Bottlenose dolphins off Outer Banks 2007-2012
Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research

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)9
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)2
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)29
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)0
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)8
All observations of species (whole_species)15
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)0
  • 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
12024-05-24dist_taxa_h3shapefile199List of datasetsList of species6650f48bc2821_20240524_162729
22024-05-24dist_taxa_h3shapefile199List of datasetsList of species6650f48bc2821_20240524_162734
32024-04-25dist_spkml144List of datasetsList of species662ac786d6531_20240425_174206
42024-04-25dist_spkml144List of datasetsList of species662ac786d6531_20240425_174203
52024-04-25dist_spkml144List of datasetsList of species662ac786d6531_20240425_174149
62024-04-17pointsshapefile323List of datasetsList of species661fcde899fbc_20240417_104533
72024-04-03dist_spkml224List of datasetsList of species660d4fa21fcfd_20240403_085202
82024-04-03dist_spshapefile224List of datasetsList of species660d4fa21fcfd_20240403_085159
92024-04-03dist_spwms224List of datasetsList of species660d4fa21fcfd_20240403_085211
102024-03-12dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species65f069f854b13_20240312_104516
112024-03-08whole_speciescsv323List of datasetsList of species65eb378227c47_20240308_111545
122024-03-08dist_spcsv224List of datasetsList of species65eb378227c47_20240308_112237
132024-02-17whole_speciescsv323List of datasetsList of species65d1204a20121_20240217_161051
142024-02-15dist_spcsv224List of datasetsList of species65cdcb48621d4_20240215_034006
152024-02-15whole_specieskml323List of datasetsList of species65cdd26d6b0cc_20240215_040119
162024-02-15dist_spcsv224List of datasetsList of species65cdcb48621d4_20240215_034009
172024-02-09pointsshapefile323List of datasetsList of species65c60244386de_20240209_060155
182024-02-09pointsshapefile323List of datasetsList of species65c60244386de_20240209_060151
192024-02-09dist_spshapefile309List of datasetsList of species65c622da44682_20240209_080458
202024-02-09whole_speciescsv323List of datasetsList of species65c6426b3748a_20240209_102007
212024-02-08dist_spshapefile224List of datasetsList of species65c45e684654d_20240207_235716
222024-02-01dist_spshapefile224List of datasetsList of species65bb9691694da_20240201_080842
232023-12-27whole_speciescsv323List of datasetsList of species658c1a50813e1_20231227_075232
242023-12-20whole_speciescsv323List of datasetsList of species65835d6c771af_20231220_163516
252023-11-01whole_speciescsv323List of datasetsList of species654262b438480_20231101_104835
262023-10-09dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species652401c11ab5c_20231009_093933
272023-10-02dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species651b4bd5e8581_20231002_190217
282023-09-28whole_specieskml323List of datasetsList of species65155c663aafc_20230928_070139
292023-09-28whole_speciescsv323List of datasetsList of species65155c663aafc_20230928_070157
302023-09-25whole_speciescsv323List of datasetsList of species65118458aca50_20230925_092148
312023-09-18dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species6508f34525502_20230918_210342
322023-09-14dist_taxashapefile144List of datasetsList of species650310cf06029_20230914_133609
332023-09-14dist_taxashapefile144List of datasetsList of species650310cf06029_20230914_095958
342023-09-14dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species650310cf06029_20230914_132948
352023-08-29pointskml323List of datasetsList of species64ee62af81f40_20230829_173437
362023-08-07dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species64d0fae7ae3a9_20230807_100906
372023-07-06dist_spshapefile224List of datasetsList of species64a6b4b22b344_20230706_094509
382023-07-06dist_spshapefile309List of datasetsList of species64a6b4b22b344_20230706_083452
392023-06-30dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species649e8cefecd92_20230630_040824
402023-06-19dist_spcsv144List of datasetsList of species6490f3039ea3a_20230619_203450
412023-06-19dist_spcsv224List of datasetsList of species6490f3039ea3a_20230619_205403
422023-06-13whole_speciescsv323List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083936
432023-06-13dist_spcsv224List of datasetsList of species64885747e24b9_20230613_080149
442023-06-01whole_speciescsv323List of datasetsList of species64788b8f7fae6_20230601_083710
452023-06-01whole_speciesgdb323List of datasetsList of species64788b8f7fae6_20230601_083706
462023-05-28pointskml323List of datasetsList of species6472d668d6b1d_20230528_002741
472023-05-28pointskml323List of datasetsList of species6472d668d6b1d_20230528_002718
482023-05-26dist_spshapefile144List of datasetsList of species6470f6d049eb6_20230526_153412
492023-05-15dist_spshapefile224List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_195317
502023-05-15dist_spshapefile224List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_194522
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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.