Marine species citizen-science observations from NatureWatch NZ
Shane Orchard, NatureWatch NZ

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 2023
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)0
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)41
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)1
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)5
All observations of species (whole_species)43
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)0
  • 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
12023-03-21dist_spshapefile14List of datasetsList of species6419b0c3a0bbe_20230321_093424
22023-03-20whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species6418b4056ef73_20230320_152947
32023-03-19dist_spcsv8List of datasetsList of species6417c9aaaa3c3_20230319_225315
42023-03-17dist_spcsv21List of datasetsList of species64146dcf657dd_20230317_094944
52023-03-17dist_spshapefile21List of datasetsList of species64146dcf657dd_20230317_094757
62023-03-17dist_spshapefile21List of datasetsList of species64146dcf657dd_20230317_094809
72023-03-17dist_spshapefile21List of datasetsList of species64146dcf657dd_20230317_094803
82023-03-17dist_spcsv21List of datasetsList of species64146dcf657dd_20230317_094936
92023-03-17whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species64147a34421fc_20230317_105829
102023-03-07pointscsv11List of datasetsList of species6405a55a06843_20230307_032744
112023-03-07pointscsv11List of datasetsList of species6405a55a06843_20230307_032741
122023-03-07pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species6407acdd4b270_20230307_163334
132023-03-07pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species6407af86d5a04_20230307_164622
142023-03-06dist_spshapefile14List of datasetsList of species6405ee8c75e0c_20230306_084703
152023-03-06dist_spcsv8List of datasetsList of species640531891d7a9_20230306_031302
162023-03-06whole_speciescsv11List of datasetsList of species640531891d7a9_20230306_031214
172023-03-06dist_spcsv8List of datasetsList of species640531891d7a9_20230306_031300
182023-03-06dist_spcsv8List of datasetsList of species640531891d7a9_20230306_031304
192023-03-06whole_speciescsv11List of datasetsList of species6405a3b5362a1_20230306_032748
202023-03-06whole_speciescsv11List of datasetsList of species6405a3b5362a1_20230306_032759
212023-03-06whole_speciescsv11List of datasetsList of species6405a3b5362a1_20230306_032928
222023-03-06dist_spcsv11List of datasetsList of species6405a3b5362a1_20230306_033118
232023-03-06dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species640646be13150_20230306_150448
242023-03-06dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species640646be13150_20230306_150449
252023-03-06dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species640646be13150_20230306_150453
262023-03-06dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species640646be13150_20230306_150631
272023-03-06dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species640646be13150_20230306_150530
282023-03-06dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species640646be13150_20230306_150520
292023-03-06whole_specieswms1List of datasetsList of species640646be13150_20230306_154024
302023-03-06dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species640646be13150_20230306_150501
312023-03-06dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species640646be13150_20230306_150458
322023-03-06whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species640646be13150_20230306_150316
332023-03-06whole_specieswms1List of datasetsList of species640646be13150_20230306_154025
342023-03-06whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species640646be13150_20230306_150416
352023-03-06whole_specieswfs1List of datasetsList of species640646be13150_20230306_154021
362023-03-06whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species640646be13150_20230306_150417
372023-03-06dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species640646be13150_20230306_150452
382023-03-06dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species640646be13150_20230306_150451
392023-03-06whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species640646be13150_20230306_154029
402023-03-03whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species64021931d2709_20230303_110000
412023-03-03whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species64021931d2709_20230303_110016
422023-03-02dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species64011bd602881_20230302_165937
432023-03-02dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species64011bd602881_20230302_165948
442023-03-02dist_spcsv142List of datasetsList of species64014f8792b07_20230302_204351
452023-02-28whole_speciescsv11List of datasetsList of species63fe0fc1956d1_20230228_100831
462023-02-28whole_speciesgdb11List of datasetsList of species63fe0fc1956d1_20230228_100832
472023-02-28whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species63fe39b40d818_20230228_123054
482023-02-27whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species63fd3c6610af1_20230227_183534
492023-02-27whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species63fd3c6610af1_20230227_183446
502023-02-27whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species63fd3c6610af1_20230227_183531
List of datasets


  • 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.