskml317List of datasetsList of species621666332485d_20220223_120153
362022-02-21whole_specieskml150List of datasetsList of species6214229bd4cad_20220221_184756
372022-02-17dist_spkml35List of datasetsList of species620d8bbf526bd_20220217_193236
382022-02-17dist_spkml35List of datasetsList of species620d8bbf526bd_20220217_193232
392022-02-10dist_spshapefile77List of datasetsList of species620553ff03469_20220210_130918
402022-02-05dist_spkml253List of datasetsList of species61fe7bd3e31ce_20220205_083012
412022-02-02pointscsv52List of datasetsList of species61fb0817c5c88_20220202_175138
422022-02-02pointsshapefile52List of datasetsList of species61fb0817c5c88_20220202_175754
432022-02-02dist_spshapefile35List of datasetsList of species61faf27a5c32c_20220202_161827
442022-02-02dist_spcsv35List of datasetsList of species61faf27a5c32c_20220202_161846
452022-02-01whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species61f99cd35e1ae_20220201_160145
462022-01-29whole_speciescsv317List of datasetsList of species61f59a50c388b_20220129_145624
472022-01-25whole_speciesgdb150List of datasetsList of species61efbb7f242db_20220125_040135
482022-01-24whole_speciescsv52List of datasetsList of species61ee7bddbd75d_20220124_052154
492022-01-14whole_speciescsv150List of datasetsList of species61e1b511227c8_20220114_133431
502022-01-05pointsshapefile825List of datasetsList of species61d51161cd403_20220104_225110
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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.