Historical occurrence of whales in Scottish Waters inferred from whaling records
Conor Ryan

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 2023
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)0
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)61
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)1
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)7
All observations of species (whole_species)21
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)1
  • 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
12023-05-26dist_spshapefile2476List of datasetsList of species6470f6d049eb6_20230526_153412
22023-05-23dist_spcsv28List of datasetsList of species646cde1ab0bcd_20230523_114504
32023-05-23dist_spshapefile28List of datasetsList of species646cde1ab0bcd_20230523_114507
42023-05-23dist_spcsv28List of datasetsList of species646cde1ab0bcd_20230523_114616
52023-05-23dist_spshapefile28List of datasetsList of species646cde1ab0bcd_20230523_114617
62023-05-20whole_speciescsv2507List of datasetsList of species6468c364d4a35_20230520_085948
72023-05-15dist_spshapefile2154List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_195021
82023-05-15dist_spshapefile2154List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_195317
92023-05-15dist_spkml1998List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_163648
102023-05-15dist_spkml2089List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_164122
112023-05-15dist_spshapefile2089List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_164439
122023-05-15dist_spshapefile2089List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_164606
132023-05-15dist_spshapefile2089List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_164848
142023-05-15dist_spshapefile2121List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_165044
152023-05-15dist_spshapefile2154List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_185903
162023-05-15dist_spshapefile2154List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_190253
172023-05-15dist_spshapefile2154List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_192457
182023-05-15dist_spshapefile2154List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_192749
192023-05-15dist_spshapefile2154List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_193025
202023-05-15dist_spshapefile2154List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_193334
212023-05-15dist_spshapefile2154List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_194522
222023-05-10pointsshapefile43List of datasetsList of species645c18666194b_20230510_182333
232023-05-10pointsshapefile38List of datasetsList of species645c1a0487035_20230510_182844
242023-05-10dist_spkml30List of datasetsList of species645b1e759d862_20230510_003612
252023-05-09dist_spshapefile32List of datasetsList of species645acae620047_20230509_185632
262023-05-09dist_spshapefile28List of datasetsList of species645ac686a3ed5_20230509_190412
272023-05-09dist_spshapefile30List of datasetsList of species645aea6806eb9_20230509_205239
282023-05-09dist_spshapefile32List of datasetsList of species645acae620047_20230509_185638
292023-05-06dist_spkml33List of datasetsList of species6456ab3d993d3_20230506_153451
302023-05-05whole_speciescsv38List of datasetsList of species6455148e5e7fc_20230505_104517
312023-05-01dist_spkml123List of datasetsList of species644fe083cb439_20230501_121212
322023-04-25whole_specieskml38List of datasetsList of species6447b9e1e3164_20230425_085614
332023-04-25whole_speciesgdb38List of datasetsList of species6447b9e1e3164_20230425_074542
342023-04-25whole_speciescsv38List of datasetsList of species6447b9e1e3164_20230425_074005
352023-04-24dist_spkml33List of datasetsList of species644602c6c875f_20230424_002850
362023-04-24dist_spkml33List of datasetsList of species644602c6c875f_20230424_002856
372023-04-24dist_spshapefile28List of datasetsList of species64462666c31c9_20230424_025600
382023-04-24dist_spcsv28List of datasetsList of species6447328e263c5_20230424_215403
392023-04-24dist_spshapefile28List of datasetsList of species64462666c31c9_20230424_030112
402023-04-24pointsshapefile43List of datasetsList of species64462666c31c9_20230424_030553
412023-04-22whole_speciescsv51List of datasetsList of species644386747fa8b_20230422_030741
422023-04-11dist_spcsv32List of datasetsList of species643573cbba126_20230411_105840
432023-04-11dist_spcsv32List of datasetsList of species643573cbba126_20230411_105837
442023-04-11dist_spcsv32List of datasetsList of species643597cdb6cc4_20230411_142421
452023-04-11dist_spcsv32List of datasetsList of species643573cbba126_20230411_105832
462023-04-11pointskml38List of datasetsList of species6436009495667_20230411_205401
472023-04-10pointscsv43List of datasetsList of species6434841c87563_20230410_175715
482023-04-02dist_spkml32List of datasetsList of species64294cf4d6e88_20230402_053832
492023-03-29dist_spshapefile2364List of datasetsList of species6424c7d31729d_20230329_194349
502023-03-29dist_spshapefile2364List of datasetsList of species6424c296bda0b_20230329_193033
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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.