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 2023
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)9
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)17
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)0
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)11
All observations of species (whole_species)9
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
12023-11-09pointscsv323List of datasetsList of species654c0238926c9_20231109_081416
22023-11-08pointsshapefile323List of datasetsList of species654bf28c0576e_20231108_155050
32023-11-08pointsshapefile323List of datasetsList of species654bf28c0576e_20231108_154848
42023-11-08pointscsv323List of datasetsList of species654c0238926c9_20231108_165347
52023-11-08pointscsv323List of datasetsList of species654bf28c0576e_20231108_164556
62023-11-01whole_speciescsv323List of datasetsList of species654262b438480_20231101_104835
72023-10-09dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species652401c11ab5c_20231009_093933
82023-10-02dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species651b4bd5e8581_20231002_190223
92023-10-02dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species651b4bd5e8581_20231002_190217
102023-09-28whole_speciescsv323List of datasetsList of species65155c663aafc_20230928_070157
112023-09-28whole_specieskml323List of datasetsList of species65155c663aafc_20230928_070139
122023-09-25whole_speciescsv323List of datasetsList of species65118458aca50_20230925_092148
132023-09-18dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species6508f34525502_20230918_210342
142023-09-14dist_taxashapefile144List of datasetsList of species650310cf06029_20230914_133609
152023-09-14dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species650310cf06029_20230914_132948
162023-09-14dist_taxashapefile144List of datasetsList of species650310cf06029_20230914_095958
172023-08-29pointskml323List of datasetsList of species64ee62af81f40_20230829_173441
182023-08-29pointskml323List of datasetsList of species64ee62af81f40_20230829_173437
192023-08-07dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species64d0fae7ae3a9_20230807_100906
202023-07-06dist_spshapefile309List of datasetsList of species64a6b4b22b344_20230706_083452
212023-07-06dist_spshapefile224List of datasetsList of species64a6b4b22b344_20230706_094509
222023-06-30dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species649e8cefecd92_20230630_040824
232023-06-19dist_spcsv144List of datasetsList of species6490f3039ea3a_20230619_203450
242023-06-19dist_spcsv224List of datasetsList of species6490f3039ea3a_20230619_205403
252023-06-13whole_speciescsv323List of datasetsList of species64885ca1287b9_20230613_083936
262023-06-13dist_spcsv224List of datasetsList of species64885747e24b9_20230613_080149
272023-06-01whole_speciescsv323List of datasetsList of species64788b8f7fae6_20230601_083710
282023-06-01whole_speciesgdb323List of datasetsList of species64788b8f7fae6_20230601_083706
292023-05-28pointskml323List of datasetsList of species6472d668d6b1d_20230528_002741
302023-05-28pointskml323List of datasetsList of species6472d668d6b1d_20230528_002718
312023-05-26dist_spshapefile144List of datasetsList of species6470f6d049eb6_20230526_153412
322023-05-15dist_spshapefile224List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_195317
332023-05-15dist_spshapefile224List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_195021
342023-05-15dist_spshapefile224List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_194522
352023-05-15dist_spshapefile224List of datasetsList of species6462910aba9c5_20230515_193334
362023-04-25whole_speciesgdb323List of datasetsList of species644810c80edfc_20230425_135332
372023-03-17dist_spshapefile309List of datasetsList of species64146dcf657dd_20230317_094803
382023-03-17pointsshapefile323List of datasetsList of species64147a34421fc_20230317_111312
392023-03-17dist_spshapefile224List of datasetsList of species64147a34421fc_20230317_105720
402023-02-20dist_spkml224List of datasetsList of species63f39d9d4f464_20230220_112126
412023-02-16dist_spkml309List of datasetsList of species63eea5966cf70_20230216_165827
422023-02-16dist_spkml309List of datasetsList of species63eea5966cf70_20230216_165928
432023-02-15dist_spcsv224List of datasetsList of species63ed343a2bbe7_20230215_144056
442023-02-15pointscsv323List of datasetsList of species63ed4212067aa_20230215_153742
452023-02-03dist_spshapefile309List of datasetsList of species63dccb233471d_20230203_042028
462023-01-24whole_speciesgdb323List of datasetsList of species63cfb81555527_20230124_060900
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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.