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
1512019-06-30dist_taxashapefile2625List of datasetsList of species5d18b5932bb38_20190630_091604
1522019-06-30dist_taxashapefile2625List of datasetsList of species5d18b5932bb38_20190630_102313
1532019-06-15dist_spshapefile6616List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_053149
1542019-06-15dist_spcsv20128List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_002732
1552019-06-15dist_spshapefile20128List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_005633
1562019-06-15dist_spwms20128List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_005841
1572019-06-15dist_spwms20128List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_044452
1582019-06-15dist_spwms20128List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_044621
1592019-06-15dist_spcsv6616List of datasetsList of species5d046a2dad77c_20190615_052830
1602019-06-13dist_spkml20128List of datasetsList of species5d01f397a0bda_20190613_030103
1612019-06-13dist_spshapefile20128List of datasetsList of species5d01f4bcbd066_20190613_030457
1622019-06-13dist_spshapefile20128List of datasetsList of species5d01f4bcbd066_20190613_031928
1632019-04-23pointscsv42462List of datasetsList of species5cbefc9466b88_20190423_080013
1642019-04-08dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5cab9e48e6ad2_20190408_151922
1652019-03-16dist_taxacsv13List of datasetsList of species5c8ccfa5333e8_20190316_63316
1662019-03-15dist_spshapefile20128List of datasetsList of species5c8b97e048966_20190315_82233
1672019-02-13dist_taxacsv46List of datasetsList of species5c6471e02975b_20190213_144002
1682019-01-30dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5c51af8c83b0c_20190130_90800
1692019-01-17dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5c405a892cffd_20190117_53937
1702018-12-17pointscsv132479List of datasetsList of species5c1789a9aaae6_20181217_71041
1712018-12-17dist_spcsv5826List of datasetsList of species5c1789a9aaae6_20181217_63624
1722018-12-17pointscsv21807List of datasetsList of species5c179dac87ad9_20181217_80235
1732018-12-17pointscsv21807List of datasetsList of species5c1799df22a53_20181217_74445
1742018-12-17pointscsv22004List of datasetsList of species5c17a54105640_20181217_83359
1752018-12-17pointscsv22004List of datasetsList of species5c17991583ab0_20181217_81907
1762018-12-17pointscsv18846List of datasetsList of species5c17991583ab0_20181217_82431
1772018-12-17pointscsv18846List of datasetsList of species5c17a54105640_20181217_83947
1782018-11-12dist_spcsv12732List of datasetsList of species5be973e1c9ea9_20181112_80951
1792018-11-12dist_spcsv12732List of datasetsList of species5be9789ca3825_20181112_75905
1802018-11-06dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5be18e3cab605_20181106_75347
1812018-11-06dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5be18b0266358_20181106_74405
1822018-11-05dist_taxakml72812List of datasetsList of species5bdf994974051_20181104_201432
1832018-11-05dist_taxakml72812List of datasetsList of species5bdf994974051_20181104_201433
1842018-11-05dist_taxakml72812List of datasetsList of species5bdf994974051_20181104_201431
1852018-10-25dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5bd1fbb684277_20181025_132334
1862018-10-19dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5bc9cff90c424_20181019_84057
1872018-10-19dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5bc9cff90c424_20181019_84058
1882018-10-02dist_spkml5826List of datasetsList of species5bb2bbd8b7198_20181001_203818
1892018-10-02dist_spkml5826List of datasetsList of species5bb2bbd8b7198_20181001_203815
1902018-08-16dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5b75d856427b0_20180816_160247
1912018-08-14dist_spshapefile6616List of datasetsList of species5b731e9a3da86_20180814_143126
1922018-07-18dist_spcsv5826List of datasetsList of species5b4eef35d533f_20180718_35354
1932018-07-18dist_spcsv790List of datasetsList of species5b4eef35d533f_20180718_34751
1942018-07-18dist_spcsv6616List of datasetsList of species5b4ef320d850c_20180718_40958
1952018-07-18dist_spcsv20128List of datasetsList of species5b4ee7f5d3013_20180718_33120
1962018-07-08dist_spshapefile20128List of datasetsList of species5b4178f30bd84_20180707_225646
1972018-07-08dist_spcsv6616List of datasetsList of species5b4187a901008_20180707_234251
1982018-07-08dist_spcsv6616List of datasetsList of species5b41803593d0f_20180707_231826
1992018-07-08dist_spshapefile6616List of datasetsList of species5b4187a901008_20180707_234342
2002018-07-08dist_spshapefile6616List of datasetsList of species5b41803593d0f_20180707_231931
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.