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
512021-08-12dist_taxakml24751List of datasetsList of species61151d37b6c5d_20210812_091056
522021-08-11pointsshapefile11838List of datasetsList of species6113ef9565ab7_20210811_121149
532021-07-21dist_taxakml24751List of datasetsList of species60f85ddccdb94_20210721_134847
542021-07-17dist_taxakml24751List of datasetsList of species60f33c1987d1f_20210717_162346
552021-06-30dist_spcsv4623List of datasetsList of species60dcc39ec5801_20210630_152757
562021-06-17dist_taxakml24751List of datasetsList of species60cbbff6c9af8_20210617_180023
572021-06-17dist_taxakml24751List of datasetsList of species60cbbff6c9af8_20210617_180024
582021-06-16whole_specieskml206974List of datasetsList of species60ca59d1308c7_20210616_162057
592021-06-15dist_spkml232List of datasetsList of species60c8bc200d082_20210615_171605
602021-06-13whole_specieskml206974List of datasetsList of species60c62b42a2d82_20210613_131818
612021-06-06whole_datasetkml206974List of datasetsList of species60bc34040f853_20210606_000859
622021-06-06whole_datasetkml206974List of datasetsList of species60bc34040f853_20210606_000231
632021-06-05whole_datasetkml206974List of datasetsList of species60bc34040f853_20210605_235413
642021-05-25dist_spshapefile24751List of datasetsList of species60ad66cd15540_20210525_171145
652021-05-25whole_specieskml206974List of datasetsList of species60ad18d58f19b_20210525_113944
662021-05-25whole_specieskml206974List of datasetsList of species60ad1d27803e7_20210525_115523
672021-05-25whole_specieskml206974List of datasetsList of species60ad1eeb98d7e_20210525_120201
682021-05-25dist_spcsv24751List of datasetsList of species60ad66cd15540_20210525_171609
692021-05-20whole_datasetkml206974List of datasetsList of species60a670828a3dc_20210520_102634
702021-05-12dist_taxakml24751List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110615
712021-05-12dist_taxakml24751List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110652
722021-05-12dist_taxakml24751List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110611
732021-05-12dist_taxakml24751List of datasetsList of species609bcbf2f1412_20210512_083804
742021-05-07dist_spkml3938List of datasetsList of species6094bdb356a8f_20210507_001044
752021-04-21whole_datasetkml206974List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192717
762021-04-21whole_datasetkml206974List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192639
772021-04-21whole_datasetkml206974List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192659
782021-04-20dist_taxakml24751List of datasetsList of species607f02ea892b3_20210420_123734
792021-04-19dist_taxakml80049List of datasetsList of species607d9fc610cb5_20210419_113203
802021-04-19dist_taxakml80049List of datasetsList of species607d9fc610cb5_20210419_113114
812021-04-13whole_specieskml206974List of datasetsList of species60755d3d182c8_20210413_050004
822021-04-12dist_taxakml24751List of datasetsList of species6074b98e77b63_20210412_172147
832021-04-08whole_specieskml206974List of datasetsList of species606f6b8bd87a6_20210408_165640
842021-04-08whole_specieskml206974List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_093957
852021-04-08whole_specieskml206974List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094015
862021-04-08whole_specieskml206974List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094447
872021-04-06whole_datasetkml206974List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204707
882021-04-06whole_datasetkml206974List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204703
892021-03-30dist_taxakml24751List of datasetsList of species60638923db247_20210330_163012
902021-03-26whole_datasetkml206974List of datasetsList of species605d2ce781161_20210326_150839
912021-03-24dist_taxakml80049List of datasetsList of species605ba47550175_20210324_180727
922021-03-20whole_specieskml206974List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_201410
932021-03-20whole_specieskml206974List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202850
942021-03-20whole_specieskml206974List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202307
952021-03-20whole_specieskml206974List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_201137
962021-03-19dist_taxakml24751List of datasetsList of species605498e0665e8_20210319_083009
972021-03-18dist_taxakml24751List of datasetsList of species6053b2d48d14a_20210318_160843
982021-03-08whole_specieskml206974List of datasetsList of species604676c3f1fed_20210308_163737
992021-03-08whole_specieskml206974List of datasetsList of species60468bbd8970f_20210308_154512
1002021-02-28whole_specieskml206974List of datasetsList of species603be1ae41441_20210228_134104
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.