Mingan Island Cetacean Study 84-07
Richard Sears, Mingan Island Cetacean Study

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)223
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)11
diversity indexes (diversity)3
Observations based on criteria (points)34
All observations of species (whole_species)261
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
5012023-03-06dist_spcsv11List of datasetsList of species640531891d7a9_20230306_031300
5022023-03-06whole_speciescsv42List of datasetsList of species6405a3b5362a1_20230306_032928
5032023-03-06whole_speciescsv42List of datasetsList of species640531891d7a9_20230306_031214
5042023-03-06dist_spcsv23List of datasetsList of species6405a3b5362a1_20230306_033118
5052023-03-02dist_spkml102List of datasetsList of species64011bd602881_20230302_165937
5062023-03-02dist_spkml102List of datasetsList of species64011bd602881_20230302_165948
5072023-03-02whole_speciescsv8List of datasetsList of species6400962f1f6da_20230302_074607
5082023-02-28whole_speciesgdb42List of datasetsList of species63fe0fc1956d1_20230228_100832
5092023-02-28whole_speciescsv42List of datasetsList of species63fe0fc1956d1_20230228_100831
5102023-02-22whole_speciescsv1596List of datasetsList of species63f69e2e89811_20230222_180313
5112023-02-21dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species63f51fb8b3177_20230221_145335
5122023-02-20dist_spkml443List of datasetsList of species63f39d9d4f464_20230220_112126
5132023-02-19whole_speciescsv67List of datasetsList of species63f28c98e6386_20230219_174722
5142023-02-18dist_spshapefile84List of datasetsList of species63f158cd2dbb3_20230218_181050
5152023-02-16dist_spkml3501List of datasetsList of species63eea5966cf70_20230216_165827
5162023-02-16dist_spkml3501List of datasetsList of species63eea5966cf70_20230216_165928
5172023-02-15dist_spcsv443List of datasetsList of species63ed343a2bbe7_20230215_144056
5182023-02-15pointscsv592List of datasetsList of species63ed4212067aa_20230215_153742
5192023-02-09dist_sp_h3csv93List of datasetsList of species63e53911bbf0f_20230209_135036
5202023-02-08dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species63e39b1067c88_20230208_091004
5212023-02-08dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species63e39b1067c88_20230208_075912
5222023-02-07dist_spcsv8List of datasetsList of species63e26944e767d_20230207_101256
5232023-02-03dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species63dcd2a656fea_20230203_042537
5242023-02-03dist_spshapefile3501List of datasetsList of species63dccb233471d_20230203_042028
5252023-02-02dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species63db9ac7c05aa_20230202_061810
5262023-02-02whole_speciescsv342List of datasetsList of species63dc5258859af_20230202_192151
5272023-02-02whole_speciescsv42List of datasetsList of species63dc5441b51e8_20230202_192607
5282023-02-02whole_speciescsv23List of datasetsList of species63dc554d96d63_20230202_192929
5292023-01-31dist_spcsv14List of datasetsList of species63d9208fc70a7_20230131_091652
5302023-01-28dist_spshapefile84List of datasetsList of species63d5f709a66b4_20230128_234404
5312023-01-28dist_spkml84List of datasetsList of species63d5f709a66b4_20230128_234238
5322023-01-27dist_spcsv22List of datasetsList of species63d42f05ae4bf_20230127_151651
5332023-01-24whole_specieskml42List of datasetsList of species63cfb81555527_20230124_060344
5342023-01-24whole_speciesgdb325List of datasetsList of species63cfb81555527_20230124_055146
5352023-01-24whole_speciesgdb592List of datasetsList of species63cfb81555527_20230124_060900
5362023-01-24whole_speciesgdb20List of datasetsList of species63cfb81555527_20230124_055323
5372023-01-24whole_speciesgdb8List of datasetsList of species63cfada3dba39_20230124_051441
5382023-01-24whole_speciescsv1596List of datasetsList of species63cf7e4786fb7_20230124_025619
5392023-01-23whole_speciescsv24List of datasetsList of species63ce554df36af_20230123_044319
5402023-01-23whole_speciesgdb24List of datasetsList of species63ce554df36af_20230123_044150
List of datasets


  • 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.