United Kingdom National Whale Stranding Database 1913-2008
The Natural History Museum, London

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)154
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)7
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)31
All observations of species (whole_species)315
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
1512024-01-26whole_speciesgdb80List of datasetsList of species65b375bccd67c_20240126_040624
1522024-01-25whole_speciesgdb593List of datasetsList of species65b1b9c263734_20240124_203340
1532024-01-23whole_speciescsv15List of datasetsList of species65af7e4eb052e_20240123_054723
1542024-01-23whole_speciescsv15List of datasetsList of species65af7e4eb052e_20240123_061813
1552024-01-23whole_speciesgdb67List of datasetsList of species65af7e4eb052e_20240123_040439
1562024-01-23whole_speciescsv80List of datasetsList of species65af7e4eb052e_20240123_081808
1572024-01-23whole_speciescsv67List of datasetsList of species65af7e4eb052e_20240123_040421
1582024-01-23whole_speciescsv90List of datasetsList of species65af7e4eb052e_20240123_082008
1592024-01-23whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species65af7e4eb052e_20240123_081915
1602024-01-23whole_speciescsv15List of datasetsList of species65af7e4eb052e_20240123_060114
1612024-01-23whole_speciescsv90List of datasetsList of species65af7e4eb052e_20240123_082839
1622024-01-23whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species65af7e4eb052e_20240123_082911
1632024-01-23whole_speciescsv67List of datasetsList of species65af7e4eb052e_20240123_073205
1642024-01-23whole_speciescsv177List of datasetsList of species65af7e4eb052e_20240123_074159
1652024-01-23whole_speciescsv409List of datasetsList of species65af7e4eb052e_20240123_082238
1662024-01-23whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species65af7e4eb052e_20240123_082155
1672024-01-23whole_speciescsv4List of datasetsList of species65af7e4eb052e_20240123_073706
1682024-01-23whole_speciescsv13List of datasetsList of species65af7e4eb052e_20240123_073921
1692024-01-22whole_speciesgdb265List of datasetsList of species65aeef6278b20_20240122_175648
1702024-01-22whole_speciesgdb265List of datasetsList of species65aeef6278b20_20240122_174707
1712024-01-22whole_specieskml67List of datasetsList of species65ae872747f18_20240122_102213
1722024-01-22whole_speciesgdb67List of datasetsList of species65ae872747f18_20240122_102218
1732024-01-22whole_speciescsv67List of datasetsList of species65ae872747f18_20240122_102206
1742024-01-21dist_spkml67List of datasetsList of species65ac66db8cb6f_20240120_194320
1752024-01-21dist_spkml67List of datasetsList of species65ac66db8cb6f_20240120_194316
1762024-01-14dist_spkml15List of datasetsList of species65a3386062471_20240113_203939
1772024-01-14dist_spcsv15List of datasetsList of species65a3386062471_20240113_203834
1782024-01-14dist_spkml15List of datasetsList of species65a3386062471_20240113_203843
1792024-01-05pointsshapefile5311List of datasetsList of species659814eb115e8_20240105_133454
1802024-01-05whole_speciesgdb25List of datasetsList of species659814eb115e8_20240105_094418
1812024-01-05whole_speciesgdb67List of datasetsList of species659814eb115e8_20240105_095103
1822024-01-05pointsshapefile15List of datasetsList of species659814eb115e8_20240105_095425
1832024-01-05whole_speciesgdb4List of datasetsList of species65981cacbd51f_20240105_101424
1842024-01-05pointsshapefile508List of datasetsList of species65981ddbecec0_20240105_102514
1852024-01-04whole_speciesgdb40List of datasetsList of species6596f71e96f8d_20240104_132622
1862024-01-04whole_speciesgdb40List of datasetsList of species6596f2fd9fa13_20240104_130839
1872024-01-04whole_speciesgdb479List of datasetsList of species6596f9deb8b34_20240104_133353
1882024-01-04whole_speciesgdb40List of datasetsList of species6596f2fd9fa13_20240104_131446
1892024-01-04whole_speciescsv90List of datasetsList of species65966cd70f862_20240104_035713
1902024-01-03whole_speciescsv1914List of datasetsList of species6595d0a01fa31_20240103_164546
1912024-01-03whole_speciescsv1914List of datasetsList of species6595d0a01fa31_20240103_163429
1922024-01-03whole_speciescsv90List of datasetsList of species6595838a58c89_20240103_144248
1932024-01-03whole_speciescsv90List of datasetsList of species6595838a58c89_20240103_144250
1942023-12-30dist_spkml546List of datasetsList of species65905ccdc19f5_20231230_131928
1952023-12-29dist_spkml531List of datasetsList of species658ed8e099151_20231229_093839
1962023-12-28whole_speciescsv1914List of datasetsList of species658d790031719_20231228_085116
1972023-12-27whole_speciescsv253List of datasetsList of species658c1a50813e1_20231227_074922
1982023-12-27whole_speciescsv409List of datasetsList of species658c231c40155_20231227_081632
1992023-12-27whole_speciescsv90List of datasetsList of species658c1a50813e1_20231227_074846
2002023-12-27whole_speciescsv265List of datasetsList of species658c1a50813e1_20231227_074806
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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.