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 202220212020201920182017201620152014201320122011
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)238
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)363
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)12
diversity indexes (diversity)4
Observations based on criteria (points)312
All observations of species (whole_species)140
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
3512020-06-23dist_spshapefile130List of datasetsList of species5ef2290d3ec72_20200623_123854
3522020-06-23dist_spshapefile130List of datasetsList of species5ef2290d3ec72_20200623_132308
3532020-06-23dist_spshapefile130List of datasetsList of species5ef2290d3ec72_20200623_134101
3542020-06-22dist_spshapefile130List of datasetsList of species5ef0898bf275c_20200622_064714
3552020-06-22dist_spshapefile99List of datasetsList of species5ef079f305a19_20200622_055654
3562020-06-17pointsshapefile44List of datasetsList of species5ee9797279f2b_20200616_222202
3572020-06-17pointscsv44List of datasetsList of species5ee9797279f2b_20200616_223738
3582020-06-12dist_spkml130List of datasetsList of species5ee32ad01c4ec_20200612_031235
3592020-06-12dist_spkml130List of datasetsList of species5ee32ad01c4ec_20200612_035557
3602020-06-06pointsshapefile44List of datasetsList of species5edb0e034657c_20200605_233150
3612020-06-02dist_spkml122List of datasetsList of species5ed6d95d3fbf2_20200602_191106
3622020-05-28pointscsv44List of datasetsList of species5ecf94bad8e36_20200528_063926
3632020-05-26dist_taxakml130List of datasetsList of species5ecd2a455d6ed_20200526_104101
3642020-05-26pointsshapefile44List of datasetsList of species5ecd60304e543_20200526_143149
3652020-05-26pointscsv44List of datasetsList of species5ecd08b40008b_20200526_082122
3662020-05-23dist_spshapefile31List of datasetsList of species5ec947fbc90dd_20200523_123038
3672020-05-23dist_spkml31List of datasetsList of species5ec947fbc90dd_20200523_125432
3682020-05-15pointscsv44List of datasetsList of species5ebf106a3e548_20200515_180512
3692020-05-12pointscsv44List of datasetsList of species5ebaf8799bb61_20200512_153656
3702020-05-11dist_spkml130List of datasetsList of species5eb8fbee8ffb5_20200511_032210
3712020-05-11dist_spkml130List of datasetsList of species5eb8fbee8ffb5_20200511_032206
3722020-05-11dist_spkml130List of datasetsList of species5eb8fbee8ffb5_20200511_032209
3732020-05-05dist_spkml130List of datasetsList of species5eb11a6deab30_20200505_035004
3742020-05-05pointscsv44List of datasetsList of species5eb11e7b050ba_20200505_041743
3752020-05-04pointsshapefile44List of datasetsList of species5eb06368bb127_20200504_144955
3762020-05-01pointscsv44List of datasetsList of species5eac41be1f18c_20200501_114421
3772020-04-20dist_spkml130List of datasetsList of species5e9d61d9c6c33_20200420_045116
3782020-04-06pointscsv202List of datasetsList of species5e8a9dec3204a_20200405_231545
3792020-02-06pointscsv44List of datasetsList of species5e3b405552108_20200206_163952
3802020-02-01pointscsv44List of datasetsList of species5e3564d93c23d_20200201_071349
3812020-01-18dist_taxakml130List of datasetsList of species5e23220785c01_20200118_102146
3822020-01-18dist_taxakml130List of datasetsList of species5e23220785c01_20200118_102142
3832020-01-03pointscsv44List of datasetsList of species5e0f8229cf447_20200103_130919
3842019-12-27pointscsv44List of datasetsList of species5e0629a6c55db_20191227_110029
3852019-12-20dist_spshapefile130List of datasetsList of species5dfcbd82da2f8_20191220_073153
3862019-11-26pointsshapefile44List of datasetsList of species5ddcbb80bca2b_20191126_005017
3872019-11-26pointscsv44List of datasetsList of species5ddcbb80bca2b_20191126_005237
3882019-11-19pointsshapefile44List of datasetsList of species5dd480a8df3b4_20191119_191206
3892019-11-19pointscsv44List of datasetsList of species5dd480a8df3b4_20191119_185547
3902019-11-19pointsshapefile44List of datasetsList of species5dd4866fd8fb9_20191119_192003
3912019-11-19pointsshapefile44List of datasetsList of species5dd482baa76b0_20191119_194241
3922019-11-19pointsshapefile44List of datasetsList of species5dd452c04b308_20191119_153949
3932019-11-19pointsshapefile44List of datasetsList of species5dd4819481718_20191119_185901
3942019-11-19pointsshapefile44List of datasetsList of species5dd48791b6a30_20191119_193241
3952019-11-19pointsshapefile44List of datasetsList of species5dd482ff09f22_20191119_190507
3962019-11-19pointscsv44List of datasetsList of species5dd47a236073d_20191119_184713
3972019-11-19pointsshapefile44List of datasetsList of species5dd48511d62a7_20191119_191324
3982019-11-19pointsshapefile44List of datasetsList of species5dd485922c893_20191119_191622
3992019-11-19pointsshapefile44List of datasetsList of species5dd48b38da33b_20191119_194712
4002019-11-19pointscsv44List of datasetsList of species5dd48b38da33b_20191119_194521
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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.