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 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)95
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)6
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)18
All observations of species (whole_species)83
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)0
  • 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
1012023-10-17whole_speciesgdb317List of datasetsList of species652e2e3e12c18_20231017_110545
1022023-10-15dist_spcsv428List of datasetsList of species652bd2f5ada0c_20231015_075449
1032023-10-14whole_speciesgdb150List of datasetsList of species652b03923aaf8_20231014_171108
1042023-10-14whole_speciescsv150List of datasetsList of species652b03923aaf8_20231014_171038
1052023-10-09dist_taxakml716List of datasetsList of species652401c11ab5c_20231009_093933
1062023-10-09whole_speciesgdb317List of datasetsList of species6523b2f00caba_20231009_040059
1072023-10-09whole_speciesgdb150List of datasetsList of species6523b18d6378f_20231009_035647
1082023-10-06whole_speciescsv150List of datasetsList of species65200a65a6405_20231006_093632
1092023-10-02dist_taxakml716List of datasetsList of species651b4bd5e8581_20231002_190217
1102023-09-30whole_specieskml150List of datasetsList of species6518af664940b_20230930_193007
1112023-09-30whole_speciesgdb317List of datasetsList of species65189cc64caf6_20230930_181124
1122023-09-30whole_speciesgdb150List of datasetsList of species65189b4421a00_20230930_180450
1132023-09-28whole_specieskml52List of datasetsList of species65155c663aafc_20230928_070139
1142023-09-28whole_speciescsv52List of datasetsList of species65155c663aafc_20230928_070157
1152023-09-25whole_speciescsv52List of datasetsList of species65118458aca50_20230925_092148
1162023-09-20whole_speciescsv7List of datasetsList of species650a7cdf2bef1_20230920_010415
1172023-09-19whole_specieskml150List of datasetsList of species65099f2606351_20230919_092612
1182023-09-19whole_speciesgdb150List of datasetsList of species6509a9a0b2471_20230919_101933
1192023-09-19whole_speciesgdb317List of datasetsList of species6509a9a0b2471_20230919_102249
1202023-09-18dist_taxakml716List of datasetsList of species6508f34525502_20230918_210342
1212023-09-15whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species65049557cf029_20230915_133730
1222023-09-07pointscsv467List of datasetsList of species64f9e81697d39_20230907_113016
1232023-09-02dist_spkml253List of datasetsList of species64f2e0d28b481_20230902_031946
1242023-08-29pointskml52List of datasetsList of species64ee62af81f40_20230829_173437
1252023-08-15dist_spkml4List of datasetsList of species64dbe041f0e15_20230815_165057
1262023-08-07dist_taxakml716List of datasetsList of species64d0fae7ae3a9_20230807_100906
1272023-08-07dist_spcsv78List of datasetsList of species64d16bf526a08_20230807_181651
1282023-08-07dist_spcsv78List of datasetsList of species64d16bf526a08_20230807_181531
1292023-07-13whole_speciescsv150List of datasetsList of species64af7fe483fce_20230713_004140
1302023-07-06dist_spshapefile36List of datasetsList of species64a6b4b22b344_20230706_083452
1312023-07-06dist_spshapefile35List of datasetsList of species64a6b4b22b344_20230706_094509
1322023-06-30dist_taxakml716List of datasetsList of species649e8cefecd92_20230630_040824
1332023-06-22pointskml150List of datasetsList of species64942a3c1ca4f_20230622_070909
1342023-06-19dist_spshapefile285List of datasetsList of species648fff25a9a65_20230619_031250
1352023-06-19pointscsv467List of datasetsList of species648fff25a9a65_20230619_032817
1362023-06-19dist_spcsv425List of datasetsList of species6490f3039ea3a_20230619_205403
1372023-06-19dist_spcsv253List of datasetsList of species64910adfc829a_20230619_221324
1382023-06-19dist_spcsv414List of datasetsList of species6490f3039ea3a_20230619_203450
1392023-06-18dist_spcsv262List of datasetsList of species648fbf3a7f0d4_20230618_224037
1402023-06-16whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species648c6d0759471_20230616_101307
1412023-06-15whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species648b2aa48714a_20230615_111910
1422023-06-15dist_spcsv5List of datasetsList of species648b2aa48714a_20230615_112839
1432023-06-14dist_spkml78List of datasetsList of species6489781450ecf_20230614_044718
1442023-06-14dist_spkml78List of datasetsList of species6489781450ecf_20230614_044714
1452023-06-13whole_speciescsv52List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083936
1462023-06-13dist_spcsv35List of datasetsList of species64885747e24b9_20230613_080149
1472023-06-06whole_specieskml150List of datasetsList of species647fe00533705_20230606_214303
1482023-06-06whole_specieskml317List of datasetsList of species647ef8222cc98_20230606_051633
1492023-06-06whole_specieskml317List of datasetsList of species647ef8222cc98_20230606_051605
1502023-06-06whole_specieskml150List of datasetsList of species647ef8222cc98_20230606_051455
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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.