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
3512023-07-10pointsshapefile5423List of datasetsList of species64abd4945f747_20230710_055550
3522023-07-10whole_speciesgdb1914List of datasetsList of species64abd9781c228_20230710_062554
3532023-07-10whole_speciesgdb1914List of datasetsList of species64abd9781c228_20230710_061331
3542023-07-10whole_speciesgdb5423List of datasetsList of species64abd6a97c331_20230710_060116
3552023-07-07pointsshapefile1824List of datasetsList of species64a7dcf543f40_20230707_054212
3562023-07-06dist_spshapefile11855List of datasetsList of species64a6b4b22b344_20230706_083452
3572023-07-06dist_spshapefile11694List of datasetsList of species64a6b4b22b344_20230706_094509
3582023-07-06dist_spshapefile5239List of datasetsList of species64a6beff81c8c_20230706_092401
3592023-07-01whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species649fff18bd4a2_20230701_062716
3602023-06-30whole_speciescsv40List of datasetsList of species649e86e1beedd_20230630_034646
3612023-06-30whole_speciescsv409List of datasetsList of species649edad6ad1aa_20230630_095523
3622023-06-30whole_speciescsv40List of datasetsList of species649edad6ad1aa_20230630_095247
3632023-06-30whole_speciescsv4List of datasetsList of species649e86e1beedd_20230630_035613
3642023-06-30dist_taxakml11284List of datasetsList of species649e8cefecd92_20230630_040824
3652023-06-29dist_spcsv72List of datasetsList of species649d9a394d39c_20230629_110842
3662023-06-19whole_speciescsv1170List of datasetsList of species648ff963d4f1e_20230619_024716
3672023-06-19dist_spcsv10790List of datasetsList of species6490f3039ea3a_20230619_203450
3682023-06-19dist_spcsv11197List of datasetsList of species6490f3039ea3a_20230619_205403
3692023-06-16whole_specieskml90List of datasetsList of species648c72811edef_20230616_115224
3702023-06-16whole_speciescsv209List of datasetsList of species648ca06de8550_20230616_230240
3712023-06-16pointscsv177List of datasetsList of species648ca06de8550_20230616_151733
3722023-06-16pointswfs177List of datasetsList of species648ca06de8550_20230616_145307
3732023-06-15whole_speciescsv80List of datasetsList of species648b395624b9a_20230615_122054
3742023-06-13whole_speciescsv15List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083635
3752023-06-13whole_speciescsv90List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_091645
3762023-06-13whole_speciescsv393List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083936
3772023-06-13whole_speciescsv209List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083833
3782023-06-13whole_speciescsv253List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083758
3792023-06-13whole_speciescsv177List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083740
3802023-06-13whole_speciescsv90List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083713
3812023-06-13whole_speciescsv132List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083506
3822023-06-13whole_speciescsv1914List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083153
3832023-06-13whole_speciescsv67List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083003
3842023-06-13whole_speciescsv13List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_082923
3852023-06-13whole_speciescsv409List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_081148
3862023-06-13dist_spcsv3916List of datasetsList of species64885747e24b9_20230613_080149
3872023-06-13whole_speciescsv265List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083443
3882023-06-12whole_speciescsv90List of datasetsList of species6487c05d5e1ef_20230612_210848
3892023-06-12whole_specieskml90List of datasetsList of species6487c05d5e1ef_20230612_210905
3902023-06-12dist_spcsv85List of datasetsList of species6487753605c92_20230612_155355
3912023-06-12dist_spshapefile85List of datasetsList of species648783009548d_20230612_164640
3922023-06-05whole_speciescsv67List of datasetsList of species647de93e74e0a_20230605_095942
3932023-06-05whole_speciesgdb67List of datasetsList of species647de93e74e0a_20230605_100027
3942023-06-05whole_speciesgdb67List of datasetsList of species647de93e74e0a_20230605_100559
3952023-06-02dist_spshapefile157List of datasetsList of species647a87c010b75_20230602_202959
3962023-06-01whole_speciesgdb393List of datasetsList of species64788b8f7fae6_20230601_083706
3972023-06-01whole_speciescsv393List of datasetsList of species64788b8f7fae6_20230601_083710
3982023-05-28pointskml393List of datasetsList of species6472d668d6b1d_20230528_002741
3992023-05-28pointskml393List of datasetsList of species6472d668d6b1d_20230528_002718
4002023-05-26dist_spshapefile93List of datasetsList of species6470f6d049eb6_20230526_150655
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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.