North Pacific Groundfish Observer
Karen Stocks, University of California, San Diego; Scripps Institute of Oceanography; San Diego Supercomputer Center (SIO)

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 202220212020201920182017201620152014201320122011
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)239
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)142
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)1
diversity indexes (diversity)2
Observations based on criteria (points)64
All observations of species (whole_species)134
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
3512017-05-03dist_taxakml2216List of datasetsList of species5909830516df5_20170503_85337
3522017-05-03dist_taxakml2216List of datasetsList of species5909830516df5_20170503_85338
3532017-05-03dist_taxakml2216List of datasetsList of species5909830516df5_20170503_85332
3542017-05-01dist_spshapefile3List of datasetsList of species59079cfc08b81_20170501_170549
3552017-04-26dist_taxakml2216List of datasetsList of species5900de362d81c_20170426_135241
3562017-04-26dist_taxakml2216List of datasetsList of species5900de362d81c_20170426_135220
3572017-04-10pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species58eb9c57a1bd8_20170410_105924
3582017-03-09pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species58c1d18243f8d_20170309_171856
3592017-02-03dist_taxakml2216List of datasetsList of species5894666f2cc96_20170203_61734
3602017-02-03dist_taxakml2216List of datasetsList of species5894666f2cc96_20170203_61605
3612017-01-17dist_spkml737List of datasetsList of species587e636dea445_20170117_133443
3622016-12-04dist_taxakml5472List of datasetsList of species5844d5957ebb8_20161204_215203
3632016-11-22dist_taxakml2216List of datasetsList of species58347bcf31537_20161122_121109
3642016-11-02pointscsv45List of datasetsList of species5819f919efa57_20161102_103317
3652016-10-23dist_taxakml5472List of datasetsList of species580c56851d4cf_20161023_22828
3662016-10-16dist_spshapefile685List of datasetsList of species5804030c6a88c_20161016_185612
3672016-10-14dist_taxashapefile144List of datasetsList of species580071ec87581_20161014_23302
3682016-09-23dist_spshapefile44List of datasetsList of species57e57093cef62_20160923_141626
3692016-09-23pointsshapefile48List of datasetsList of species57e57093cef62_20160923_142309
3702016-09-14pointscsv9List of datasetsList of species57d9c74c7dd06_20160914_180433
3712016-09-14pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species57d9c74c7dd06_20160914_180803
3722016-09-12dist_taxakml2216List of datasetsList of species57d76390cf859_20160912_222612
3732016-07-14diversityshapefile1418List of datasetsList of species5787ea218431b_20160714_154416
3742016-07-14dist_spshapefile113List of datasetsList of species5787ea218431b_20160714_160914
3752016-07-12diversitykml1418List of datasetsList of species578403ebe6010_20160712_163511
3762016-06-17dist_spshapefile5630List of datasetsList of species5762c6670c47d_20160616_114716
3772016-05-19dist_spcsv3769List of datasetsList of species573c9f8b79884_20160518_135955
3782016-05-19dist_spshapefile3List of datasetsList of species573c9f8b79884_20160518_131151
3792016-05-19dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species573c9f8b79884_20160518_131439
3802016-05-19dist_spshapefile3769List of datasetsList of species573c9f8b79884_20160518_135627
3812016-05-19dist_spshapefile3769List of datasetsList of species573c9f8b79884_20160518_172200
3822016-05-17pointsshapefile5630List of datasetsList of species5739c8f4cdaab_20160516_92545
3832016-04-29dist_taxashapefile5630List of datasetsList of species572369e07ff97_20160429_100900
3842016-04-28dist_taxakml5630List of datasetsList of species5720f070e9181_20160427_130212
3852016-04-27dist_taxakml5630List of datasetsList of species571fa4f60bf43_20160426_132731
3862016-04-27dist_spcsv2699List of datasetsList of species5720220bdcd6d_20160426_223000
3872016-04-16pointscsv3994List of datasetsList of species57119faa47aac_20160415_221941
3882016-04-07dist_taxakml5630List of datasetsList of species57064258e506f_20160407_72109
3892016-03-26dist_spshapefile662List of datasetsList of species56f6b048e2754_20160326_121733
3902016-03-17dist_taxashapefile5630List of datasetsList of species56eacaf13ec0b_20160317_112552
3912015-12-10dist_taxashapefile5630List of datasetsList of species5669a7f1829f3_20151210_115004
3922015-12-01dist_taxacsv5630List of datasetsList of species565db3d7aeb76_20151201_95803
3932015-12-01dist_taxashapefile5630List of datasetsList of species565db3d7aeb76_20151201_95649
3942015-11-19pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species564e2354943e5_20151119_143839
3952015-11-17dist_taxacsv5630List of datasetsList of species564af80d2404c_20151117_50648
3962015-11-17dist_taxashapefile5630List of datasetsList of species564af80d2404c_20151117_50838
3972015-11-17dist_taxashapefile5630List of datasetsList of species564af80d2404c_20151117_45232
3982015-09-14pointsshapefile5630List of datasetsList of species55f66b8bd6d87_20150914_25001
3992015-09-09dist_taxacsv5630List of datasetsList of species55f07b0e4fdc5_20150909_144630
4002015-09-09dist_taxashapefile5630List of datasetsList of species55f07b0e4fdc5_20150909_144303
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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.