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
21012016-04-04whole_speciescsv11List of datasetsList of species570297f01cbe7_20160404_123617
21022016-04-04dist_spcsv1397List of datasetsList of species570291c327c66_20160404_122632
21032016-04-04dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species5701859ab225c_20160403_170931
21042016-04-04whole_speciescsv67List of datasetsList of species5702989e22b5f_20160404_123906
21052016-04-04whole_speciescsv26List of datasetsList of species570298231bb38_20160404_123704
21062016-04-04whole_speciescsv283List of datasetsList of species5702975fdda0e_20160404_123354
21072016-04-04whole_speciescsv954List of datasetsList of species5702969eae8c8_20160404_123057
21082016-03-30whole_speciescsv954List of datasetsList of species56fba9fe2af52_20160330_64110
21092016-03-30whole_speciescsv954List of datasetsList of species56fae91c03cae_20160329_164444
21102016-03-30whole_speciescsv954List of datasetsList of species56fb9b3f286f2_20160330_52626
21112016-03-26dist_spshapefile1624List of datasetsList of species56f6b048e2754_20160326_121733
21122016-03-20dist_spcsv55List of datasetsList of species56ee33ecdebc6_20160320_15821
21132016-03-17dist_spkml106List of datasetsList of species56eb174ed3a9c_20160317_164746
21142016-03-17dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species56eacaf13ec0b_20160317_112552
21152016-02-23dist_spcsv954List of datasetsList of species56ccd2449de2c_20160223_164922
21162016-02-22pointscsv88List of datasetsList of species56cb020caafd8_20160222_74550
21172016-02-16whole_speciescsv55List of datasetsList of species56c32e4703df1_20160216_91616
21182016-02-16whole_specieskml55List of datasetsList of species56c32e4703df1_20160216_91727
21192016-02-10dist_spcsv954List of datasetsList of species56bb10165413c_20160210_53327
21202016-02-09whole_speciescsv26List of datasetsList of species56ba3c65278c7_20160209_143538
21212016-02-04whole_speciescsv283List of datasetsList of species56b2fb5181070_20160204_22144
21222016-01-27whole_speciescsv954List of datasetsList of species56a8e1aaa88c7_20160127_104234
21232016-01-20whole_speciescsv15List of datasetsList of species569f9d9846fe6_20160120_94620
21242016-01-20whole_speciescsv55List of datasetsList of species569f9a2fa7353_20160120_93123
21252016-01-20whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species569f99c94c4bd_20160120_92941
21262016-01-20whole_speciescsv56List of datasetsList of species569f992892be0_20160120_92658
21272016-01-20whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species569f985d0e748_20160120_92340
21282016-01-20whole_speciescsv15List of datasetsList of species569f9586c84d9_20160120_91145
21292016-01-20whole_specieskml82List of datasetsList of species569f9090a59de_20160120_85056
21302016-01-20whole_speciescsv15List of datasetsList of species569f940a94909_20160120_90618
21312016-01-20whole_speciescsv82List of datasetsList of species569f90c9dfd1f_20160120_85132
21322015-12-13dist_spshapefile56List of datasetsList of species566dbe3904bd7_20151213_135406
21332015-12-10dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species5669a7f1829f3_20151210_115004
21342015-12-09dist_spshapefile1343List of datasetsList of species56683c4238ca9_20151209_94432
21352015-12-06dist_spshapefile1010List of datasetsList of species5664d3c224ce6_20151206_200134
21362015-12-06dist_spshapefile56List of datasetsList of species5664d3c224ce6_20151206_193546
21372015-12-04dist_spshapefile56List of datasetsList of species5661c979ba2c8_20151204_122104
21382015-12-04dist_spshapefile78List of datasetsList of species5661ca12388c3_20151204_122101
21392015-12-03dist_spcsv283List of datasetsList of species5660d525782e7_20151203_185535
21402015-12-03dist_spshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5660d525782e7_20151203_185254
21412015-12-02pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species565ed82e7349b_20151202_80234
21422015-12-01dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species565db3d7aeb76_20151201_95649
21432015-12-01dist_taxacsv2020List of datasetsList of species565db3d7aeb76_20151201_95803
21442015-11-24whole_speciesshapefile954List of datasetsList of species565441b6ef09a_20151124_55907
21452015-11-24whole_speciesshapefile954List of datasetsList of species565414f014e2d_20151124_40747
21462015-11-17dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species564af80d2404c_20151117_45232
21472015-11-17dist_taxacsv2020List of datasetsList of species564af80d2404c_20151117_50648
21482015-11-17dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species564af80d2404c_20151117_50838
21492015-11-17pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species564b1ea807bc3_20151117_74340
21502015-11-16whole_speciesshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5649e83221668_20151116_93820
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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.