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
7012021-02-24whole_specieswms15List of datasetsList of species603684c9a1c6f_20210224_121243
7022021-02-24dist_spwms14List of datasetsList of species603684c9a1c6f_20210224_121839
7032021-02-24dist_spcsv14List of datasetsList of species603684c9a1c6f_20210224_120732
7042021-02-24dist_spwms14List of datasetsList of species603684c9a1c6f_20210224_121229
7052021-02-24dist_spwms14List of datasetsList of species603684c9a1c6f_20210224_121206
7062021-02-24dist_spshapefile707List of datasetsList of species60367e4967db6_20210224_114508
7072021-02-24dist_spcsv707List of datasetsList of species60367e4967db6_20210224_113141
7082021-02-19dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species60303b174ba23_20210219_173226
7092021-02-19dist_spcsv59List of datasetsList of species603006f66529a_20210219_135110
7102021-02-19whole_specieskml65List of datasetsList of species603006f66529a_20210219_135044
7112021-02-18whole_specieskml52List of datasetsList of species602ea9f739c4d_20210218_131414
7122021-02-16whole_datasetkml1948List of datasetsList of species602c3cfe4b166_20210216_165342
7132021-02-15pointscsv43List of datasetsList of species602a6227e5616_20210215_070236
7142021-02-15dist_spcsv34List of datasetsList of species602a6227e5616_20210215_070129
7152021-02-12dist_spcsv181List of datasetsList of species6026144998e82_20210212_004408
7162021-02-12pointscsv268List of datasetsList of species6026144998e82_20210212_004651
7172021-02-12dist_spshapefile181List of datasetsList of species6026144998e82_20210212_004413
7182021-02-12whole_speciescsv23List of datasetsList of species60265f5e72f2a_20210212_055939
7192021-02-12whole_speciescsv23List of datasetsList of species6026586896794_20210212_054053
7202021-02-10whole_datasetcsv1948List of datasetsList of species602409c862c88_20210210_112954
7212021-02-09whole_speciescsv23List of datasetsList of species60226eccc9a38_20210209_062636
7222021-02-09whole_speciescsv65List of datasetsList of species6022bdae44d56_20210209_115445
7232021-02-09dist_spcsv59List of datasetsList of species6022af6e2b942_20210209_105503
7242021-02-09whole_speciescsv4List of datasetsList of species6022c30665502_20210209_121506
7252021-02-09whole_speciescsv23List of datasetsList of species6022cf976ebcb_20210209_130913
7262021-02-09whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6022c90a21475_20210209_124054
7272021-02-09whole_speciescsv256List of datasetsList of species6022e7313c2f9_20210209_145328
7282021-02-09whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6022c635b6875_20210209_122836
7292021-02-09whole_speciescsv268List of datasetsList of species6022c5cf3e0f2_20210209_122711
7302021-02-09whole_speciescsv52List of datasetsList of species6022c411a6c0a_20210209_121932
7312021-02-09whole_speciescsv26List of datasetsList of species6022c2c2b1618_20210209_121351
7322021-02-09whole_speciescsv15List of datasetsList of species6022d68e82638_20210209_133823
7332021-02-09whole_speciescsv256List of datasetsList of species6022d84416edf_20210209_134541
7342021-02-08whole_speciescsv52List of datasetsList of species602161e112068_20210208_112014
7352021-02-08dist_spcsv1449List of datasetsList of species6021ce8871c62_20210208_190143
7362021-02-06dist_spkml22List of datasetsList of species601eba5844b96_20210206_104905
7372021-02-06pointskml9List of datasetsList of species601ebcfcbd6c1_20210206_143925
7382021-02-06pointskml9List of datasetsList of species601ebcfcbd6c1_20210206_143809
7392021-02-06dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species601ebcfcbd6c1_20210206_143742
7402021-02-06dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species601ebcfcbd6c1_20210206_143526
7412021-02-06dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species601ebcfcbd6c1_20210206_143409
7422021-02-06dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species601ebcfcbd6c1_20210206_143323
7432021-02-06dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species601ebcfcbd6c1_20210206_110033
7442021-02-06dist_spkml22List of datasetsList of species601ebcd1e3277_20210206_105923
7452021-02-06dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species601e172a069e5_20210206_002036
7462021-02-06dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species601ebcfcbd6c1_20210206_143023
7472021-02-06dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species601ebcfcbd6c1_20210206_110009
7482021-02-05dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species601e1cc492382_20210205_234202
7492021-02-05dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species601e1e7e76a48_20210205_234603
7502021-02-05dist_spkml9List of datasetsList of species601e1e7e76a48_20210205_234802
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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.