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
2512021-05-24dist_sp_h3kml834List of datasetsList of species60abd08b777da_20210524_121548
2522021-05-24dist_spkml834List of datasetsList of species60abe15654368_20210524_132447
2532021-05-24dist_sp_h3kml834List of datasetsList of species60abd08b777da_20210524_131336
2542021-05-24dist_sp_h3kml834List of datasetsList of species60abd08b777da_20210524_130427
2552021-05-24dist_sp_h3kml834List of datasetsList of species60abd08b777da_20210524_130100
2562021-05-24dist_sp_h3kml834List of datasetsList of species60abe15654368_20210524_132522
2572021-05-24dist_sp_h3kml834List of datasetsList of species60abd08b777da_20210524_132122
2582021-05-24dist_sp_h3kml834List of datasetsList of species60abd08b777da_20210524_131637
2592021-05-20whole_datasetkml2425List of datasetsList of species60a670828a3dc_20210520_102634
2602021-05-19dist_spcsv1010List of datasetsList of species60a5450ccec3b_20210519_130643
2612021-05-12dist_taxakml1010List of datasetsList of species609bcbf2f1412_20210512_083804
2622021-05-12dist_taxakml1010List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110615
2632021-05-12dist_taxakml1010List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110611
2642021-05-12dist_taxakml1010List of datasetsList of species609bee016b948_20210512_110652
2652021-05-07pointscsv253List of datasetsList of species609515015da9b_20210507_062756
2662021-05-07pointsshapefile254List of datasetsList of species609516aee5f30_20210507_063942
2672021-05-02pointscsv2172List of datasetsList of species608e7d421166d_20210502_062909
2682021-05-02whole_speciescsv2149List of datasetsList of species608e7d421166d_20210502_062618
2692021-05-02dist_spcsv834List of datasetsList of species608eddc787aa1_20210502_131554
2702021-05-01dist_spcsv834List of datasetsList of species608d929e5036d_20210501_135343
2712021-04-29whole_speciescsv2149List of datasetsList of species608b37e3c9f47_20210429_185224
2722021-04-26dist_spkml993List of datasetsList of species6084f7eb16941_20210426_005358
2732021-04-26dist_spkml993List of datasetsList of species6084f7eb16941_20210426_005409
2742021-04-23dist_spshapefile834List of datasetsList of species60835c7da8c37_20210423_195145
2752021-04-21whole_datasetkml2425List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192717
2762021-04-21whole_datasetkml2425List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192639
2772021-04-21whole_datasetkml2425List of datasetsList of species6080b25e34eff_20210421_192659
2782021-04-21whole_speciesshapefile2149List of datasetsList of species60803d56a772c_20210421_110950
2792021-04-21whole_speciescsv2149List of datasetsList of species60803d56a772c_20210421_105957
2802021-04-21whole_specieskml2149List of datasetsList of species60803d56a772c_20210421_105831
2812021-04-21whole_speciesgdb2149List of datasetsList of species60803cb0ea21a_20210421_105718
2822021-04-21pointsshapefile2149List of datasetsList of species6080396aa7259_20210421_104352
2832021-04-21whole_speciesgdb2149List of datasetsList of species60803878d488b_20210421_103956
2842021-04-20dist_taxakml1010List of datasetsList of species607f02ea892b3_20210420_123734
2852021-04-19dist_taxakml1012List of datasetsList of species607d9fc610cb5_20210419_113203
2862021-04-19dist_taxakml1012List of datasetsList of species607d9fc610cb5_20210419_113114
2872021-04-15whole_speciescsv2149List of datasetsList of species6077d527890c8_20210415_035448
2882021-04-15whole_speciescsv2149List of datasetsList of species6077d527890c8_20210415_034141
2892021-04-15whole_speciescsv2149List of datasetsList of species6077d527890c8_20210415_020113
2902021-04-13whole_specieskml2425List of datasetsList of species60755d3d182c8_20210413_050004
2912021-04-12dist_taxakml1010List of datasetsList of species6074b98e77b63_20210412_172147
2922021-04-09dist_spcsv1010List of datasetsList of species606ff0f550a5d_20210409_022300
2932021-04-08whole_specieskml2425List of datasetsList of species606f6b8bd87a6_20210408_165640
2942021-04-08whole_specieskml2425List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_093957
2952021-04-08whole_specieskml2425List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094447
2962021-04-08whole_specieskml2425List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094015
2972021-04-06dist_spcsv834List of datasetsList of species606c33babc935_20210406_062233
2982021-04-06whole_datasetkml2425List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204703
2992021-04-06whole_datasetkml2425List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204707
3002021-03-31dist_spcsv834List of datasetsList of species606453a30e284_20210331_065642
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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.