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
19012016-11-09pointskml954List of datasetsList of species58236b1de7d90_20161109_135755
19022016-11-09pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species58234101837c0_20161109_111911
19032016-11-09dist_taxashapefile1List of datasetsList of species58234101837c0_20161109_103724
19042016-11-02pointscsv283List of datasetsList of species5819faf3c3273_20161102_104117
19052016-11-02pointsshapefile283List of datasetsList of species581a0908ee0e1_20161102_114122
19062016-11-02pointscsv954List of datasetsList of species5819f4bfaa17b_20161102_102117
19072016-11-02pointsshapefile954List of datasetsList of species581a0989dc67b_20161102_114322
19082016-11-02pointsshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5819faf3c3273_20161102_105234
19092016-11-01dist_spkml732List of datasetsList of species58186eaa3331e_20161101_92947
19102016-11-01dist_spshapefile732List of datasetsList of species58186eaa3331e_20161101_75141
19112016-11-01dist_spkml732List of datasetsList of species58186eaa3331e_20161101_82325
19122016-11-01dist_spcsv732List of datasetsList of species58186eaa3331e_20161101_64646
19132016-11-01dist_spwfs732List of datasetsList of species58186eaa3331e_20161101_83821
19142016-11-01dist_spwfs732List of datasetsList of species58186eaa3331e_20161101_84927
19152016-10-31pointscsv56List of datasetsList of species58178b77b9ea5_20161031_142136
19162016-10-27pointsshapefile6List of datasetsList of species5811a39414b0d_20161027_30744
19172016-10-27dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species5811a39414b0d_20161027_25751
19182016-10-23dist_taxakml1718List of datasetsList of species580c56851d4cf_20161023_22828
19192016-10-18pointskml2020List of datasetsList of species58067a62e0aef_20161018_155213
19202016-10-18pointskml2020List of datasetsList of species58067a62e0aef_20161018_153956
19212016-10-18pointskml2020List of datasetsList of species58067a62e0aef_20161018_155156
19222016-10-16dist_spshapefile1166List of datasetsList of species5804030c6a88c_20161016_185612
19232016-10-14pointscsv262List of datasetsList of species5800dc7913ecc_20161014_92954
19242016-10-14pointscsv954List of datasetsList of species5800d2b4d5ca2_20161014_84335
19252016-10-14pointscsv954List of datasetsList of species5800dc7913ecc_20161014_92430
19262016-10-14pointscsv954List of datasetsList of species5800dc7913ecc_20161014_92520
19272016-10-14dist_spcsv61List of datasetsList of species5800e84a61815_20161014_101903
19282016-10-14dist_taxashapefile38List of datasetsList of species580071ec87581_20161014_23302
19292016-10-13pointscsv954List of datasetsList of species57fff73b9279f_20161013_170621
19302016-10-13pointscsv954List of datasetsList of species57fff1dfce5ae_20161013_164907
19312016-10-12dist_taxashapefile1List of datasetsList of species57fcea34968de_20161012_40216
19322016-10-11dist_taxacsv1List of datasetsList of species57fcea34968de_20161011_94027
19332016-10-11dist_taxashapefile1List of datasetsList of species57fd40ea9afbd_20161011_154416
19342016-10-11dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species57fcc2fbabb15_20161011_70611
19352016-10-11dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species57fcc2fbabb15_20161011_64849
19362016-10-08dist_spshapefile359List of datasetsList of species57f900139ad18_20161008_103822
19372016-10-07dist_spkml189List of datasetsList of species57f7aa70a9d42_20161007_100025
19382016-10-07dist_spkml25List of datasetsList of species57f79ef463b88_20161007_91128
19392016-10-07dist_spkml6List of datasetsList of species57f7a95e66302_20161007_95549
19402016-10-07dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species57f7a7efb6e98_20161007_94939
19412016-10-07dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species57f7a60f35132_20161007_94147
19422016-10-07dist_spkml61List of datasetsList of species57f79c936b074_20161007_90125
19432016-10-07dist_spkml13List of datasetsList of species57f7a44be2974_20161007_93411
19442016-10-07dist_spkml15List of datasetsList of species57f79e513bd68_20161007_90843
19452016-10-07dist_spkml732List of datasetsList of species57f79fc03b2f0_20161007_91452
19462016-10-04dist_spkml61List of datasetsList of species57f3a6edea543_20161004_85732
19472016-10-04dist_spkml189List of datasetsList of species57f3cb130d634_20161004_113034
19482016-10-04dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species57f3c9f1b0071_20161004_112705
19492016-10-04dist_spkml49List of datasetsList of species57f3bfbed1894_20161004_104218
19502016-10-04dist_spkml6List of datasetsList of species57f3bf03bc360_20161004_103907
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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.