Opportunistic marine mammal sightings near Pemba, Mozambique
Olivier Massart

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 20212020201920182017201620152014201320122011
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)235
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)339
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)12
diversity indexes (diversity)2
Observations based on criteria (points)305
All observations of species (whole_species)132
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)21
  • 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
2512020-10-20pointsshapefile44List of datasetsList of species5f8e552597b81_20201019_231136
2522020-10-20pointskml44List of datasetsList of species5f8e5c002157b_20201019_234938
2532020-10-20pointsshapefile44List of datasetsList of species5f8e5c002157b_20201019_235043
2542020-10-19dist_spkml31List of datasetsList of species5f8df35815829_20201019_170907
2552020-10-19dist_spkml31List of datasetsList of species5f8debba4a04a_20201019_154303
2562020-10-19dist_spshapefile31List of datasetsList of species5f8debba4a04a_20201019_154317
2572020-10-19dist_spshapefile31List of datasetsList of species5f8dfeb632e6b_20201019_170213
2582020-10-19dist_spcsv31List of datasetsList of species5f8df39bab70a_20201019_165946
2592020-10-19dist_spshapefile31List of datasetsList of species5f8dfe5323337_20201019_170021
2602020-10-19dist_spkml31List of datasetsList of species5f8dfee2a18a7_20201019_170457
2612020-10-19pointsshapefile44List of datasetsList of species5f8de0c06781d_20201019_145702
2622020-10-19pointskml44List of datasetsList of species5f8de0c06781d_20201019_145808
2632020-10-19pointsshapefile44List of datasetsList of species5f8df33977e97_20201019_161521
2642020-10-19pointscsv44List of datasetsList of species5f8cf3a1e740d_20201018_221151
2652020-10-19pointskml44List of datasetsList of species5f8ddfcfaa1ef_20201019_145429
2662020-10-19pointscsv44List of datasetsList of species5f8ddfcfaa1ef_20201019_145437
2672020-10-19pointsshapefile44List of datasetsList of species5f8dd70624b52_20201019_142257
2682020-10-19pointskml44List of datasetsList of species5f8dd70624b52_20201019_142527
2692020-10-19pointsshapefile44List of datasetsList of species5f8cee9753aed_20201018_214129
2702020-10-19dist_spshapefile31List of datasetsList of species5f8de517d39d4_20201019_151359
2712020-10-19dist_spshapefile31List of datasetsList of species5f8de517d39d4_20201019_151325
2722020-10-18dist_spcsv31List of datasetsList of species5f8c88490442a_20201018_142514
2732020-10-18dist_spcsv31List of datasetsList of species5f8c8896bf7c2_20201018_142700
2742020-10-16dist_spcsv31List of datasetsList of species5f8921c812dfd_20201016_003022
2752020-10-16dist_spshapefile31List of datasetsList of species5f890afdb067b_20201015_225320
2762020-10-16dist_spkml31List of datasetsList of species5f890a666a5fa_20201015_225206
2772020-10-16dist_spshapefile31List of datasetsList of species5f8920cacbefa_20201016_002946
2782020-10-16dist_spkml31List of datasetsList of species5f8920cacbefa_20201016_002935
2792020-10-16dist_spcsv31List of datasetsList of species5f88fd0a33a96_20201015_225000
2802020-10-16dist_spshapefile31List of datasetsList of species5f88f46930ed3_20201015_211930
2812020-10-16dist_spkml31List of datasetsList of species5f88f46930ed3_20201015_214402
2822020-10-16pointsshapefile44List of datasetsList of species5f89068a03a3d_20201015_223731
2832020-10-16pointsshapefile44List of datasetsList of species5f89068a03a3d_20201015_223945
2842020-10-15dist_taxakml130List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172626
2852020-10-15dist_taxakml130List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172622
2862020-10-15dist_taxakml130List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172627
2872020-10-15dist_taxakml130List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172625
2882020-10-12pointsshapefile44List of datasetsList of species5f845eb6d939d_20201012_095128
2892020-10-09pointscsv44List of datasetsList of species5f7fbbc680234_20201008_212946
2902020-10-05pointscsv44List of datasetsList of species5f7b36707190d_20201005_111219
2912020-10-05pointsshapefile202List of datasetsList of species5f7aeae5c9f21_20201005_054649
2922020-09-23pointsshapefile44List of datasetsList of species5f6b0d35c0157_20200923_050422
2932020-09-22dist_spkml130List of datasetsList of species5f69649515e7e_20200921_224917
2942020-09-22dist_spkml130List of datasetsList of species5f69649515e7e_20200921_224913
2952020-09-11pointsshapefile44List of datasetsList of species5f5ba1e7ba735_20200911_122811
2962020-09-03pointskml44List of datasetsList of species5f50ffcee563e_20200903_114027
2972020-09-03dist_spkml31List of datasetsList of species5f50ffcee563e_20200903_113855
2982020-07-29dist_spkml91List of datasetsList of species5f21fadb125ac_20200729_184118
2992020-07-29dist_spkml91List of datasetsList of species5f21fadb125ac_20200729_184114
3002020-07-25pointsshapefile44List of datasetsList of species5f1ba15f22c11_20200724_233211
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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 Goolge 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.