Historic whale catch data from New Zealand whaling stations (1948-1964)
Dave Watts, CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere

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 202220212020
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)32
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)155
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)15
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)46
All observations of species (whole_species)108
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)14
  • 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
1012022-01-19dist_spkml159List of datasetsList of species61e89c0001522_20220119_185832
1022022-01-19dist_spkml159List of datasetsList of species61e89c0001522_20220119_185830
1032022-01-19dist_spkml159List of datasetsList of species61e89c0001522_20220119_185834
1042022-01-19dist_spkml159List of datasetsList of species61e89c0001522_20220119_185831
1052022-01-12dist_spwfs1010List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081959
1062022-01-12dist_spshapefile1010List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081925
1072022-01-12dist_spwms1010List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_082024
1082022-01-12dist_spcsv1010List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081818
1092022-01-11dist_spshapefile1010List of datasetsList of species61dd535514d4b_20220111_050512
1102022-01-09dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species61dac973ccf21_20220109_064133
1112021-12-12whole_speciesgdb253List of datasetsList of species61b6223021718_20211212_112640
1122021-12-10dist_spcsv17List of datasetsList of species61b3b0c014c8e_20211210_145853
1132021-12-10dist_spshapefile21List of datasetsList of species61b3b0c014c8e_20211210_150133
1142021-12-10dist_spshapefile17List of datasetsList of species61b3b0c014c8e_20211210_150010
1152021-12-10dist_spcsv159List of datasetsList of species61b3cd94a5c8a_20211210_165905
1162021-12-10whole_speciescsv253List of datasetsList of species61b3cd94a5c8a_20211210_165950
1172021-12-10dist_spcsv159List of datasetsList of species61b3cd94a5c8a_20211210_170115
1182021-12-10dist_spcsv17List of datasetsList of species61b3b0c014c8e_20211210_145650
1192021-12-10whole_specieskml253List of datasetsList of species61b38c8789fd6_20211210_122818
1202021-12-09pointscsv2425List of datasetsList of species61b24c8cc7861_20211209_160922
1212021-12-09pointsshapefile2425List of datasetsList of species61b24c8cc7861_20211209_134403
1222021-12-02dist_spshapefile834List of datasetsList of species61a9019f7069e_20211202_124102
1232021-12-02pointsshapefile2149List of datasetsList of species61a9019f7069e_20211202_124424
1242021-12-02dist_spshapefile834List of datasetsList of species61a9019f7069e_20211202_122840
1252021-11-30whole_speciesshapefile2149List of datasetsList of species61a5f290a5325_20211130_054751
1262021-11-30dist_spshapefile834List of datasetsList of species61a65f2921cac_20211130_123234
1272021-11-30dist_sp_h3shapefile834List of datasetsList of species61a66362e5888_20211130_125028
1282021-11-30pointsshapefile2149List of datasetsList of species61a66362e5888_20211130_125437
1292021-11-30whole_speciescsv2149List of datasetsList of species61a59ac1be26d_20211129_223415
1302021-11-29dist_spshapefile834List of datasetsList of species61a4f546770a9_20211129_105028
1312021-11-26pointsshapefile276List of datasetsList of species61a0f7f5b914c_20211126_101449
1322021-11-09whole_speciesgdb2149List of datasetsList of species618a15178c959_20211109_013259
1332021-11-08dist_spwms159List of datasetsList of species618971ee28910_20211108_135903
1342021-11-08dist_spwms159List of datasetsList of species618971ee28910_20211108_135818
1352021-11-07whole_speciesgdb2149List of datasetsList of species61884eb5b25ad_20211107_200712
1362021-11-07whole_speciesgdb2149List of datasetsList of species61884eb5b25ad_20211107_194802
1372021-11-06dist_spkml834List of datasetsList of species61872b65ac126_20211106_213429
1382021-11-06dist_spkml834List of datasetsList of species61872b65ac126_20211106_213424
1392021-11-05whole_speciesgdb2149List of datasetsList of species6184ee1a12399_20211105_052137
1402021-11-03whole_speciescsv2149List of datasetsList of species6182c5badc1f6_20211103_133513
1412021-11-01whole_specieskml253List of datasetsList of species61808657a3d1e_20211101_203749
1422021-11-01pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species61808a7534002_20211101_204722
1432021-11-01pointscsv253List of datasetsList of species618089647109d_20211101_204317
1442021-11-01pointscsv253List of datasetsList of species61808657a3d1e_20211101_203805
1452021-10-21pointsshapefile2425List of datasetsList of species617216386371a_20211021_220007
1462021-10-19dist_spcsv834List of datasetsList of species616ee9c00dde1_20211019_141628
1472021-10-19dist_spkml834List of datasetsList of species616ee9c00dde1_20211019_141702
1482021-10-19dist_spcsv834List of datasetsList of species616ee9c00dde1_20211019_141638
1492021-10-19dist_spkml834List of datasetsList of species616ee9c00dde1_20211019_141634
1502021-10-19dist_spkml834List of datasetsList of species616ee9c00dde1_20211019_141631
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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.