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
9012019-11-26pointscsv56List of datasetsList of species5ddcb9589bf6c_20191126_003917
9022019-11-26pointsshapefile56List of datasetsList of species5ddcb9589bf6c_20191126_003749
9032019-11-26pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species5ddd56285d61d_20191126_114531
9042019-11-26pointsshapefile15List of datasetsList of species5ddd84edabac1_20191126_150834
9052019-11-25pointscsv125List of datasetsList of species5ddbd0b24c043_20191125_080709
9062019-11-22pointscsv26List of datasetsList of species5dd7ad3262b92_20191122_065356
9072019-11-19pointsshapefile954List of datasetsList of species5dd480a8df3b4_20191119_191206
9082019-11-19pointscsv954List of datasetsList of species5dd480a8df3b4_20191119_185547
9092019-11-19pointsshapefile954List of datasetsList of species5dd4866fd8fb9_20191119_192003
9102019-11-19pointsshapefile954List of datasetsList of species5dd482baa76b0_20191119_194241
9112019-11-19pointsshapefile954List of datasetsList of species5dd452c04b308_20191119_153949
9122019-11-19pointsshapefile954List of datasetsList of species5dd4819481718_20191119_185901
9132019-11-19pointsshapefile954List of datasetsList of species5dd48791b6a30_20191119_193241
9142019-11-19pointsshapefile954List of datasetsList of species5dd482ff09f22_20191119_190507
9152019-11-19pointscsv954List of datasetsList of species5dd47a236073d_20191119_184713
9162019-11-19pointsshapefile954List of datasetsList of species5dd48511d62a7_20191119_191324
9172019-11-19pointsshapefile954List of datasetsList of species5dd485922c893_20191119_191622
9182019-11-19pointsshapefile954List of datasetsList of species5dd48b38da33b_20191119_194712
9192019-11-19pointscsv954List of datasetsList of species5dd48b38da33b_20191119_194521
9202019-11-15pointsshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5dcf06cba39a3_20191115_152043
9212019-11-13pointscsv125List of datasetsList of species5dcbf1b0c1b54_20191113_073909
9222019-11-13pointsshapefile125List of datasetsList of species5dcbf1b0c1b54_20191113_071249
9232019-11-12dist_spcsv117List of datasetsList of species5dcacf18aaa0f_20191112_103859
9242019-11-08pointscsv3List of datasetsList of species5dc560dae4142_20191108_073945
9252019-11-07pointsshapefile954List of datasetsList of species5dc4509e6e51d_20191107_121752
9262019-11-07pointsshapefile56List of datasetsList of species5dc457f6bacc7_20191107_124434
9272019-11-06pointsshapefile56List of datasetsList of species5dc3521944eab_20191106_181451
9282019-11-04pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species5dc099d23ad7c_20191104_164312
9292019-11-03pointscsv954List of datasetsList of species5dbed6fc10ea4_20191103_084211
9302019-11-01dist_taxashapefile1718List of datasetsList of species5dbc58e0f3b10_20191101_122201
9312019-10-30pointscsv11List of datasetsList of species5db8e14f294c3_20191030_022341
9322019-10-30pointsshapefile56List of datasetsList of species5db8d0746b120_20191029_201130
9332019-10-30pointsshapefile56List of datasetsList of species5db8df15b04c6_20191029_210137
9342019-10-30pointsshapefile11List of datasetsList of species5db8d29a9ec5d_20191029_201038
9352019-10-30pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species5db8d53a7e87c_20191029_201210
9362019-10-30pointsshapefile283List of datasetsList of species5db8d314c79f0_20191029_205814
9372019-10-29pointsshapefile55List of datasetsList of species5db88d2f8291f_20191029_150524
9382019-10-24dist_spshapefile1532List of datasetsList of species5db1efc00411f_20191024_143927
9392019-10-23pointscsv2020List of datasetsList of species5dafe80b50115_20191023_014606
9402019-10-22pointsshapefile56List of datasetsList of species5daf5d903559c_20191022_155232
9412019-10-22pointsshapefile56List of datasetsList of species5daf54cb6c231_20191022_151910
9422019-10-18dist_spcsv732List of datasetsList of species5da9bce7b3431_20191018_093233
9432019-10-18pointsshapefile55List of datasetsList of species5daa2754d028c_20191018_171713
9442019-10-15dist_spcsv12List of datasetsList of species5da5e53069a60_20191015_121516
9452019-10-15dist_spshapefile12List of datasetsList of species5da5e53069a60_20191015_120119
9462019-10-15pointscsv55List of datasetsList of species5da5e449c303d_20191015_113934
9472019-10-15pointsshapefile53List of datasetsList of species5da5e428a2c4b_20191015_113251
9482019-10-15pointsshapefile54List of datasetsList of species5da5e41918979_20191015_113230
9492019-10-15pointsshapefile51List of datasetsList of species5da5e420c9ab2_20191015_113240
9502019-10-15pointscsv50List of datasetsList of species5da5e71798329_20191015_113604
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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.