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
2512017-05-29dist_taxakml8082List of datasetsList of species592be150c82a4_20170529_45325
2522017-05-29dist_spshapefile20128List of datasetsList of species592bfce002510_20170529_65217
2532017-05-03dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5909830516df5_20170503_85332
2542017-05-03dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5909830516df5_20170503_85337
2552017-05-03dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5909830516df5_20170503_85338
2562017-05-03dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5909830516df5_20170503_85339
2572017-04-26dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5900de362d81c_20170426_135220
2582017-04-26dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5900de362d81c_20170426_135241
2592017-02-03dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5894666f2cc96_20170203_61605
2602017-02-03dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species5894666f2cc96_20170203_61734
2612017-01-17dist_spkml6616List of datasetsList of species587e636dea445_20170117_133443
2622017-01-05pointsshapefile36519List of datasetsList of species586f12991976d_20170105_224524
2632016-12-04dist_taxakml127833List of datasetsList of species5844d5957ebb8_20161204_215203
2642016-11-23pointscsv195136List of datasetsList of species5835739910bd2_20161123_55102
2652016-11-22dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species58347bcf31537_20161122_121109
2662016-10-23dist_taxakml72812List of datasetsList of species580c56851d4cf_20161023_22828
2672016-10-16dist_spshapefile3482List of datasetsList of species5804030c6a88c_20161016_185612
2682016-10-14dist_taxashapefile14932List of datasetsList of species580071ec87581_20161014_23302
2692016-09-12dist_taxakml20128List of datasetsList of species57d76390cf859_20160912_222612
2702016-08-09dist_taxashapefile10889List of datasetsList of species57a970569a29b_20160809_23402
2712016-08-09dist_taxashapefile389List of datasetsList of species57a970569a29b_20160809_21547
2722016-08-09pointsshapefile2300List of datasetsList of species57a970569a29b_20160809_22557
2732016-08-09dist_taxashapefile389List of datasetsList of species57a970569a29b_20160809_22133
2742016-08-09pointsshapefile83408List of datasetsList of species57a970569a29b_20160809_23531
2752016-07-14diversityshapefile20128List of datasetsList of species5787ea218431b_20160714_154416
2762016-07-12diversitykml20128List of datasetsList of species578403ebe6010_20160712_163511
2772016-06-27dist_spkml38442List of datasetsList of species5770229bd8db5_20160626_145416
2782016-06-17dist_spshapefile195136List of datasetsList of species5762c6670c47d_20160616_114716
2792016-06-03whole_speciesshapefile28429List of datasetsList of species57509be78adf0_20160602_164957
2802016-06-03whole_speciescsv22004List of datasetsList of species57509c5e6653a_20160602_165200
2812016-06-03whole_speciesshapefile3793List of datasetsList of species57509cace3b89_20160602_165308
2822016-06-03whole_speciesshapefile3793List of datasetsList of species57509c95ad430_20160602_165246
2832016-06-03whole_speciescsv3793List of datasetsList of species57509cace3b89_20160602_165317
2842016-06-03whole_speciesshapefile22004List of datasetsList of species57509c5e6653a_20160602_165153
2852016-06-03whole_speciesshapefile22004List of datasetsList of species57509c402b2bd_20160602_165123
2862016-06-03whole_speciescsv28429List of datasetsList of species57509be78adf0_20160602_165021
2872016-05-19dist_spshapefile144703List of datasetsList of species573c9f8b79884_20160518_135627
2882016-05-19dist_spcsv144703List of datasetsList of species573c9f8b79884_20160518_135955
2892016-05-19dist_spshapefile144703List of datasetsList of species573c9f8b79884_20160518_172200
2902016-05-17pointsshapefile54431List of datasetsList of species5739bdb295077_20160516_112309
2912016-05-17pointsshapefile66732List of datasetsList of species5739bc8831687_20160516_83652
2922016-05-17pointsshapefile8276List of datasetsList of species5739c8f4cdaab_20160516_92545
2932016-05-17pointsshapefile69006List of datasetsList of species5739bdb295077_20160516_105932
2942016-05-12dist_spkml81470List of datasetsList of species5733570768b8e_20160511_120316
2952016-05-08pointsshapefile14List of datasetsList of species572f21e0405b2_20160508_73108
2962016-05-08pointsshapefile14List of datasetsList of species572f21e0405b2_20160508_90346
2972016-05-08pointsshapefile14List of datasetsList of species572f21e0405b2_20160508_74238
2982016-05-08pointsshapefile14List of datasetsList of species572f21e0405b2_20160508_73112
2992016-04-29dist_taxashapefile195136List of datasetsList of species572369e07ff97_20160429_100900
3002016-04-28dist_taxakml195136List of datasetsList of species5720f070e9181_20160427_130212
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.