Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, Victoria, Australia (1900-2017) - marine records
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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 20212020
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)30
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)203
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)13
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)57
All observations of species (whole_species)166
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)18
  • 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
12021-11-30whole_speciesshapefile440List of datasetsList of species61a5f290a5325_20211130_054751
22021-11-30dist_spshapefile325List of datasetsList of species61a65f2921cac_20211130_123236
32021-11-30dist_sp_h3shapefile319List of datasetsList of species61a66362e5888_20211130_125028
42021-11-30dist_spshapefile325List of datasetsList of species61a65f2921cac_20211130_123234
52021-11-30pointsshapefile440List of datasetsList of species61a66362e5888_20211130_125437
62021-11-30dist_spcsv108List of datasetsList of species61a57645b40c2_20211129_200516
72021-11-30whole_speciescsv440List of datasetsList of species61a59ac1be26d_20211129_223415
82021-11-29dist_spshapefile349List of datasetsList of species61a4f546770a9_20211129_105029
92021-11-29dist_spshapefile349List of datasetsList of species61a4f546770a9_20211129_105028
102021-11-27whole_speciescsv124List of datasetsList of species61a16f419990d_20211126_214540
112021-11-26pointsshapefile150List of datasetsList of species61a0f7f5b914c_20211126_101449
122021-11-24dist_spkml289List of datasetsList of species619decaf2b2c5_20211124_024315
132021-11-22whole_speciesgdb2List of datasetsList of species619c149c27c30_20211122_172039
142021-11-21whole_speciesgdb25List of datasetsList of species619a3aac7dde8_20211121_073455
152021-11-21whole_speciesgdb370List of datasetsList of species619a430cad1b2_20211121_081407
162021-11-21whole_speciesgdb2List of datasetsList of species6199a3dd25363_20211120_204410
172021-11-19pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species6197b661287f2_20211119_101507
182021-11-19dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species6197b661287f2_20211119_100506
192021-11-19whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species6197b661287f2_20211119_095850
202021-11-18dist_spkml102List of datasetsList of species619679f69da5f_20211118_112630
212021-11-18whole_specieskml135List of datasetsList of species619679f69da5f_20211118_110816
222021-11-18dist_spcsv102List of datasetsList of species619679f69da5f_20211118_111644
232021-11-18whole_specieskml135List of datasetsList of species61967fce47fb0_20211118_114541
242021-11-17whole_speciescsv25List of datasetsList of species61956dd061261_20211117_161124
252021-11-17whole_speciescsv25List of datasetsList of species619542c3a6e2c_20211117_133347
262021-11-16whole_specieskml135List of datasetsList of species61930167c893a_20211115_195740
272021-11-16dist_spcsv76List of datasetsList of species619376c41bc96_20211116_042421
282021-11-16dist_spcsv76List of datasetsList of species6193794e58c84_20211116_042750
292021-11-12dist_spcsv102List of datasetsList of species618ea8dd363ed_20211112_125317
302021-11-12whole_specieskml135List of datasetsList of species618ea8dd363ed_20211112_125352
312021-11-12dist_spshapefile102List of datasetsList of species618ea8dd363ed_20211112_125326
322021-11-12whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species618dd5ff5b079_20211112_010021
332021-11-09whole_speciesgdb440List of datasetsList of species618a15178c959_20211109_013259
342021-11-09dist_spshapefile96List of datasetsList of species618a1281aefcd_20211109_011927
352021-11-09pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species618ad7fe91d1a_20211109_152925
362021-11-09pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species618ad7fe91d1a_20211109_152922
372021-11-08dist_spwms24List of datasetsList of species618971ee28910_20211108_135903
382021-11-08dist_spwms24List of datasetsList of species618971ee28910_20211108_135818
392021-11-08pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species61894ed256cff_20211108_114436
402021-11-07whole_speciesgdb440List of datasetsList of species61884eb5b25ad_20211107_200712
412021-11-07whole_speciesgdb440List of datasetsList of species61884eb5b25ad_20211107_194802
422021-11-07dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species6187e387a01c5_20211107_094102
432021-11-07dist_spcsv1015List of datasetsList of species6187e387a01c5_20211107_103630
442021-11-07pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species6187e387a01c5_20211107_095119
452021-11-06dist_spkml408List of datasetsList of species61872b65ac126_20211106_213429
462021-11-06dist_spkml408List of datasetsList of species61872b65ac126_20211106_213424
472021-11-06pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species6186d3a193a97_20211106_152733
482021-11-05dist_spkml141List of datasetsList of species618511ddab5a5_20211105_074108
492021-11-05whole_speciesgdb59List of datasetsList of species6184ee1a12399_20211105_050313
502021-11-05whole_speciesgdb145List of datasetsList of species6184ee1a12399_20211105_060347
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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 Goolge 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.