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 20222021202020192018201720162015201420132012
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)250
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)219
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)0
diversity indexes (diversity)4
Observations based on criteria (points)147
All observations of species (whole_species)49
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)16
  • 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
3512017-12-05dist_taxakml224List of datasetsList of species5a2745da3756b_20171205_202458
3522017-11-26dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species5a1af15922484_20171126_115250
3532017-11-26dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species5a1af15922484_20171126_115255
3542017-11-26dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species5a1af15922484_20171126_115258
3552017-11-02pointscsv323List of datasetsList of species59fb29cec4745_20171102_102152
3562017-10-30dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species59f708b00483d_20171030_71253
3572017-10-30dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species59f708b00483d_20171030_71303
3582017-10-25dist_taxakml224List of datasetsList of species59f0dfbfdd447_20171025_150327
3592017-10-18pointsshapefile323List of datasetsList of species59e7240600df0_20171018_61422
3602017-10-18pointscsv323List of datasetsList of species59e7240600df0_20171018_60719
3612017-10-17dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species59e6146aa8108_20171017_103227
3622017-10-17dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species59e6146aa8108_20171017_103233
3632017-10-17dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species59e6146aa8108_20171017_103224
3642017-10-17dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species59e6146aa8108_20171017_103221
3652017-10-17dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species59e6146aa8108_20171017_103225
3662017-10-17dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species59e6146aa8108_20171017_103245
3672017-09-27dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species59cbc7a42f5e6_20170927_114634
3682017-09-25dist_spcsv144List of datasetsList of species59c8e7b0b0964_20170925_82457
3692017-09-19pointscsv323List of datasetsList of species59c19a02a702a_20170919_183105
3702017-09-13dist_taxakml224List of datasetsList of species59b93b66aad44_20170913_101348
3712017-09-13dist_taxakml224List of datasetsList of species59b93b66aad44_20170913_101353
3722017-08-19pointskml323List of datasetsList of species59986279b572d_20170819_123432
3732017-08-19pointskml323List of datasetsList of species59986279b572d_20170819_123443
3742017-08-17pointscsv323List of datasetsList of species5995baa4ab3ad_20170817_115700
3752017-08-13pointskml323List of datasetsList of species599098246c60d_20170813_142137
3762017-08-12dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species598ecb3a56bb3_20170812_53330
3772017-08-12dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species598ecb3a56bb3_20170812_53329
3782017-07-26pointscsv323List of datasetsList of species597931ce3514a_20170726_205323
3792017-06-19dist_taxakml224List of datasetsList of species59484a391fc64_20170619_180408
3802017-06-19dist_taxakml224List of datasetsList of species59484a391fc64_20170619_180430
3812017-06-09pointscsv323List of datasetsList of species5939d1a6a448d_20170609_131811
3822017-06-01pointsshapefile323List of datasetsList of species59306ebfd019f_20170601_154520
3832017-05-31dist_spshapefile144List of datasetsList of species592e5ebf989ec_20170531_23232
3842017-05-29dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species592be150c82a4_20170529_45304
3852017-05-29dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species592be1ec9382a_20170529_45525
3862017-05-29dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species592be150c82a4_20170529_45300
3872017-05-29dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species592be205ece67_20170529_45551
3882017-05-29dist_spshapefile144List of datasetsList of species592bfce002510_20170529_65217
3892017-05-17dist_spkml144List of datasetsList of species591cd0d3e54fe_20170517_192555
3902017-05-17dist_spkml144List of datasetsList of species591ce346c856f_20170517_211214
3912017-05-11dist_spcsv144List of datasetsList of species5914dc8c532f5_20170511_175440
3922017-05-03dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species5909830516df5_20170503_85338
3932017-05-03dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species5909830516df5_20170503_85337
3942017-05-03dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species5909830516df5_20170503_85339
3952017-05-03dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species5909830516df5_20170503_85332
3962017-04-28dist_spshapefile144List of datasetsList of species59032830efcb0_20170428_73225
3972017-04-26dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species5900de362d81c_20170426_135241
3982017-04-26dist_taxakml144List of datasetsList of species5900de362d81c_20170426_135220
3992017-04-23dist_spkml144List of datasetsList of species58fcbcd090afd_20170423_104752
4002017-04-23dist_spcsv144List of datasetsList of species58fcc177d588b_20170423_114031
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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.