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
27012012-12-11dist_spshapefile283List of datasetsList of species50c76ef02518f_20121211_131621
27022012-12-11dist_spshapefile180List of datasetsList of species50c76ef02518f_20121211_131926
27032012-12-10whole_speciescsv954List of datasetsList of species50c63ffc855fe_20121210_150400
27042012-12-10whole_speciescsv56List of datasetsList of species50c64121753c6_20121210_151224
27052012-12-10dist_taxacsv2020List of datasetsList of species50c5a68055a51_20121210_40849
27062012-11-25whole_speciesshapefile55List of datasetsList of species50b2eee61b399_20121125_232418
27072012-11-25whole_speciesshapefile55List of datasetsList of species50b2edb25ab63_20121125_231924
27082012-11-19whole_speciesshapefile283List of datasetsList of species50aa987325410_20121119_153742
27092012-11-19whole_speciesshapefile283List of datasetsList of species50aa97b67a346_20121119_153647
27102012-11-15dist_taxacsv2020List of datasetsList of species50a50b4fe1033_20121115_103424
27112012-11-13whole_speciesshapefile26List of datasetsList of species50a23d7ae7e36_20121113_73108
27122012-11-13whole_speciesshapefile67List of datasetsList of species50a23b7251772_20121113_72238
27132012-11-13whole_speciesshapefile16List of datasetsList of species50a23ab2ac8d3_20121113_71931
27142012-11-11whole_speciescsv954List of datasetsList of species509ff882b618e_20121111_141216
27152012-11-11whole_speciescsv954List of datasetsList of species509ff8037b108_20121111_141153
27162012-11-11whole_speciesshapefile954List of datasetsList of species509ff882b618e_20121111_142053
27172012-11-05whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species50978bcfdb12c_20121105_45352
27182012-11-02whole_speciesshapefile11List of datasetsList of species5094390b23ef2_20121102_172028
27192012-11-02whole_speciesshapefile26List of datasetsList of species50943a0eb02ba_20121102_172536
27202012-11-02whole_speciesshapefile26List of datasetsList of species50943a6ecd356_20121102_172614
27212012-11-02whole_speciesshapefile11List of datasetsList of species5094392b9db28_20121102_172100
27222012-11-02dist_spshapefile11List of datasetsList of species5094310b57232_20121102_164916
27232012-11-02dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species50943077b78d0_20121102_164548
27242012-10-31whole_speciescsv15List of datasetsList of species50914a2a70745_20121031_115708
27252012-10-31whole_speciescsv15List of datasetsList of species50914a5c3efe9_20121031_115807
27262012-10-30dist_spcsv11List of datasetsList of species5090239ce10f3_20121030_150155
27272012-10-25whole_speciesshapefile56List of datasetsList of species50891e942cc32_20121025_71308
27282012-10-24whole_speciesshapefile56List of datasetsList of species5087ecb1b6661_20121024_92757
27292012-10-24whole_speciesshapefile56List of datasetsList of species5087d1bad5239_20121024_75218
27302012-10-24whole_speciescsv56List of datasetsList of species50884e564a160_20121024_162359
27312012-10-24whole_speciesshapefile56List of datasetsList of species50884d49d35ac_20121024_162139
27322012-10-24whole_speciescsv56List of datasetsList of species50884d49d35ac_20121024_162151
27332012-10-24whole_speciesshapefile56List of datasetsList of species50884e564a160_20121024_162815
27342012-10-22dist_spcsv283List of datasetsList of species50850032193e1_20121022_41740
27352012-10-18whole_speciesshapefile5List of datasetsList of species507fb69957132_20121018_40000
27362012-10-16whole_speciesshapefile67List of datasetsList of species507d7912a89c2_20121016_111123
27372012-10-16whole_speciesshapefile67List of datasetsList of species507d792ad3eea_20121016_111144
27382012-10-16whole_speciesshapefile55List of datasetsList of species507d79745bc57_20121016_111257
27392012-10-16whole_speciesshapefile55List of datasetsList of species507d79579440c_20121016_111233
27402012-10-15whole_speciesshapefile954List of datasetsList of species507c801603eb5_20121015_172930
27412012-10-15whole_speciesshapefile2List of datasetsList of species507c8191e097b_20121015_173524
27422012-10-15whole_speciesshapefile26List of datasetsList of species507c80f47132a_20121015_173243
27432012-10-15whole_speciesshapefile954List of datasetsList of species507c804bd7490_20121015_172955
27442012-10-15whole_speciesshapefile82List of datasetsList of species507c7bc93ffba_20121015_171043
27452012-10-15whole_speciesshapefile2List of datasetsList of species507c81a9149a0_20121015_173543
27462012-10-15whole_speciesshapefile82List of datasetsList of species507c7c06ad43a_20121015_171149
27472012-10-15whole_speciesshapefile26List of datasetsList of species507c80c86ede0_20121015_173206
27482012-10-12dist_taxacsv2020List of datasetsList of species5078403f91af2_20121012_121309
27492012-10-08whole_speciescsv56List of datasetsList of species50735d8c90f94_20121008_191119
27502012-10-08whole_speciescsv56List of datasetsList of species50735cc352902_20121008_191217
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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.