Hebridean Dolphin and Whale Trust killer whale sightings 1990-2006
Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust

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 2022202120202019201820172016201520142013201220112010
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)255
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)237
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)0
diversity indexes (diversity)4
Observations based on criteria (points)146
All observations of species (whole_species)95
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)26
  • 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
512021-12-09pointsshapefile137List of datasetsList of species61b24c8cc7861_20211209_134403
522021-12-01pointskml137List of datasetsList of species61a792cf7dc5e_20211201_144911
532021-11-24dist_spkml125List of datasetsList of species619decaf2b2c5_20211124_024315
542021-11-18dist_spcsv125List of datasetsList of species619679f69da5f_20211118_111644
552021-11-18whole_specieskml137List of datasetsList of species61967fce47fb0_20211118_114541
562021-11-18whole_specieskml137List of datasetsList of species619679f69da5f_20211118_110816
572021-11-18dist_spkml125List of datasetsList of species619679f69da5f_20211118_112630
582021-11-16whole_specieskml137List of datasetsList of species61930167c893a_20211115_195740
592021-11-12dist_spshapefile125List of datasetsList of species618ea8dd363ed_20211112_125326
602021-11-12dist_spcsv125List of datasetsList of species618ea8dd363ed_20211112_125317
612021-11-12whole_specieskml137List of datasetsList of species618ea8dd363ed_20211112_125352
622021-10-21pointsshapefile137List of datasetsList of species617216386371a_20211021_220007
632021-10-15dist_spshapefile125List of datasetsList of species616989ba9fa33_20211015_104227
642021-10-12pointskml137List of datasetsList of species6165c9e0bd201_20211012_141153
652021-10-12pointskml137List of datasetsList of species6165c9e0bd201_20211012_135642
662021-10-12pointskml137List of datasetsList of species6165c9e0bd201_20211012_140455
672021-10-12pointskml137List of datasetsList of species6165c9e0bd201_20211012_135934
682021-10-12pointsshapefile137List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_134440
692021-10-12pointskml137List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_133250
702021-10-12pointskml137List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_132801
712021-10-12pointskml137List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_132945
722021-10-12pointskml137List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_133835
732021-10-12pointskml137List of datasetsList of species6165bcd5a193e_20211012_130045
742021-10-12pointskml137List of datasetsList of species6165bcd5a193e_20211012_131220
752021-10-12pointskml137List of datasetsList of species6165bcd5a193e_20211012_131242
762021-10-12dist_spkml136List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130319
772021-10-12dist_spkml136List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130316
782021-10-12dist_spkml136List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130400
792021-10-12dist_spkml136List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130325
802021-10-12dist_spkml136List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130324
812021-10-12pointskml137List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_131326
822021-10-12dist_spkml136List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130323
832021-10-12dist_spkml132List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130211
842021-10-12dist_spkml136List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130235
852021-10-09dist_taxacsv125List of datasetsList of species61618d585641f_20211009_084623
862021-10-09dist_taxacsv125List of datasetsList of species61618d585641f_20211009_084641
872021-10-04dist_spcsv125List of datasetsList of species615b8d035502c_20211004_192504
882021-10-01dist_taxakml125List of datasetsList of species6154741707ef2_20211001_012530
892021-09-30pointsshapefile137List of datasetsList of species6155dd752a21b_20210930_121008
902021-09-28dist_spshapefile125List of datasetsList of species61533a3f38625_20210928_122410
912021-09-28dist_spcsv125List of datasetsList of species615366fdc2a82_20210928_150904
922021-09-28dist_spcsv125List of datasetsList of species61533a3f38625_20210928_120023
932021-09-22dist_spcsv125List of datasetsList of species614b860c04ba1_20210922_154803
942021-09-13whole_specieskml137List of datasetsList of species6137a3bfe6ce4_20210913_131457
952021-08-25dist_taxakml125List of datasetsList of species6126a698b4008_20210825_162510
962021-08-12dist_taxakml125List of datasetsList of species61151d37b6c5d_20210812_091056
972021-08-11pointsshapefile137List of datasetsList of species6113ef9565ab7_20210811_121149
982021-07-21dist_taxakml125List of datasetsList of species60f85ddccdb94_20210721_134847
992021-07-17dist_taxakml125List of datasetsList of species60f33c1987d1f_20210717_162346
1002021-07-08pointsshapefile137List of datasetsList of species60e77e865fd81_20210708_184938
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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.