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
6012021-05-01dist_spshapefile34List of datasetsList of species608d7ee534e67_20210501_170452
6022021-04-29whole_speciescsv917List of datasetsList of species608b37e3c9f47_20210429_185224
6032021-04-26dist_spkml947List of datasetsList of species6084f7eb16941_20210426_005409
6042021-04-26dist_spkml947List of datasetsList of species6084f7eb16941_20210426_005358
6052021-04-23dist_spshapefile707List of datasetsList of species60835c7da8c37_20210423_195145
6062021-04-21whole_specieskml15List of datasetsList of species607ff77931346_20210421_061747
6072021-04-21whole_speciescsv15List of datasetsList of species607ff77931346_20210421_060348
6082021-04-21whole_datasetkml1948List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192659
6092021-04-21whole_datasetkml1948List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192639
6102021-04-21whole_datasetkml1948List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192717
6112021-04-21whole_specieskml917List of datasetsList of species60803d56a772c_20210421_105831
6122021-04-21whole_speciesshapefile917List of datasetsList of species60803d56a772c_20210421_110950
6132021-04-21whole_speciescsv917List of datasetsList of species60803d56a772c_20210421_105957
6142021-04-21pointsshapefile917List of datasetsList of species6080396aa7259_20210421_104352
6152021-04-21whole_speciesgdb917List of datasetsList of species60803cb0ea21a_20210421_105718
6162021-04-21whole_speciesgdb917List of datasetsList of species60803878d488b_20210421_103956
6172021-04-20whole_datasetcsv1948List of datasetsList of species607f0f1677e80_20210420_132833
6182021-04-20dist_spcsv9List of datasetsList of species607f20e7cb4c5_20210420_144900
6192021-04-20dist_taxakml1483List of datasetsList of species607f02ea892b3_20210420_123734
6202021-04-19dist_taxakml1666List of datasetsList of species607d9fc610cb5_20210419_113203
6212021-04-19dist_taxakml1666List of datasetsList of species607d9fc610cb5_20210419_113114
6222021-04-19dist_spcsv34List of datasetsList of species607d3d48382f0_20210419_043116
6232021-04-19dist_spkml34List of datasetsList of species607d3d48382f0_20210419_044542
6242021-04-19whole_speciesgdb9List of datasetsList of species607d8ec75501f_20210419_101033
6252021-04-19pointswms43List of datasetsList of species607d88cfb4f9b_20210419_102537
6262021-04-19pointskml43List of datasetsList of species607d88cfb4f9b_20210419_102633
6272021-04-19pointscsv43List of datasetsList of species607d88cfb4f9b_20210419_102643
6282021-04-15whole_speciescsv917List of datasetsList of species6077d527890c8_20210415_034141
6292021-04-15whole_speciescsv917List of datasetsList of species6077d527890c8_20210415_035448
6302021-04-15whole_speciescsv917List of datasetsList of species6077d527890c8_20210415_020113
6312021-04-13whole_specieskml1948List of datasetsList of species60755d3d182c8_20210413_050004
6322021-04-12dist_taxakml1483List of datasetsList of species6074b98e77b63_20210412_172147
6332021-04-09dist_spcsv1449List of datasetsList of species606ff0f550a5d_20210409_022300
6342021-04-09dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species606ff0f550a5d_20210409_023452
6352021-04-08whole_specieskml1948List of datasetsList of species606f6b8bd87a6_20210408_165640
6362021-04-08whole_specieskml1948List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094015
6372021-04-08whole_specieskml1948List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_093957
6382021-04-08whole_specieskml1948List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094447
6392021-04-06dist_spcsv707List of datasetsList of species606c33babc935_20210406_062233
6402021-04-06whole_datasetkml1948List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204703
6412021-04-06whole_datasetkml1948List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204707
6422021-03-31dist_spcsv707List of datasetsList of species606453a30e284_20210331_065642
6432021-03-30dist_taxakml1483List of datasetsList of species60638923db247_20210330_163012
6442021-03-28dist_spkml707List of datasetsList of species60612e02104a7_20210328_213545
6452021-03-28dist_spkml707List of datasetsList of species60612e02104a7_20210328_213539
6462021-03-28dist_spshapefile34List of datasetsList of species60600571c4f57_20210328_003956
6472021-03-26whole_datasetkml1948List of datasetsList of species605d2ce781161_20210326_150839
6482021-03-25dist_spkml1196List of datasetsList of species605d158cef12f_20210325_190418
6492021-03-24dist_taxakml1666List of datasetsList of species605ba47550175_20210324_180727
6502021-03-24dist_spkml181List of datasetsList of species6059a9a8d4b26_20210324_033834
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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.