Argos PTT Tracking Database
Dave Watts, Australian Antarctic Division; Australian Antarctic Data Centre

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)252
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)124
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)1
diversity indexes (diversity)2
Observations based on criteria (points)58
All observations of species (whole_species)40
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)24
  • 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
12022-11-24dist_spcsv36135List of datasetsList of species637f40139b9c0_20221124_050034
22022-11-21whole_speciescsv7378List of datasetsList of species637be9e80f398_20221121_161818
32022-11-10whole_speciescsv18846List of datasetsList of species636be5da06a21_20221110_144949
42022-10-03dist_taxacsv24751List of datasetsList of species633aab4edcbb0_20221003_053605
52022-08-19dist_taxakml24751List of datasetsList of species62ffaeda9dca8_20220819_114110
62022-08-19dist_taxakml24751List of datasetsList of species62ffaeda9dca8_20220819_114122
72022-08-16dist_taxashapefile2987List of datasetsList of species62fbc82071bea_20220816_124257
82022-08-16dist_taxashapefile2987List of datasetsList of species62fbc82071bea_20220816_124307
92022-08-13dist_taxakml24751List of datasetsList of species62f7f0862f921_20220813_144744
102022-07-02dist_spkml232List of datasetsList of species62c021ad896aa_20220702_072358
112022-07-02dist_spkml232List of datasetsList of species62c02b3282987_20220702_072623
122022-07-01dist_spkml232List of datasetsList of species62bfaa513ed97_20220701_221949
132022-07-01dist_spkml232List of datasetsList of species62bfaa513ed97_20220701_222459
142022-07-01dist_spkml232List of datasetsList of species62bfaa513ed97_20220701_222336
152022-06-29whole_specieskml905List of datasetsList of species62bcb820bacc0_20220629_170650
162022-06-29whole_specieskml905List of datasetsList of species62bcb820bacc0_20220629_170649
172022-06-28whole_speciescsv905List of datasetsList of species62ba8b4646fc7_20220628_065649
182022-06-28whole_specieskml905List of datasetsList of species62ba8b4646fc7_20220628_065639
192022-06-28dist_spkml232List of datasetsList of species62bb6d0bdd04f_20220628_171858
202022-06-22dist_taxakml24751List of datasetsList of species62b33cc6754c4_20220622_120237
212022-05-28dist_spcsv1729List of datasetsList of species6291ea80b865f_20220528_053247
222022-05-28dist_spwfs1729List of datasetsList of species6291ea80b865f_20220528_053256
232022-05-19dist_sp_h3shapefile9990List of datasetsList of species62868b4748657_20220519_144606
242022-05-19dist_spkml7235List of datasetsList of species628653a9ae443_20220519_102735
252022-05-19dist_taxakml24751List of datasetsList of species6285ce74d89aa_20220519_012601
262022-05-18pointscsv11838List of datasetsList of species6285474f12f01_20220518_155300
272022-04-19dist_spcsv256List of datasetsList of species625ead707c4fc_20220419_084330
282022-04-12pointsshapefile11838List of datasetsList of species6255da0008f11_20220412_160940
292022-03-11dist_taxakml24751List of datasetsList of species622bab7f290d0_20220311_150601
302022-02-28dist_taxakml24751List of datasetsList of species621cce6e20e07_20220228_083050
312022-02-24pointsshapefile1791List of datasetsList of species6217be5907e02_20220224_204019
322022-02-24pointsshapefile1791List of datasetsList of species6217be5907e02_20220224_204021
332022-02-24pointsshapefile1791List of datasetsList of species6217be5907e02_20220224_204026
342022-01-12dist_spwms24751List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_082024
352022-01-12dist_spcsv24751List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081818
362022-01-12dist_spshapefile24751List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081925
372022-01-12dist_spwfs24751List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081959
382022-01-11dist_spshapefile24751List of datasetsList of species61dd535514d4b_20220111_050512
392021-12-09pointsshapefile11838List of datasetsList of species61b24c8cc7861_20211209_134403
402021-12-09pointscsv11838List of datasetsList of species61b24c8cc7861_20211209_160922
412021-11-21whole_speciesgdb28429List of datasetsList of species619a430cad1b2_20211121_081407
422021-11-07dist_spcsv19348List of datasetsList of species6187e387a01c5_20211107_103630
432021-10-21pointsshapefile11838List of datasetsList of species617216386371a_20211021_220007
442021-10-12pointskml11838List of datasetsList of species6165c9e0bd201_20211012_140455
452021-10-12pointskml11838List of datasetsList of species6165c9e0bd201_20211012_135934
462021-10-12pointskml11838List of datasetsList of species6165c9e0bd201_20211012_141153
472021-10-12pointskml11838List of datasetsList of species6165c9e0bd201_20211012_135642
482021-10-12pointsshapefile11838List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_134440
492021-10-12pointskml11838List of datasetsList of species6165bcd5a193e_20211012_131242
502021-10-12pointskml11838List of datasetsList of species6165bcd5a193e_20211012_130045
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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.