Biological observations from the Discovery Investigations 1925-1952
Kevin Mackay, NIWA

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)38
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)148
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)14
diversity indexes (diversity)2
Observations based on criteria (points)48
All observations of species (whole_species)114
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)17
  • 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
12022-12-03dist_spshapefile6759List of datasetsList of species638ad7b797391_20221203_001306
22022-12-03dist_spshapefile6759List of datasetsList of species638ad7b797391_20221203_001315
32022-11-21whole_speciesgdb3929List of datasetsList of species637bb033042a3_20221121_120915
42022-11-17whole_speciescsv3929List of datasetsList of species6375ffd69c697_20221117_043431
52022-11-16whole_specieskml2919List of datasetsList of species6374d0a8720b0_20221116_070244
62022-11-12whole_speciesgdb3929List of datasetsList of species636fddbd586cc_20221112_130729
72022-11-08pointsshapefile3929List of datasetsList of species636abd1cda371_20221108_155203
82022-11-08pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species636abd1cda371_20221108_155644
92022-11-08whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species636ab5374be79_20221108_150915
102022-11-03dist_spcsv6759List of datasetsList of species636438f33a9b8_20221103_180748
112022-11-02whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6362753006d16_20221102_095920
122022-11-01whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species636185d634545_20221101_165620
132022-10-31dist_spcsv6759List of datasetsList of species63602cbd5c09f_20221031_163629
142022-10-31dist_spcsv6759List of datasetsList of species63602cbd5c09f_20221031_163621
152022-10-28whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species635c2afd0b5d8_20221028_152916
162022-10-28whole_speciesgdb2919List of datasetsList of species635c2afd0b5d8_20221028_153236
172022-10-28whole_speciesgdb3929List of datasetsList of species635c2afd0b5d8_20221028_153152
182022-10-27pointsshapefile6849List of datasetsList of species635ae499687bc_20221027_161207
192022-10-24whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6356555066e57_20221024_062059
202022-10-17dist_spshapefile1813List of datasetsList of species634de40d3af84_20221017_194743
212022-10-17dist_spcsv1813List of datasetsList of species634de40d3af84_20221017_193919
222022-10-13whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6347e1a839e3a_20221013_060302
232022-10-03dist_taxacsv3217List of datasetsList of species633aab4edcbb0_20221003_053605
242022-09-19whole_specieskml3929List of datasetsList of species632885c2c77fa_20220919_111153
252022-09-13dist_spcsv1403List of datasetsList of species6320c5e5f3eae_20220913_140555
262022-09-13whole_specieskml2919List of datasetsList of species6320c5e5f3eae_20220913_140522
272022-08-30whole_speciescsv3929List of datasetsList of species630df8eb28a6b_20220830_075154
282022-08-23whole_speciescsv2919List of datasetsList of species6304e7445369d_20220823_104948
292022-08-23whole_specieskml2919List of datasetsList of species6304e7445369d_20220823_104733
302022-08-19dist_taxakml3217List of datasetsList of species62ffaeda9dca8_20220819_114110
312022-08-19dist_taxakml3217List of datasetsList of species62ffaeda9dca8_20220819_114122
322022-08-16dist_taxashapefile1984List of datasetsList of species62fbc82071bea_20220816_124307
332022-08-16dist_taxashapefile1984List of datasetsList of species62fbc82071bea_20220816_124257
342022-08-13dist_taxakml3217List of datasetsList of species62f7f0862f921_20220813_144744
352022-07-25pointscsv2920List of datasetsList of species62de80c0bcdc2_20220725_085036
362022-07-25pointscsv6849List of datasetsList of species62de80c0bcdc2_20220725_085636
372022-07-23dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species62dc4dc57c4e4_20220723_161732
382022-07-14dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species62cfcaa3a627c_20220714_035345
392022-06-28whole_speciesgdb3929List of datasetsList of species62bad7e5b59d7_20220628_063005
402022-06-28whole_speciescsv3929List of datasetsList of species62bad7e5b59d7_20220628_063002
412022-06-25dist_spkml1403List of datasetsList of species62b7180682d17_20220625_102504
422022-06-25dist_spkml1403List of datasetsList of species62b7180682d17_20220625_102507
432022-06-22dist_taxakml3217List of datasetsList of species62b33cc6754c4_20220622_120237
442022-06-09whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species62a1d9f43a486_20220609_080519
452022-06-09whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species62a1d9f43a486_20220609_081103
462022-06-08dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species62a0ba9ede707_20220608_110753
472022-06-07pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species629fb2069a8f3_20220607_161849
482022-06-07pointsshapefile2919List of datasetsList of species629fafeee5985_20220607_160824
492022-06-07pointsshapefile3929List of datasetsList of species629fb101b07f9_20220607_161258
502022-05-24whole_speciescsv3929List of datasetsList of species628cf73a4e778_20220524_113923
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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.