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 2021202020192018201720162015201420132012
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)241
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)203
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)0
diversity indexes (diversity)2
Observations based on criteria (points)129
All observations of species (whole_species)45
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)15
  • 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
1012021-03-24dist_taxakml224List of datasetsList of species605ba47550175_20210324_180727
1022021-03-20whole_specieskml323List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_201410
1032021-03-20whole_specieskml323List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202850
1042021-03-20whole_specieskml323List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202307
1052021-03-20whole_specieskml323List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_201137
1062021-03-19dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species605498e0665e8_20210319_083009
1072021-03-18dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species6053b2d48d14a_20210318_160843
1082021-03-15dist_spcsv144List of datasetsList of species604f661580d3b_20210315_095404
1092021-03-15dist_spshapefile144List of datasetsList of species604f661580d3b_20210315_095405
1102021-03-13pointscsv323List of datasetsList of species604ca9e56bd50_20210313_071025
1112021-03-12dist_spcsv144List of datasetsList of species604b7806b940b_20210312_092635
1122021-03-12dist_spkml144List of datasetsList of species604b7806b940b_20210312_092644
1132021-03-09dist_spcsv144List of datasetsList of species6047b6291ca20_20210309_212742
1142021-03-08whole_specieskml323List of datasetsList of species604676c3f1fed_20210308_163737
1152021-03-08whole_specieskml323List of datasetsList of species60468bbd8970f_20210308_154512
1162021-03-03pointsshapefile323List of datasetsList of species603fb275af473_20210303_110951
1172021-02-28whole_specieskml323List of datasetsList of species603be1ae41441_20210228_134104
1182021-02-26whole_datasetkml323List of datasetsList of species6039b58e961d7_20210226_222050
1192021-02-25whole_datasetkml323List of datasetsList of species603773550866e_20210225_052345
1202021-02-25whole_datasetkml323List of datasetsList of species603773550866e_20210225_050943
1212021-02-16whole_datasetkml323List of datasetsList of species602c3cfe4b166_20210216_165342
1222021-02-15pointscsv323List of datasetsList of species602aaf9a3d7db_20210215_123222
1232021-02-15dist_spcsv144List of datasetsList of species602a6227e5616_20210215_070129
1242021-02-15pointscsv323List of datasetsList of species602a6227e5616_20210215_070236
1252021-02-08dist_spcsv144List of datasetsList of species6021ce8871c62_20210208_190143
1262021-01-18dist_spshapefile144List of datasetsList of species6005a83fdaeb7_20210118_103139
1272021-01-09dist_spcsv144List of datasetsList of species5ff9a8eba925b_20210109_080141
1282021-01-04dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species5ff30e43489d9_20210104_082653
1292021-01-04dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species5ff30e43489d9_20210104_082655
1302021-01-03dist_spkml144List of datasetsList of species5ff1eed26daca_20210103_112108
1312020-12-31dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species5fee86ec25d4b_20201231_212051
1322020-12-16dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species5fd9ba2943ac6_20201216_024143
1332020-11-25pointsshapefile323List of datasetsList of species5fbed8465d7f9_20201125_172050
1342020-11-18pointscsv323List of datasetsList of species5fb5e0015c64c_20201118_220624
1352020-10-25pointsshapefile323List of datasetsList of species5f94c361dea2e_20201024_202139
1362020-10-15dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172626
1372020-10-15dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172622
1382020-10-15dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172625
1392020-10-15dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172627
1402020-10-14pointscsv323List of datasetsList of species5f8705ace2736_20201014_101931
1412020-10-14pointsshapefile323List of datasetsList of species5f8705ace2736_20201014_101843
1422020-10-14dist_spkml144List of datasetsList of species5f86c7f066943_20201014_054550
1432020-10-14pointskml323List of datasetsList of species5f86c38ac033f_20201014_052905
1442020-10-14pointskml323List of datasetsList of species5f86c38ac033f_20201014_052902
1452020-10-14dist_spkml144List of datasetsList of species5f86c7f066943_20201014_054548
1462020-10-14pointsshapefile323List of datasetsList of species5f874891bfe60_20201014_145638
1472020-10-12pointsshapefile323List of datasetsList of species5f845eb6d939d_20201012_095128
1482020-10-05pointsshapefile323List of datasetsList of species5f7aeae5c9f21_20201005_054649
1492020-09-22dist_spkml144List of datasetsList of species5f69649515e7e_20200921_224917
1502020-09-22dist_spkml144List of datasetsList of species5f69649515e7e_20200921_224913
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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.