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
4012014-02-12dist_taxashapefile195136List of datasetsList of species52fc19cae6e2a_20140212_201012
4022014-02-12dist_taxashapefile195136List of datasetsList of species52fc19cae6e2a_20140212_205807
4032014-02-12dist_taxashapefile195136List of datasetsList of species52fc19cae6e2a_20140212_200406
4042014-02-12dist_taxashapefile195136List of datasetsList of species52fc19cae6e2a_20140212_200838
4052014-02-10dist_taxacsv195136List of datasetsList of species52f8f19cc2fd5_20140210_104714
4062014-02-06dist_taxashapefile195136List of datasetsList of species52f44e32aa2af_20140206_222346
4072014-02-06dist_taxashapefile195136List of datasetsList of species52f44e32aa2af_20140206_222123
4082014-02-06dist_taxashapefile195136List of datasetsList of species52f44e32aa2af_20140206_221403
4092014-02-06dist_taxashapefile195136List of datasetsList of species52f4520485f3e_20140206_222644
4102014-02-06dist_taxashapefile195136List of datasetsList of species52f4520485f3e_20140206_224341
4112014-02-06dist_taxacsv195136List of datasetsList of species52f4520485f3e_20140206_223219
4122014-02-06dist_taxashapefile195136List of datasetsList of species52f4520485f3e_20140206_223055
4132014-02-06dist_taxashapefile195136List of datasetsList of species52f4520485f3e_20140206_222841
4142014-02-05dist_taxashapefile195136List of datasetsList of species52f2f62934fdf_20140205_220954
4152014-01-26dist_taxashapefile195136List of datasetsList of species52e565ba83109_20140126_150020
4162013-12-28dist_taxashapefile195136List of datasetsList of species52be5a7c3ae15_20131228_11241
4172013-12-04dist_taxacsv195136List of datasetsList of species529f1cc81166f_20131204_73821
4182013-12-04dist_taxashapefile195136List of datasetsList of species529f1cc81166f_20131204_71859
4192013-12-04dist_taxacsv195136List of datasetsList of species529f1cc81166f_20131204_71917
4202013-12-04dist_taxashapefile195136List of datasetsList of species529f1cc81166f_20131204_73743
4212013-11-13dist_taxacsv195136List of datasetsList of species52842375397be_20131113_201312
4222013-11-06dist_taxashapefile195136List of datasetsList of species527a877fef177_20131106_131658
4232013-10-24dist_spcsv2348List of datasetsList of species52692c4b80ed5_20131024_102550
4242013-09-25dist_taxashapefile195136List of datasetsList of species52433727952fd_20130925_152010
4252013-09-25dist_taxacsv195136List of datasetsList of species52433727952fd_20130925_152211
4262013-08-28dist_taxashapefile195136List of datasetsList of species521e0581145fa_20130828_103829
4272013-08-22whole_speciesshapefile81470List of datasetsList of species5215c7134b4e0_20130822_40914
4282013-08-16dist_taxashapefile195136List of datasetsList of species520e31f76688e_20130816_100734
4292013-08-16dist_taxashapefile195136List of datasetsList of species520e0f798e8ad_20130816_74309
4302013-07-29dist_taxashapefile195136List of datasetsList of species51f64e4e960fd_20130729_71757
4312013-06-20dist_taxashapefile195136List of datasetsList of species51c3204f6a190_20130620_113210
4322013-04-26dist_taxashapefile195136List of datasetsList of species517a925c79af0_20130426_104330
4332013-04-02pointsshapefile22639List of datasetsList of species515b6f7f6231e_20130402_203330
4342013-04-02dist_spshapefile22639List of datasetsList of species515b6f7f6231e_20130402_200019
4352013-02-20dist_taxashapefile195136List of datasetsList of species5125691569cb7_20130220_192453
4362013-02-11dist_taxashapefile195136List of datasetsList of species51190ca979f9b_20130211_103015
4372013-02-05dist_taxacsv195136List of datasetsList of species511112032dc01_20130205_91247
4382013-02-04dist_spshapefile18846List of datasetsList of species510fe04fec0c4_20130204_112341
4392013-01-11dist_spcsv59List of datasetsList of species50f0084b59f72_20130111_74330
4402012-12-12dist_taxashapefile195136List of datasetsList of species50c8b95f6cd6e_20121212_133845
4412012-12-12dist_taxashapefile195136List of datasetsList of species50c8b95f6cd6e_20121212_134050
4422012-12-12dist_taxashapefile195136List of datasetsList of species50c8b95f6cd6e_20121212_132615
4432012-12-11dist_spshapefile122064List of datasetsList of species50c76ef02518f_20121211_131926
4442012-12-11dist_spshapefile3793List of datasetsList of species50c76ef02518f_20121211_131654
4452012-12-11dist_spshapefile22639List of datasetsList of species50c76ef02518f_20121211_131621
4462012-12-11dist_spshapefile18846List of datasetsList of species50c76ef02518f_20121211_131417
4472012-12-10dist_taxacsv195136List of datasetsList of species50c5a68055a51_20121210_40849
4482012-11-15dist_taxacsv195136List of datasetsList of species50a50b4fe1033_20121115_103424
4492012-11-02dist_taxashapefile195136List of datasetsList of species50943077b78d0_20121102_164548
4502012-10-12dist_taxacsv195136List of datasetsList of species5078403f91af2_20121012_121309
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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.