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)246
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)125
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)1
diversity indexes (diversity)2
Observations based on criteria (points)58
All observations of species (whole_species)38
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
1012021-02-27whole_datasetgdb206974List of datasetsList of species603b115d704ba_20210227_224715
1022021-02-27whole_datasetcsv206974List of datasetsList of species603b115d704ba_20210227_224341
1032021-02-26whole_datasetkml206974List of datasetsList of species6039b58e961d7_20210226_222050
1042021-02-25whole_datasetkml206974List of datasetsList of species603773550866e_20210225_052345
1052021-02-25whole_datasetkml206974List of datasetsList of species603773550866e_20210225_050943
1062021-02-16whole_datasetkml206974List of datasetsList of species602c3cfe4b166_20210216_165342
1072021-02-10whole_datasetcsv206974List of datasetsList of species60240e0f77e6e_20210210_115404
1082021-02-09dist_spcsv256List of datasetsList of species6022af6e2b942_20210209_105503
1092021-02-09whole_speciescsv7378List of datasetsList of species6022c90a21475_20210209_124054
1102021-02-09whole_speciescsv905List of datasetsList of species6022c9d09aed6_20210209_124419
1112021-02-09whole_datasetcsv206974List of datasetsList of species6022b1531b5ea_20210209_111325
1122021-02-09whole_speciescsv1791List of datasetsList of species6022c762e95c1_20210209_123345
1132021-02-09whole_speciescsv1764List of datasetsList of species6022c854c268f_20210209_123746
1142021-01-04dist_taxakml24751List of datasetsList of species5ff30e43489d9_20210104_082655
1152021-01-04dist_taxakml24751List of datasetsList of species5ff30e43489d9_20210104_082653
1162020-12-31dist_taxakml24751List of datasetsList of species5fee86ec25d4b_20201231_212051
1172020-12-16dist_taxakml24751List of datasetsList of species5fd9ba2943ac6_20201216_024143
1182020-10-15dist_taxakml24751List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172625
1192020-10-15dist_taxakml24751List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172627
1202020-10-15dist_taxakml24751List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172626
1212020-10-15dist_taxakml24751List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172622
1222020-07-23dist_taxakml80049List of datasetsList of species5f19a00a5ce51_20200723_103917
1232020-05-26dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5ecd2a455d6ed_20200526_104101
1242020-05-17dist_taxakml4259List of datasetsList of species5ec1323034071_20200517_084812
1252020-05-05dist_spkml20128List of datasetsList of species5eb11a6deab30_20200505_035004
1262020-04-23pointsshapefile195136List of datasetsList of species5ea19e727fd6b_20200423_095702
1272020-04-08pointsshapefile195136List of datasetsList of species5e8d8028e622b_20200408_034817
1282020-01-18dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5e23220785c01_20200118_102142
1292020-01-18dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5e23220785c01_20200118_102146
1302020-01-15dist_taxashapefile1List of datasetsList of species5e1f31fd6b080_20200115_135206
1312020-01-15pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species5e1f31fd6b080_20200115_104216
1322019-11-01dist_taxashapefile72812List of datasetsList of species5dbc58e0f3b10_20191101_122201
1332019-10-15dist_spshapefile671List of datasetsList of species5da5e53069a60_20191015_120119
1342019-10-15dist_spcsv671List of datasetsList of species5da5e53069a60_20191015_121516
1352019-08-27pointsshapefile195136List of datasetsList of species5d65811785e87_20190827_162242
1362019-08-27pointsshapefile195136List of datasetsList of species5d65811785e87_20190827_160957
1372019-08-12dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5d5161a504ddb_20190812_085522
1382019-08-06dist_taxakml127833List of datasetsList of species5d499d0388673_20190806_113142
1392019-08-06dist_taxakml127833List of datasetsList of species5d499d0388673_20190806_113136
1402019-07-11dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5d2689943c3df_20190710_205801
1412019-07-11dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5d26627f4f79f_20190710_201110
1422019-07-10dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_174820
1432019-07-10dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_174731
1442019-07-10dist_taxakml72812List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_181712
1452019-07-10dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5d265c9e4cc57_20190710_174740
1462019-07-07dist_spshapefile18712List of datasetsList of species5d221ff10787c_20190707_125142
1472019-07-07dist_spcsv18712List of datasetsList of species5d221ff10787c_20190707_130015
1482019-07-05dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5d1f58116aada_20190705_100818
1492019-06-30dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5d18b432d271b_20190630_090925
1502019-06-30pointsshapefile49660List of datasetsList of species5d18b4a1b54e8_20190630_091204
List of datasets


  • 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.