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
6012013-02-08dist_spshapefile323List of datasetsList of species511525a64b8c7_20130208_112305
6022013-02-05dist_taxacsv323List of datasetsList of species511112032dc01_20130205_91247
6032013-01-21whole_speciesshapefile323List of datasetsList of species50fde4c4e187b_20130121_204830
6042012-12-12dist_taxashapefile323List of datasetsList of species50c8b95f6cd6e_20121212_132615
6052012-12-12dist_taxashapefile323List of datasetsList of species50c8b95f6cd6e_20121212_133845
6062012-12-12dist_taxashapefile323List of datasetsList of species50c8b95f6cd6e_20121212_134050
6072012-12-11dist_spshapefile323List of datasetsList of species50c76ef02518f_20121211_131926
6082012-12-10dist_taxacsv323List of datasetsList of species50c5a68055a51_20121210_40849
6092012-11-25whole_speciesshapefile323List of datasetsList of species50b2eee61b399_20121125_232418
6102012-11-25whole_speciesshapefile323List of datasetsList of species50b2edb25ab63_20121125_231924
6112012-11-15dist_taxacsv323List of datasetsList of species50a50b4fe1033_20121115_103424
6122012-11-02dist_taxashapefile323List of datasetsList of species50943077b78d0_20121102_164548
6132012-10-31dist_spcsv323List of datasetsList of species50913af32fb64_20121031_105640
6142012-10-16whole_speciesshapefile323List of datasetsList of species507d79745bc57_20121016_111257
6152012-10-16whole_speciesshapefile323List of datasetsList of species507d79579440c_20121016_111233
6162012-10-12dist_taxacsv323List of datasetsList of species5078403f91af2_20121012_121309
6172012-10-06dist_taxacsv323List of datasetsList of species50708c6966c49_20121006_155430
6182012-10-05dist_taxacsv323List of datasetsList of species506dea2994bfd_20121005_132748
6192012-09-12dist_spshapefile323List of datasetsList of species50511d62e373d_20120912_194419
6202012-09-11dist_taxashapefile323List of datasetsList of species504f959b6fca0_20120911_154857
6212012-09-11dist_spshapefile323List of datasetsList of species504f959b6fca0_20120911_155221
6222012-09-04dist_spcsv323List of datasetsList of species50462db636bf6_20120904_124602
6232012-09-04dist_taxacsv323List of datasetsList of species50462c8314bc0_20120904_123125
6242012-08-19dist_taxacsv323List of datasetsList of species5031982ac4cb0_20120819_215334
6252012-07-13dist_spcsv323List of datasetsList of species5000e6ac929a8_20120713_232939
6262012-07-13whole_datasetcsv323List of datasetsList of species5000e6ac929a8_20120713_232659
6272012-06-13whole_speciesshapefile323List of datasetsList of species4fd8211ac1779_20120613_11237
6282012-06-06dist_spshapefile323List of datasetsList of species4fd00feecef91_20120606_222407
6292012-06-06dist_taxashapefile323List of datasetsList of species4fd022ed1e254_20120606_234840
6302012-06-05dist_spshapefile323List of datasetsList of species4fce17f2cf7f4_20120605_103414
6312012-06-01dist_taxashapefile323List of datasetsList of species4fc8f7b07b810_20120601_131146
6322012-06-01dist_taxashapefile323List of datasetsList of species4fc8f72a60197_20120601_131057
6332012-06-01dist_taxashapefile323List of datasetsList of species4fc91b39cd397_20120601_154436
6342012-05-29dist_taxashapefile323List of datasetsList of species4fc55a6a64138_20120529_193248
6352012-05-29dist_spshapefile323List of datasetsList of species4fc5694ebee50_20120529_202920
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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.