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
28012012-06-06dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species4fd022ed1e254_20120606_234840
28022012-06-06dist_spshapefile15List of datasetsList of species4fd0172d1741b_20120606_225321
28032012-06-06dist_spshapefile11List of datasetsList of species4fd022ee5360d_20120606_234805
28042012-06-01whole_speciescsv26List of datasetsList of species4fc90274b2df7_20120601_135754
28052012-06-01dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species4fc8f72a60197_20120601_131057
28062012-06-01dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species4fc91b39cd397_20120601_154436
28072012-06-01dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species4fc8f7b07b810_20120601_131146
28082012-05-31whole_speciesshapefile56List of datasetsList of species4fc7dd4b798b1_20120531_170637
28092012-05-31whole_speciesshapefile56List of datasetsList of species4fc7dd9779c94_20120531_170757
28102012-05-31whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species4fc73524c4654_20120531_51018
28112012-05-31whole_datasetcsv2020List of datasetsList of species4fc810772a89f_20120531_204916
28122012-05-29dist_taxashapefile2020List of datasetsList of species4fc55a6a64138_20120529_193248
28132012-05-29dist_spshapefile463List of datasetsList of species4fc5694ebee50_20120529_202920
28142012-05-15dist_spcsv449List of datasetsList of species4fb14b70dbe04_20120515_91445
28152012-05-15dist_spshapefile449List of datasetsList of species4fb14b70dbe04_20120515_91240
28162012-05-15dist_spshapefile455List of datasetsList of species4fb14b70dbe04_20120515_91137
28172012-05-12dist_spcsv4List of datasetsList of species4fae73d1b47b4_20120512_110442
28182012-05-03whole_speciescsv15List of datasetsList of species4fa2e62c372dd_20120503_161129
28192012-05-01whole_speciescsv56List of datasetsList of species4fa0468681765_20120501_162706
28202012-04-24dist_spcsv2020List of datasetsList of species4f968c2bb7562_20120424_72030
28212012-04-24dist_spshapefile2020List of datasetsList of species4f968c2bb7562_20120424_72348
28222012-04-24dist_spshapefile2020List of datasetsList of species4f968c2bb7562_20120424_90755
28232012-04-18dist_spcsv1318List of datasetsList of species4f8f5fe3aa089_20120418_210631
28242012-04-18dist_spcsv364List of datasetsList of species4f8f5fe3aa089_20120418_210111
28252012-04-17whole_speciescsv11List of datasetsList of species4f8d966db2a04_20120417_121829
28262012-04-13whole_speciesshapefile3List of datasetsList of species4f887fd58fe3b_20120413_153716
28272012-04-13whole_speciesshapefile3List of datasetsList of species4f887fd58fe3b_20120413_153554
28282012-04-03whole_speciescsv954List of datasetsList of species4f7b68f8cb6eb_20120403_172849
28292012-04-02whole_speciescsv283List of datasetsList of species4f79bfda7156a_20120402_111115
28302012-03-29whole_datasetshapefile2020List of datasetsList of species4f7514dae3e11_20120329_220553
28312012-03-22whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species4f6bd3ddacf48_20120322_214932
28322012-03-21dist_spshapefile2020List of datasetsList of species4f6a7768641ff_20120321_205153
28332012-03-20dist_spshapefile15List of datasetsList of species4f68b0cda124f_20120320_125240
28342012-03-13whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species4f5fa74be0389_20120313_160131
28352012-03-13whole_specieswfs15List of datasetsList of species4f5fbab9492b1_20120313_232423
28362012-03-13whole_specieswms15List of datasetsList of species4f5fbab9492b1_20120313_232932
28372012-03-13dist_spshapefile2020List of datasetsList of species4f5efb76cd822_20120313_34753
28382012-03-13dist_spshapefile2020List of datasetsList of species4f5f06760f682_20120313_43422
28392012-03-12whole_speciescsv283List of datasetsList of species4f5df7a28aa20_20120312_91942
28402012-03-12dist_spshapefile70List of datasetsList of species4f5d9f81dd246_20120312_30334
28412012-03-08dist_spshapefile20List of datasetsList of species4f58c70e3ebdc_20120308_102507
28422012-03-08dist_spcsv20List of datasetsList of species4f58c70e3ebdc_20120308_95105
28432012-03-03dist_spshapefile1804List of datasetsList of species4f52d48c5429c_20120303_213652
28442012-03-01whole_speciescsv56List of datasetsList of species4f4f94a28c513_20120301_102903
28452012-02-22whole_speciescsv26List of datasetsList of species4f45a5075fe1b_20120222_214155
28462012-01-23dist_spshapefile2020List of datasetsList of species4f1d49a51a22d_20120123_65220
28472012-01-23whole_speciescsv26List of datasetsList of species4f1d7c245fb3d_20120123_103607
28482012-01-23whole_speciescsv26List of datasetsList of species4f1d7c245fb3d_20120123_103632
28492011-12-13dist_spcsv6List of datasetsList of species4ee711c2ce6e4_20111213_35420
28502011-12-12dist_spcsv2020List of datasetsList of species4ee6755df2812_20111212_164842
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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.