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
12512018-11-05dist_taxakml1718List of datasetsList of species5bdf994974051_20181104_201431
12522018-11-05dist_taxakml1718List of datasetsList of species5bdf994974051_20181104_201432
12532018-10-25dist_taxakml1532List of datasetsList of species5bd1fbb684277_20181025_132334
12542018-10-19dist_taxakml1532List of datasetsList of species5bc9cff90c424_20181019_84058
12552018-10-19dist_taxakml1532List of datasetsList of species5bc9cff90c424_20181019_84057
12562018-10-16pointskml283List of datasetsList of species5bc5965893174_20181016_34818
12572018-10-16pointskml283List of datasetsList of species5bc5965893174_20181016_34732
12582018-10-13pointscsv954List of datasetsList of species5bc1a696bbbc5_20181013_41212
12592018-10-12dist_spkml1532List of datasetsList of species5bc09e6879883_20181012_91540
12602018-10-11pointscsv11List of datasetsList of species5bbfc7355fae1_20181011_175727
12612018-10-11pointsshapefile11List of datasetsList of species5bbfc7355fae1_20181011_175904
12622018-10-09dist_spcsv88List of datasetsList of species5bbd35700ca77_20181009_191238
12632018-10-02dist_spkml1240List of datasetsList of species5bb2bbd8b7198_20181001_203818
12642018-10-02dist_spkml1240List of datasetsList of species5bb2bbd8b7198_20181001_203815
12652018-10-02dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species5bb33254821a4_20181002_50336
12662018-10-02dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species5bb33254821a4_20181002_50437
12672018-10-02dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species5bb33254821a4_20181002_50259
12682018-10-02dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species5bb33254821a4_20181002_50512
12692018-10-01dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species5bb24dae344f7_20181001_124446
12702018-10-01dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species5bb1d60408a74_20181001_53226
12712018-10-01dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species5bb1d60408a74_20181001_123120
12722018-10-01dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species5bb1d60408a74_20181001_123211
12732018-10-01pointscsv2020List of datasetsList of species5bb24dae344f7_20181001_124439
12742018-10-01dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species5bb1eb536bfda_20181001_54856
12752018-10-01pointscsv2020List of datasetsList of species5bb1eb536bfda_20181001_54847
12762018-09-28dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species5badd8682108d_20180928_44701
12772018-09-28dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species5badd8682108d_20180928_44608
12782018-09-28dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species5badd8682108d_20180928_53108
12792018-09-26pointsshapefile11List of datasetsList of species5bab8d22e15e1_20180926_95409
12802018-09-25pointscsv16List of datasetsList of species5baa448c9c45c_20180925_122742
12812018-09-25pointscsv16List of datasetsList of species5baa448c9c45c_20180925_122600
12822018-09-24pointscsv954List of datasetsList of species5ba82ec34b659_20180923_211810
12832018-09-23pointscsv262List of datasetsList of species5ba8149b16b34_20180923_183940
12842018-09-14pointsshapefile11List of datasetsList of species5b9a223af09b9_20180914_60700
12852018-09-14pointsshapefile56List of datasetsList of species5b9a223af09b9_20180914_40158
12862018-09-05dist_spcsv61List of datasetsList of species5b8f98920cb26_20180905_45651
12872018-09-05pointscsv67List of datasetsList of species5b8f94931d2d1_20180905_43756
12882018-08-30dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species5b886e3c30b3f_20180830_182624
12892018-08-27pointscsv364List of datasetsList of species5b7f4eaa79063_20180826_202429
12902018-08-22dist_spcsv1532List of datasetsList of species5b7d2d110e096_20180822_53203
12912018-08-22pointscsv2020List of datasetsList of species5b7d2fd5b09b8_20180822_65616
12922018-08-22pointscsv67List of datasetsList of species5b7d2d110e096_20180822_53900
12932018-08-16dist_taxakml1532List of datasetsList of species5b75d856427b0_20180816_160247
12942018-08-16pointskml3List of datasetsList of species5b74c80e96613_20180815_205901
12952018-08-16pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species5b74c80e96613_20180815_205824
12962018-08-16pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5b74c80e96613_20180815_205854
12972018-08-16pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species5b74c80e96613_20180815_211635
12982018-08-16pointskml3List of datasetsList of species5b74c80e96613_20180815_212055
12992018-08-14dist_spshapefile1243List of datasetsList of species5b731e9a3da86_20180814_143126
13002018-08-12pointskml283List of datasetsList of species5b703b5a731c4_20180812_104030
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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.