Whale shark telemetry
Scott Eckert, WIDECAST

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)2
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)26
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)1
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)4
All observations of species (whole_species)13
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
12024-07-10dist_spcsv281List of datasetsList of species668e5ef84d629_20240710_061440
22024-07-06whole_speciescsv1694List of datasetsList of species6688d13c0dbc9_20240706_012101
32024-06-10whole_speciescsv1694List of datasetsList of species6667466482b73_20240610_143955
42024-06-10whole_speciescsv1694List of datasetsList of species6667485f5e5e9_20240610_144313
52024-06-10whole_speciescsv1694List of datasetsList of species6667459a5bf10_20240610_144010
62024-06-10whole_speciescsv1694List of datasetsList of species666745c3720dc_20240610_143652
72024-06-10whole_speciescsv1694List of datasetsList of species666745d533a55_20240610_144026
82024-06-03whole_speciesgdb1694List of datasetsList of species665e29d9dd0cd_20240603_164028
92024-05-24dist_taxa_h3shapefile268List of datasetsList of species6650f48bc2821_20240524_162729
102024-05-24dist_taxa_h3shapefile268List of datasetsList of species6650f48bc2821_20240524_162734
112024-05-04pointscsv1694List of datasetsList of species66365ca4ee3af_20240504_125113
122024-05-04dist_spcsv766List of datasetsList of species66365ca4ee3af_20240504_121530
132024-05-02pointsshapefile1694List of datasetsList of species6634092535e48_20240502_175125
142024-05-02pointsshapefile1694List of datasetsList of species6634092535e48_20240502_175122
152024-04-03dist_spshapefile22List of datasetsList of species660d591d9f68c_20240403_093328
162024-04-03dist_spshapefile766List of datasetsList of species660d4fa21fcfd_20240403_085159
172024-04-03dist_spwms22List of datasetsList of species660d527eb96e2_20240403_090540
182024-04-03dist_spkml766List of datasetsList of species660d4fa21fcfd_20240403_085202
192024-04-03dist_spwms766List of datasetsList of species660d4fa21fcfd_20240403_085211
202024-04-03dist_spwms22List of datasetsList of species660d527eb96e2_20240403_090602
212024-04-03dist_spwms3List of datasetsList of species660d527eb96e2_20240403_090645
222024-04-03dist_spwms22List of datasetsList of species660d527eb96e2_20240403_090932
232024-04-03dist_spwms22List of datasetsList of species660d527eb96e2_20240403_090748
242024-04-03dist_spwms22List of datasetsList of species660d527eb96e2_20240403_090828
252024-04-03dist_spwms22List of datasetsList of species660d527eb96e2_20240403_090915
262024-04-03dist_spwms22List of datasetsList of species660d527eb96e2_20240403_090526
272024-04-03dist_spwms22List of datasetsList of species660d591d9f68c_20240403_093108
282024-04-03dist_spwms22List of datasetsList of species660d527eb96e2_20240403_090551
292024-04-03dist_spcsv22List of datasetsList of species660d591d9f68c_20240403_093321
302024-03-12dist_taxakml281List of datasetsList of species65f069f854b13_20240312_104516
312024-02-17dist_sp_h3shapefile268List of datasetsList of species65d042de9fdc6_20240217_004346
322024-02-03dist_spcsv281List of datasetsList of species65be2b78ed257_20240203_090522
332024-02-03dist_spshapefile281List of datasetsList of species65be2b78ed257_20240203_090616
342024-02-03dist_spcsv281List of datasetsList of species65be2b78ed257_20240203_070507
352024-02-03dist_spcsv281List of datasetsList of species65be2b78ed257_20240203_090707
362024-01-25dist_spshapefile766List of datasetsList of species65b2370ec41f5_20240125_053102
372023-10-17pointscsv1695List of datasetsList of species652ef00c0fd90_20231017_163913
382023-10-15dist_spcsv281List of datasetsList of species652bd2f5ada0c_20231015_075449
392023-10-09dist_taxakml281List of datasetsList of species652401c11ab5c_20231009_093933
402023-10-02dist_taxakml281List of datasetsList of species651b4bd5e8581_20231002_190217
412023-09-18dist_taxakml281List of datasetsList of species6508f34525502_20230918_210342
422023-09-15whole_speciescsv1695List of datasetsList of species65049557cf029_20230915_133730
432023-08-07dist_taxakml281List of datasetsList of species64d0fae7ae3a9_20230807_100906
442023-06-30dist_taxakml281List of datasetsList of species649e8cefecd92_20230630_040824
452023-06-19dist_spcsv281List of datasetsList of species6490f3039ea3a_20230619_203450
462023-06-19dist_spcsv766List of datasetsList of species6490f3039ea3a_20230619_205403
472023-06-16whole_speciescsv1695List of datasetsList of species648c6d0759471_20230616_101307
482023-06-15dist_spcsv766List of datasetsList of species648b2aa48714a_20230615_112839
492023-06-15whole_speciescsv1695List of datasetsList of species648b2aa48714a_20230615_111910
502023-04-18whole_speciescsv1695List of datasetsList of species643f27f7bb74e_20230418_201717
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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.