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)32
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)138
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)14
diversity indexes (diversity)2
Observations based on criteria (points)43
All observations of species (whole_species)97
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
1012021-11-16dist_spcsv1403List of datasetsList of species6193794e58c84_20211116_042750
1022021-11-16dist_spcsv1403List of datasetsList of species619376c41bc96_20211116_042421
1032021-11-09whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species618a15178c959_20211109_013259
1042021-11-09dist_spshapefile2910List of datasetsList of species618a1281aefcd_20211109_011927
1052021-11-07whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species61884eb5b25ad_20211107_194802
1062021-11-07whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species61884eb5b25ad_20211107_200712
1072021-11-06dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species61872b65ac126_20211106_213424
1082021-11-06dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species61872b65ac126_20211106_213429
1092021-11-05whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species6184ee1a12399_20211105_052137
1102021-11-04whole_specieskml2919List of datasetsList of species618341d580448_20211104_133820
1112021-11-03whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6182c5badc1f6_20211103_133513
1122021-11-01pointscsv3929List of datasetsList of species61808a7534002_20211101_204722
1132021-10-21pointsshapefile6849List of datasetsList of species617216386371a_20211021_220007
1142021-10-19dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species616ee9c00dde1_20211019_141638
1152021-10-19dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species616ee9c00dde1_20211019_141702
1162021-10-19dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species616ee9c00dde1_20211019_141659
1172021-10-19dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species616ee9c00dde1_20211019_141634
1182021-10-19dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species616ee9c00dde1_20211019_141628
1192021-10-19dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species616ee9c00dde1_20211019_141631
1202021-10-19dist_spcsv1403List of datasetsList of species616e9b6d5772c_20211019_062017
1212021-10-16whole_specieskml2919List of datasetsList of species616b4257328cc_20211016_172633
1222021-10-15dist_spshapefile3217List of datasetsList of species616989ba9fa33_20211015_104227
1232021-10-12pointskml6849List of datasetsList of species6165c9e0bd201_20211012_141153
1242021-10-12pointskml6849List of datasetsList of species6165c9e0bd201_20211012_135934
1252021-10-12pointskml6849List of datasetsList of species6165c9e0bd201_20211012_140455
1262021-10-12pointskml6849List of datasetsList of species6165c9e0bd201_20211012_135642
1272021-10-12pointsshapefile6849List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_134440
1282021-10-12pointskml6849List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_133835
1292021-10-12pointskml6849List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_132801
1302021-10-12pointskml6849List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_133250
1312021-10-12pointskml6849List of datasetsList of species6165c48647d3e_20211012_132945
1322021-10-12pointskml6849List of datasetsList of species6165bcd5a193e_20211012_131220
1332021-10-12pointskml6849List of datasetsList of species6165bcd5a193e_20211012_131242
1342021-10-12pointskml6849List of datasetsList of species6165bcd5a193e_20211012_130045
1352021-10-12dist_spcsv1403List of datasetsList of species6165e58294606_20211012_155631
1362021-10-11dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species6164ad522131e_20211011_173232
1372021-10-11dist_spshapefile2910List of datasetsList of species6164adfc3b45f_20211011_173522
1382021-10-11dist_spshapefile3849List of datasetsList of species6164ad0b45e35_20211011_173126
1392021-10-10whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species6163643bf1802_20211010_181444
1402021-10-10whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species6163643bf1802_20211010_181446
1412021-10-06whole_specieswfs2919List of datasetsList of species615e237638fdd_20211006_183236
1422021-10-06pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species615e2b112da5b_20211006_191432
1432021-10-06whole_specieskml2919List of datasetsList of species615e237638fdd_20211006_183520
1442021-10-06dist_spshapefile2913List of datasetsList of species615e237638fdd_20211006_183721
1452021-10-06pointsshapefile2919List of datasetsList of species615e237638fdd_20211006_184801
1462021-10-05dist_spcsv1403List of datasetsList of species615ceab6deb34_20211005_202720
1472021-10-04whole_specieswfs3929List of datasetsList of species615aeddc4844e_20211004_080626
1482021-10-04whole_specieswms3929List of datasetsList of species615aeddc4844e_20211004_080735
1492021-10-04whole_specieskml3929List of datasetsList of species615aeddc4844e_20211004_080618
1502021-10-04whole_specieswms3929List of datasetsList of species615aed78320ae_20211004_081144
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.