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
4512023-04-02pointsshapefile90List of datasetsList of species64299f3453b07_20230402_114200
4522023-03-29dist_spshapefile528List of datasetsList of species6424c7d31729d_20230329_194349
4532023-03-29dist_spshapefile528List of datasetsList of species6424c296bda0b_20230329_193033
4542023-03-29dist_spshapefile528List of datasetsList of species6424c296bda0b_20230329_193340
4552023-03-29dist_spshapefile528List of datasetsList of species6424c296bda0b_20230329_193104
4562023-03-29dist_spshapefile528List of datasetsList of species6424c296bda0b_20230329_193049
4572023-03-29dist_spshapefile528List of datasetsList of species6424c296bda0b_20230329_193005
4582023-03-29whole_speciescsv40List of datasetsList of species6424c296bda0b_20230329_192541
4592023-03-27pointsshapefile5513List of datasetsList of species6421e61734cfd_20230327_153717
4602023-03-23dist_spcsv77List of datasetsList of species641cbe5e7d9df_20230323_170959
4612023-03-23dist_spshapefile77List of datasetsList of species641cbe5e7d9df_20230323_170822
4622023-03-21dist_spshapefile77List of datasetsList of species6419b0c3a0bbe_20230321_093424
4632023-03-20dist_spcsv347List of datasetsList of species64184e10c5568_20230320_081438
4642023-03-20whole_speciescsv372List of datasetsList of species64184db115f9d_20230320_081303
4652023-03-20dist_spcsv256List of datasetsList of species64184cf34a1e2_20230320_081054
4662023-03-20dist_spcsv240List of datasetsList of species64184db115f9d_20230320_081322
4672023-03-19dist_spcsv157List of datasetsList of species6417c9aaaa3c3_20230319_225315
4682023-03-17whole_speciescsv121List of datasetsList of species6414861079b93_20230317_112934
4692023-03-17dist_spshapefile381List of datasetsList of species64146dcf657dd_20230317_094803
4702023-03-17whole_speciesgdb253List of datasetsList of species64147a34421fc_20230317_112044
4712023-03-17whole_speciesgdb132List of datasetsList of species64147a34421fc_20230317_113347
4722023-03-17whole_speciesgdb5423List of datasetsList of species64147a34421fc_20230317_112209
4732023-03-17whole_speciesgdb80List of datasetsList of species64147a34421fc_20230317_105829
4742023-03-17whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species64147a34421fc_20230317_112831
4752023-03-17whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species64147a34421fc_20230317_112126
4762023-03-17whole_speciesgdb372List of datasetsList of species64147a34421fc_20230317_104921
4772023-03-07pointscsv177List of datasetsList of species6405a55a06843_20230307_032741
4782023-03-07pointscsv177List of datasetsList of species6405a55a06843_20230307_032744
4792023-03-06whole_speciesgdb5423List of datasetsList of species6405cc842cc06_20230306_065337
4802023-03-06whole_speciescsv5423List of datasetsList of species6405cc842cc06_20230306_065346
4812023-03-06dist_spshapefile77List of datasetsList of species6405ee8c75e0c_20230306_084703
4822023-03-06whole_speciescsv177List of datasetsList of species640531891d7a9_20230306_031214
4832023-03-06dist_spcsv157List of datasetsList of species640531891d7a9_20230306_031300
4842023-03-06whole_speciescsv177List of datasetsList of species6405a3b5362a1_20230306_032748
4852023-03-06whole_speciescsv177List of datasetsList of species6405a3b5362a1_20230306_032759
4862023-03-06dist_spcsv160List of datasetsList of species6405a3b5362a1_20230306_033118
4872023-03-06whole_speciescsv177List of datasetsList of species6405a3b5362a1_20230306_032928
4882023-03-02dist_spkml15List of datasetsList of species64011bd602881_20230302_165937
4892023-03-02dist_spkml15List of datasetsList of species64011bd602881_20230302_165948
4902023-03-01whole_speciesgdb372List of datasetsList of species63ff3a6db5687_20230301_064754
4912023-02-28whole_speciescsv177List of datasetsList of species63fe0fc1956d1_20230228_100831
4922023-02-28whole_speciesgdb177List of datasetsList of species63fe0fc1956d1_20230228_100832
4932023-02-22whole_speciescsv4List of datasetsList of species63f69e2e89811_20230222_180313
4942023-02-20dist_spkml381List of datasetsList of species63f39d9d4f464_20230220_112126
4952023-02-18dist_spshapefile15List of datasetsList of species63f158cd2dbb3_20230218_181050
4962023-02-16dist_spkml11855List of datasetsList of species63eea5966cf70_20230216_165827
4972023-02-16dist_spkml11855List of datasetsList of species63eea5966cf70_20230216_165928
4982023-02-15dist_spcsv381List of datasetsList of species63ed343a2bbe7_20230215_144056
4992023-02-15pointscsv393List of datasetsList of species63ed4212067aa_20230215_153742
5002023-02-13whole_speciescsv409List of datasetsList of species63ea75d38008d_20230213_131654
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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.