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
4512018-11-12dist_spcsv31List of datasetsList of species5be973e1c9ea9_20181112_80951
4522018-11-12dist_spcsv31List of datasetsList of species5be9789ca3825_20181112_75905
4532018-11-06dist_taxakml130List of datasetsList of species5be18e3cab605_20181106_75347
4542018-11-06dist_taxakml130List of datasetsList of species5be18b0266358_20181106_74405
4552018-11-05dist_taxakml131List of datasetsList of species5bdf994974051_20181104_201433
4562018-11-05dist_taxakml131List of datasetsList of species5bdf994974051_20181104_201431
4572018-11-05dist_taxakml131List of datasetsList of species5bdf994974051_20181104_201432
4582018-10-25dist_taxakml130List of datasetsList of species5bd1fbb684277_20181025_132334
4592018-10-19dist_taxakml130List of datasetsList of species5bc9cff90c424_20181019_84057
4602018-10-19dist_taxakml130List of datasetsList of species5bc9cff90c424_20181019_84058
4612018-10-13pointscsv44List of datasetsList of species5bc1a696bbbc5_20181013_41212
4622018-10-12dist_spkml130List of datasetsList of species5bc09e6879883_20181012_91540
4632018-10-02dist_spkml31List of datasetsList of species5bb2bbd8b7198_20181001_203818
4642018-10-02dist_spkml31List of datasetsList of species5bb2bbd8b7198_20181001_203815
4652018-09-24pointscsv44List of datasetsList of species5ba82ec34b659_20180923_211810
4662018-08-27pointscsv158List of datasetsList of species5b7f4eaa79063_20180826_202429
4672018-08-22dist_spcsv130List of datasetsList of species5b7d2d110e096_20180822_53203
4682018-08-22pointscsv202List of datasetsList of species5b7d2fd5b09b8_20180822_65616
4692018-08-16dist_taxakml130List of datasetsList of species5b75d856427b0_20180816_160247
4702018-08-14dist_spshapefile31List of datasetsList of species5b731e9a3da86_20180814_143126
4712018-07-23pointscsv44List of datasetsList of species5b55840979f1a_20180723_33525
4722018-07-23pointscsv44List of datasetsList of species5b55838d45dec_20180723_41808
4732018-07-18dist_spcsv31List of datasetsList of species5b4eef35d533f_20180718_34751
4742018-07-18dist_spcsv31List of datasetsList of species5b4ef320d850c_20180718_40148
4752018-07-18dist_spcsv130List of datasetsList of species5b4ee7f5d3013_20180718_31610
4762018-07-16dist_spkml8List of datasetsList of species5b4cc36b2b4ca_20180716_121505
4772018-07-16dist_spkml8List of datasetsList of species5b4cc36b2b4ca_20180716_121452
4782018-07-12dist_spcsv130List of datasetsList of species5b46ac1eabc43_20180711_215708
4792018-07-11dist_spcsv130List of datasetsList of species5b460f70346be_20180711_101230
4802018-07-10pointsshapefile44List of datasetsList of species5b3a8c00a17b3_20180710_143935
4812018-07-08dist_spshapefile130List of datasetsList of species5b4178f30bd84_20180707_225646
4822018-07-08dist_spshapefile31List of datasetsList of species5b4187a901008_20180707_234342
4832018-07-08dist_spcsv130List of datasetsList of species5b4178f30bd84_20180707_224903
4842018-07-08dist_spcsv31List of datasetsList of species5b41803593d0f_20180707_231826
4852018-07-08dist_spshapefile31List of datasetsList of species5b41803593d0f_20180707_231931
4862018-07-08dist_spcsv31List of datasetsList of species5b4187a901008_20180707_234251
4872018-07-06dist_spcsv31List of datasetsList of species5b3f3a439979f_20180706_55831
4882018-07-06dist_spshapefile31List of datasetsList of species5b3f3a439979f_20180706_60013
4892018-07-04dist_spkml91List of datasetsList of species5b3c953485095_20180704_53800
4902018-07-02pointscsv44List of datasetsList of species5b3aab0bf2897_20180702_184741
4912018-06-19dist_taxakml177List of datasetsList of species5b28fa1e452a1_20180619_84910
4922018-06-13dist_spcsv8List of datasetsList of species5b21a9d375e29_20180613_194310
4932018-06-11dist_taxakml130List of datasetsList of species5b1ee59332669_20180611_171222
4942018-06-04dist_taxakml131List of datasetsList of species5b14f0d4d4153_20180604_35805
4952018-05-18pointscsv44List of datasetsList of species5aff074de5037_20180518_130751
4962018-05-15dist_spcsv31List of datasetsList of species5afa7a2ab89d0_20180515_21912
4972018-05-07pointskml11List of datasetsList of species5af0d187e6e24_20180507_182215
4982018-05-03pointsshapefile202List of datasetsList of species5aeac8ef238d6_20180503_50005
4992018-05-03pointsshapefile202List of datasetsList of species5aeac85ba5395_20180503_44433
5002018-05-02dist_spkml31List of datasetsList of species5ae955e2a4f4f_20180502_20846
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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.