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
2012018-07-08dist_spcsv20128List of datasetsList of species5b4178f30bd84_20180707_224903
2022018-07-06dist_spcsv6616List of datasetsList of species5b3f3a439979f_20180706_55831
2032018-07-06dist_spshapefile6616List of datasetsList of species5b3f3a439979f_20180706_60013
2042018-07-05dist_spshapefile20128List of datasetsList of species5b3d8e1b2221f_20180704_233805
2052018-06-19dist_taxakml127833List of datasetsList of species5b28fa1e452a1_20180619_84910
2062018-06-11dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5b1ee59332669_20180611_171222
2072018-06-04dist_taxakml72812List of datasetsList of species5b14f0d4d4153_20180604_35805
2082018-06-01dist_taxashapefile8697List of datasetsList of species5b1209d0bccff_20180601_232040
2092018-06-01dist_taxacsv8697List of datasetsList of species5b1209d0bccff_20180601_232056
2102018-05-02dist_taxakml11025List of datasetsList of species5ae956db58898_20180502_21256
2112018-05-02dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5ae955c126652_20180502_20809
2122018-04-24dist_spshapefile20128List of datasetsList of species5ade939cee8a4_20180423_223757
2132018-04-24dist_spshapefile5826List of datasetsList of species5ade939cee8a4_20180423_222243
2142018-04-09dist_spkml12731List of datasetsList of species5acb98f6b9970_20180409_124759
2152018-04-05dist_spshapefile5826List of datasetsList of species5ac61df9188f6_20180405_105309
2162018-01-14dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5a5b39e6c2351_20180114_60920
2172018-01-12dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5a58df870af69_20180112_111721
2182018-01-11dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133822
2192018-01-11dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133820
2202018-01-11dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133813
2212018-01-11dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133812
2222018-01-11dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5a57ae0b5652e_20180111_133807
2232017-12-05dist_taxakml72812List of datasetsList of species5a2745da3756b_20171205_202458
2242017-12-05dist_taxakml72812List of datasetsList of species5a2745da3756b_20171205_202454
2252017-11-26dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5a1af15922484_20171126_115258
2262017-11-26dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5a1af15922484_20171126_115250
2272017-11-26dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5a1af15922484_20171126_115255
2282017-10-30dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species59f708b00483d_20171030_71253
2292017-10-30dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species59f708b00483d_20171030_71303
2302017-10-25dist_taxakml72812List of datasetsList of species59f0dfbfdd447_20171025_150327
2312017-10-17dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species59e6146aa8108_20171017_103224
2322017-10-17dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species59e6146aa8108_20171017_103245
2332017-10-17dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species59e6146aa8108_20171017_103221
2342017-10-17dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species59e6146aa8108_20171017_103225
2352017-10-17dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species59e6146aa8108_20171017_103227
2362017-10-17dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species59e6146aa8108_20171017_103233
2372017-09-27dist_spcsv20128List of datasetsList of species59cbededde967_20170927_142941
2382017-09-27dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species59cbc7a42f5e6_20170927_114634
2392017-09-13dist_taxakml72812List of datasetsList of species59b93b66aad44_20170913_101353
2402017-09-13dist_taxakml72812List of datasetsList of species59b93b66aad44_20170913_101348
2412017-08-12dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species598ecb3a56bb3_20170812_53330
2422017-08-12dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species598ecb3a56bb3_20170812_53329
2432017-06-19dist_taxakml72812List of datasetsList of species59484a391fc64_20170619_180408
2442017-06-19dist_taxakml72812List of datasetsList of species59484a391fc64_20170619_180430
2452017-06-12pointsshapefile7050List of datasetsList of species593ebeb4d2abf_20170612_133509
2462017-05-29dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species592be150c82a4_20170529_45304
2472017-05-29dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species592be205ece67_20170529_45551
2482017-05-29dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species592be1ec9382a_20170529_45525
2492017-05-29dist_taxakml8082List of datasetsList of species592be150c82a4_20170529_45332
2502017-05-29dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species592be150c82a4_20170529_45300
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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.