National Whale and Dolphin Sightings and Strandings Database
OBIS Secretariat, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

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)302
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)1
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)897
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)16
diversity indexes (diversity)2
Observations based on criteria (points)939
All observations of species (whole_species)688
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)34
  • 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
10512019-06-03dist_spshapefile49List of datasetsList of species5cf4755424be2_20190602_212029
10522019-06-03pointscsv954List of datasetsList of species5cf584b17a17a_20190603_163954
10532019-06-03pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5cf4539a440bb_20190602_201022
10542019-06-03pointsshapefile5List of datasetsList of species5cf4539a440bb_20190602_201311
10552019-06-02pointsshapefile15List of datasetsList of species5cf4539a440bb_20190602_193957
10562019-06-02pointsshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5cf375ac8b9e6_20190602_042053
10572019-06-02pointsshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5cf375ac8b9e6_20190602_034056
10582019-06-02pointsshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5cf375ac8b9e6_20190602_034252
10592019-06-02pointsshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5cf375ac8b9e6_20190602_034434
10602019-06-02pointsshapefile55List of datasetsList of species5cf4539a440bb_20190602_185502
10612019-06-02pointsshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5cf375ac8b9e6_20190602_041208
10622019-06-02pointsshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5cf375ac8b9e6_20190602_034621
10632019-06-02pointsshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5cf375ac8b9e6_20190602_041035
10642019-06-02pointsshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5cf375ac8b9e6_20190602_040903
10652019-06-02pointsshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5cf375ac8b9e6_20190602_040726
10662019-06-02pointsshapefile954List of datasetsList of species5cf4539a440bb_20190602_193708
10672019-06-02pointsshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5cf375ac8b9e6_20190602_034805
10682019-06-02pointsshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5cf375ac8b9e6_20190602_034932
10692019-06-02pointsshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5cf375ac8b9e6_20190602_040456
10702019-06-02pointsshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5cf375ac8b9e6_20190602_040242
10712019-06-02pointsshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5cf375ac8b9e6_20190602_040054
10722019-06-02pointsshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5cf375ac8b9e6_20190602_035905
10732019-06-02pointsshapefile56List of datasetsList of species5cf4539a440bb_20190602_193854
10742019-06-02pointsshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5cf375ac8b9e6_20190602_035716
10752019-06-02pointsshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5cf375ac8b9e6_20190602_035419
10762019-06-02pointsshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5cf375ac8b9e6_20190602_035241
10772019-06-02pointsshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5cf375ac8b9e6_20190602_035051
10782019-06-02pointsshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5cf35daac9bfd_20190602_012937
10792019-06-02pointsshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5cf375ac8b9e6_20190602_030751
10802019-06-02pointsshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5cf375ac8b9e6_20190602_031028
10812019-06-02pointsshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5cf375ac8b9e6_20190602_032820
10822019-06-02pointsshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5cf375ac8b9e6_20190602_033009
10832019-06-02pointsshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5cf375ac8b9e6_20190602_033250
10842019-06-02pointsshapefile16List of datasetsList of species5cf4539a440bb_20190602_192637
10852019-06-02pointsshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5cf375ac8b9e6_20190602_033402
10862019-06-02pointsshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5cf3a43b70f51_20190602_062634
10872019-06-02pointsshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5cf3a316cf7fc_20190602_062206
10882019-06-02pointsshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5cf375ac8b9e6_20190602_042408
10892019-06-02pointsshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5cf375ac8b9e6_20190602_033654
10902019-06-02pointsshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5cf375ac8b9e6_20190602_033852
10912019-06-02pointsshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5cf375ac8b9e6_20190602_042259
10922019-06-01pointswfs283List of datasetsList of species5cf278de1b6ae_20190601_091300
10932019-06-01pointscsv283List of datasetsList of species5cf2764d1f085_20190601_090600
10942019-06-01pointskml283List of datasetsList of species5cf27cba525bb_20190601_093957
10952019-06-01pointsshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5cf27cba525bb_20190601_092529
10962019-06-01dist_spkml189List of datasetsList of species5cf27cba525bb_20190601_195557
10972019-06-01pointswfs283List of datasetsList of species5cf27cba525bb_20190601_095016
10982019-06-01pointswms283List of datasetsList of species5cf27cba525bb_20190601_094719
10992019-05-29pointscsv16List of datasetsList of species5cedd6c1bb89d_20190528_205002
11002019-05-28pointscsv2List of datasetsList of species5ced06a448241_20190528_062545
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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.