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
4012023-05-26dist_spshapefile93List of datasetsList of species6470f6d049eb6_20230526_150655
4022023-05-26dist_spshapefile11284List of datasetsList of species6470f6d049eb6_20230526_153412
4032023-05-26whole_speciescsv253List of datasetsList of species6470f6d049eb6_20230526_150139
4042023-05-26dist_spshapefile16List of datasetsList of species6470f6d049eb6_20230526_150323
4052023-05-20whole_speciescsv67List of datasetsList of species6468c364d4a35_20230520_085948
4062023-05-19whole_speciescsv253List of datasetsList of species64674e740bef4_20230519_062850
4072023-05-15dist_spshapefile652List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_185903
4082023-05-15dist_spshapefile478List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_164848
4092023-05-15dist_spshapefile729List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_192457
4102023-05-15dist_spshapefile729List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_190253
4112023-05-15dist_spshapefile493List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_165044
4122023-05-15dist_spkml474List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_163648
4132023-05-15dist_spkml478List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_164122
4142023-05-15dist_spshapefile478List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_164439
4152023-05-15dist_spshapefile478List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_164606
4162023-05-15dist_spshapefile1464List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_195317
4172023-05-15dist_spshapefile1384List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_195021
4182023-05-15dist_spshapefile1384List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_194522
4192023-05-15dist_spshapefile1384List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_193334
4202023-05-15dist_spshapefile1003List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_193025
4212023-05-15dist_spshapefile985List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_192749
4222023-05-12whole_speciescsv265List of datasetsList of species645de9e246bba_20230512_033553
4232023-05-12whole_specieskml409List of datasetsList of species645de9e246bba_20230512_033710
4242023-05-10pointsshapefile15List of datasetsList of species645c1a0487035_20230510_182844
4252023-05-09dist_spshapefile15List of datasetsList of species645acae620047_20230509_185632
4262023-05-09dist_spshapefile15List of datasetsList of species645acae620047_20230509_185638
4272023-05-06dist_spkml157List of datasetsList of species6456ab3d993d3_20230506_153451
4282023-05-06whole_speciesgdb40List of datasetsList of species6456f46639ace_20230506_205713
4292023-05-06whole_speciesgdb40List of datasetsList of species6456f97132211_20230506_210816
4302023-05-06whole_speciescsv40List of datasetsList of species6456f46639ace_20230506_205905
4312023-05-06whole_speciesgdb40List of datasetsList of species6456f46639ace_20230506_205416
4322023-05-06whole_speciescsv40List of datasetsList of species645713cff0fec_20230506_235138
4332023-05-05whole_speciescsv15List of datasetsList of species6455148e5e7fc_20230505_104517
4342023-05-01dist_spkml96List of datasetsList of species644fe083cb439_20230501_121212
4352023-04-27whole_specieskml409List of datasetsList of species644afb41ab8b8_20230427_185243
4362023-04-25whole_specieskml15List of datasetsList of species6447b9e1e3164_20230425_085614
4372023-04-25whole_speciesgdb15List of datasetsList of species6447b9e1e3164_20230425_074542
4382023-04-25whole_speciescsv15List of datasetsList of species6447b9e1e3164_20230425_074005
4392023-04-25whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species64481284bccfd_20230425_134952
4402023-04-25whole_speciesgdb393List of datasetsList of species644810c80edfc_20230425_135332
4412023-04-24dist_spkml157List of datasetsList of species644602c6c875f_20230424_002850
4422023-04-24dist_spkml157List of datasetsList of species644602c6c875f_20230424_002856
4432023-04-22whole_speciescsv177List of datasetsList of species644386747fa8b_20230422_030741
4442023-04-11dist_spshapefile563List of datasetsList of species643586b95e244_20230411_121657
4452023-04-11dist_spcsv15List of datasetsList of species643573cbba126_20230411_105832
4462023-04-11dist_spcsv15List of datasetsList of species643573cbba126_20230411_105840
4472023-04-11dist_spcsv15List of datasetsList of species643597cdb6cc4_20230411_142421
4482023-04-11dist_spcsv15List of datasetsList of species643573cbba126_20230411_105837
4492023-04-11pointskml15List of datasetsList of species6436009495667_20230411_205401
4502023-04-02dist_spkml15List of datasetsList of species64294cf4d6e88_20230402_053832
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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.