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
24012014-06-12whole_speciesshapefile26List of datasetsList of species5399c53e3c1f2_20140612_115402
24022014-06-05dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species5390ee50bda6a_20140605_190126
24032014-06-04pointsshapefile1076List of datasetsList of species538f6fb32d688_20140604_152208
24042014-05-23dist_spshapefile283List of datasetsList of species537faca50c8f0_20140523_162100
24052014-05-22dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species537ddaaeb7900_20140522_71652
24062014-05-22dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species537ddaaeb7900_20140522_72841
24072014-05-22dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species537ddaaeb7900_20140522_71336
24082014-05-20dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species537b92f8164ff_20140520_133902
24092014-05-18whole_speciescsv954List of datasetsList of species53795c833e12a_20140518_212726
24102014-05-15pointscsv120List of datasetsList of species537497f9a8230_20140515_65712
24112014-05-15whole_speciescsv82List of datasetsList of species537497f9a8230_20140515_65659
24122014-05-14whole_speciescsv55List of datasetsList of species5373a9f39bb27_20140514_135028
24132014-05-14whole_speciescsv55List of datasetsList of species5373a9f39bb27_20140514_135246
24142014-05-13dist_spcsv2020List of datasetsList of species5371fb6b6a65c_20140513_72351
24152014-04-25pointscsv265List of datasetsList of species535a2b43e24e9_20140425_73506
24162014-04-25gridcsv265List of datasetsList of species535a2b43e24e9_20140425_53826
24172014-04-09dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species534506258d277_20140409_50212
24182014-04-09dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species534506258d277_20140409_43956
24192014-04-09dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species534506258d277_20140409_50702
24202014-04-09whole_speciescsv9List of datasetsList of species534524675b848_20140409_64506
24212014-04-09whole_speciesshapefile9List of datasetsList of species534524675b848_20140409_65452
24222014-04-08dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species5343c98ff32e0_20140408_61123
24232014-03-28whole_speciesshapefile9List of datasetsList of species53359f76a5970_20140328_121621
24242014-03-28whole_speciesshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5335a355d9612_20140328_122956
24252014-03-21dist_taxacsv2020List of datasetsList of species532c347743057_20140321_85908
24262014-03-20pointsshapefile1169List of datasetsList of species532af0ce9c547_20140320_100608
24272014-03-18dist_spshapefile1114List of datasetsList of species532844a3a30b9_20140318_100554
24282014-02-21whole_speciescsv283List of datasetsList of species5307fab9a73cc_20140221_211841
24292014-02-13dist_taxacsv2020List of datasetsList of species52fd1ae29d1f6_20140213_142605
24302014-02-13dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species52fd1ae29d1f6_20140213_142451
24312014-02-13whole_speciesshapefile11List of datasetsList of species52fd5f3b6bc4c_20140213_191628
24322014-02-12dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species52fc19cae6e2a_20140212_204549
24332014-02-12dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species52fc19cae6e2a_20140212_201012
24342014-02-12dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species52fc19cae6e2a_20140212_200838
24352014-02-12dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species52fc19cae6e2a_20140212_200406
24362014-02-12dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species52fc19cae6e2a_20140212_205807
24372014-02-12dist_taxacsv2020List of datasetsList of species52fc19cae6e2a_20140212_204711
24382014-02-12whole_speciescsv15List of datasetsList of species52fbd0e6e2e8a_20140212_145917
24392014-02-10dist_taxacsv2020List of datasetsList of species52f8f19cc2fd5_20140210_104714
24402014-02-06dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species52f4520485f3e_20140206_222841
24412014-02-06dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species52f4520485f3e_20140206_223055
24422014-02-06dist_taxacsv2020List of datasetsList of species52f4520485f3e_20140206_223219
24432014-02-06dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species52f44e32aa2af_20140206_221403
24442014-02-06dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species52f44e32aa2af_20140206_222123
24452014-02-06dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species52f4520485f3e_20140206_224341
24462014-02-06dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species52f4520485f3e_20140206_222644
24472014-02-06dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species52f44e32aa2af_20140206_222346
24482014-02-05dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species52f2f62934fdf_20140205_220954
24492014-02-05whole_speciesshapefile2List of datasetsList of species52f225700a237_20140205_65852
24502014-02-04dist_spcsv15List of datasetsList of species52f0fa3530878_20140204_94251
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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.