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 202220212020
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)28
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)225
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)13
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)104
All observations of species (whole_species)184
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)20
  • 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
2012021-10-14pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species61686c1ae3f5c_20211014_135017
2022021-10-12pointskml397List of datasetsList of species6165c9e0bd201_20211012_135934
2032021-10-12pointskml397List of datasetsList of species6165c9e0bd201_20211012_135642
2042021-10-12pointskml397List of datasetsList of species6165c9e0bd201_20211012_141153
2052021-10-12pointskml397List of datasetsList of species6165c9e0bd201_20211012_140455
2062021-10-12pointsshapefile397List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_134440
2072021-10-12pointskml397List of datasetsList of species6165bcd5a193e_20211012_131220
2082021-10-12pointskml397List of datasetsList of species6165bcd5a193e_20211012_131242
2092021-10-12pointskml397List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_133250
2102021-10-12pointskml397List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_132945
2112021-10-12pointskml397List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_132801
2122021-10-12pointskml397List of datasetsList of species6165bcd5a193e_20211012_130045
2132021-10-12pointskml397List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_133835
2142021-10-12pointskml122List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_131326
2152021-10-12dist_spkml118List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130323
2162021-10-12dist_spkml114List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130211
2172021-10-12dist_spkml118List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130235
2182021-10-12dist_spkml118List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130319
2192021-10-12dist_spkml118List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130324
2202021-10-12dist_spkml118List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130325
2212021-10-12dist_spkml118List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130400
2222021-10-12dist_spkml118List of datasetsList of species6164a780adba0_20211012_130316
2232021-10-12dist_spcsv6List of datasetsList of species6165e58294606_20211012_155631
2242021-10-12dist_spcsv28List of datasetsList of species6165e41a9ea0c_20211012_154126
2252021-10-12dist_spcsv28List of datasetsList of species6165e41a9ea0c_20211012_153915
2262021-10-11dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species6164adfc3b45f_20211011_173522
2272021-10-11dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species6164ad522131e_20211011_173232
2282021-10-11dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species6164abd08f719_20211011_172707
2292021-10-10whole_specieskml2List of datasetsList of species6163643bf1802_20211010_181444
2302021-10-10whole_specieskml2List of datasetsList of species6163643bf1802_20211010_181446
2312021-10-10dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species616335a1847fc_20211010_145231
2322021-10-09dist_spkml5List of datasetsList of species616125ca42682_20211009_011802
2332021-10-07whole_speciescsv2List of datasetsList of species615f0a95b6dcb_20211007_113547
2342021-10-06pointsshapefile9List of datasetsList of species615e237638fdd_20211006_184801
2352021-10-06whole_specieswfs9List of datasetsList of species615e237638fdd_20211006_183236
2362021-10-06whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species615e1d7f415f1_20211006_182222
2372021-10-06dist_spshapefile9List of datasetsList of species615e237638fdd_20211006_183721
2382021-10-06dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species615e1e2506b24_20211006_181010
2392021-10-06whole_specieskml9List of datasetsList of species615e237638fdd_20211006_183520
2402021-10-06pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species615e2b112da5b_20211006_191432
2412021-10-05dist_spcsv6List of datasetsList of species615ceab6deb34_20211005_202720
2422021-10-04dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species615af002d10e1_20211004_081440
2432021-10-04dist_spcsv14List of datasetsList of species615b8d035502c_20211004_192504
2442021-10-03whole_datasetcsv1976List of datasetsList of species6159ff6e6ffb2_20211003_152632
2452021-10-03dist_spcsv1617List of datasetsList of species6159ff6e6ffb2_20211003_152642
2462021-10-02dist_spcsv4List of datasetsList of species6157ea6e6147c_20211002_014031
2472021-10-01dist_taxakml1509List of datasetsList of species6154741707ef2_20211001_012530
2482021-10-01pointskml9List of datasetsList of species615706aade297_20211001_091045
2492021-09-30dist_spcsv4List of datasetsList of species614c7898d8d28_20210930_150127
2502021-09-30dist_spkml2List of datasetsList of species615664ca6c6db_20210930_214743
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 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.