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
25012013-09-25dist_taxacsv2020List of datasetsList of species52433727952fd_20130925_152211
25022013-09-25dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species52433727952fd_20130925_152010
25032013-09-21whole_speciescsv954List of datasetsList of species523e0cad8c63a_20130921_171713
25042013-09-16dist_spshapefile82List of datasetsList of species5236d7faa502e_20130916_60609
25052013-09-16dist_spshapefile82List of datasetsList of species5236d7d5f2543_20130916_60525
25062013-09-16whole_speciesshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5236d40861860_20130916_54913
25072013-09-16dist_spshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5236d3ca65dac_20130916_54835
25082013-09-16dist_spshapefile55List of datasetsList of species5236c5f632482_20130916_51953
25092013-09-16dist_spshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5236bdb34601b_20130916_42742
25102013-09-15dist_spcsv954List of datasetsList of species52353e4ee9832_20130915_10030
25112013-09-14whole_speciescsv954List of datasetsList of species52353e4ee9832_20130915_05950
25122013-09-13whole_speciescsv954List of datasetsList of species5233599cceebc_20130913_142954
25132013-09-12dist_spcsv954List of datasetsList of species5231f6fc0bb75_20130912_132031
25142013-09-06whole_speciesshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5229c805ecb7b_20130906_83127
25152013-09-04whole_speciescsv954List of datasetsList of species522755ec86981_20130904_114706
25162013-08-28dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species521e0d66ce4c7_20130828_105041
25172013-08-28dist_spcsv2List of datasetsList of species521e0d66ce4c7_20130828_105535
25182013-08-28dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species521e0581145fa_20130828_103829
25192013-08-23whole_speciescsv954List of datasetsList of species52175e12e5ca9_20130823_90533
25202013-08-20whole_datasetcsv2020List of datasetsList of species52135f062c8a5_20130820_82052
25212013-08-16dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species520e31f76688e_20130816_100734
25222013-08-16dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species520e0f798e8ad_20130816_74309
25232013-08-13whole_speciesshapefile283List of datasetsList of species520a9691811bb_20130813_163025
25242013-08-12whole_speciescsv954List of datasetsList of species520910c93555f_20130812_124438
25252013-08-12whole_speciesshapefile283List of datasetsList of species52099b6f770a1_20130812_223630
25262013-08-06whole_speciescsv82List of datasetsList of species5201a7631946f_20130806_214958
25272013-07-31whole_speciesshapefile954List of datasetsList of species51f8f96a886a4_20130731_90619
25282013-07-29dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species51f64e4e960fd_20130729_71757
25292013-07-22whole_speciescsv283List of datasetsList of species51ecbb1748349_20130722_11345
25302013-07-21whole_speciescsv67List of datasetsList of species51eba57a50683_20130721_51156
25312013-06-28whole_speciesshapefile16List of datasetsList of species51cda6d226604_20130628_113624
25322013-06-28whole_speciescsv16List of datasetsList of species51cda6d226604_20130628_113610
25332013-06-23whole_speciescsv283List of datasetsList of species51c7b45a8bbd8_20130623_225909
25342013-06-23dist_spcsv22List of datasetsList of species51c7b45a8bbd8_20130623_231118
25352013-06-20dist_spcsv15List of datasetsList of species51c2fff102a31_20130620_91423
25362013-06-20dist_spshapefile15List of datasetsList of species51c302bfb647f_20130620_92644
25372013-06-20dist_spshapefile15List of datasetsList of species51c3005b7d118_20130620_91731
25382013-06-20dist_spshapefile15List of datasetsList of species51c3005b7d118_20130620_91551
25392013-06-20dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species51c3204f6a190_20130620_113210
25402013-06-19whole_speciesshapefile954List of datasetsList of species51c20723153b4_20130619_153215
25412013-06-19dist_spshapefile954List of datasetsList of species51c20386d114a_20130619_151729
25422013-06-18whole_speciesshapefile1List of datasetsList of species51c10f05bed6e_20130618_215449
25432013-06-18whole_speciesshapefile4List of datasetsList of species51c111196ade5_20130618_220227
25442013-06-18whole_speciesshapefile11List of datasetsList of species51c090e5c5538_20130618_125509
25452013-06-18whole_speciesshapefile283List of datasetsList of species51c08b073bc43_20130618_123849
25462013-06-18whole_speciesshapefile26List of datasetsList of species51c08efd6a25e_20130618_124804
25472013-06-18whole_speciesshapefile16List of datasetsList of species51c0900099c03_20130618_125127
25482013-06-14dist_spshapefile4List of datasetsList of species51bb1ac1ac356_20130614_93813
25492013-06-09whole_speciescsv16List of datasetsList of species51b4ca35baa42_20130609_143508
25502013-06-09whole_speciesshapefile16List of datasetsList of species51b4ca35baa42_20130609_143606
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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.