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
2512021-04-15whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6077d527890c8_20210415_035448
2522021-04-15whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6077d527890c8_20210415_020113
2532021-04-15whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6077d527890c8_20210415_034141
2542021-04-13whole_specieskml6849List of datasetsList of species60755d3d182c8_20210413_050004
2552021-04-12dist_taxakml3217List of datasetsList of species6074b98e77b63_20210412_172147
2562021-04-09dist_spcsv3217List of datasetsList of species606ff0f550a5d_20210409_022300
2572021-04-08dist_spshapefile1403List of datasetsList of species606f92bd4c677_20210408_194840
2582021-04-08whole_specieskml6849List of datasetsList of species606f6b8bd87a6_20210408_165640
2592021-04-08whole_specieskml6849List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094447
2602021-04-08whole_specieskml6849List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_093957
2612021-04-08whole_specieskml6849List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094015
2622021-04-06dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species606c33babc935_20210406_062233
2632021-04-06whole_datasetkml6849List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204703
2642021-04-06whole_datasetkml6849List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204707
2652021-03-31dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species606453a30e284_20210331_065642
2662021-03-30dist_taxakml3217List of datasetsList of species60638923db247_20210330_163012
2672021-03-28dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species60612e02104a7_20210328_213545
2682021-03-28dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species60612e02104a7_20210328_213539
2692021-03-26whole_datasetkml6849List of datasetsList of species605d2ce781161_20210326_150839
2702021-03-25dist_spkml1404List of datasetsList of species605d158cef12f_20210325_190418
2712021-03-24dist_taxakml6760List of datasetsList of species605ba47550175_20210324_180727
2722021-03-24dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species605bac0706b79_20210324_171944
2732021-03-22dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species60588af59baaa_20210322_082030
2742021-03-20whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species605574bbc350c_20210320_000709
2752021-03-20whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species6055738b85cdd_20210320_000525
2762021-03-20whole_specieskml6849List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202850
2772021-03-20whole_specieskml6849List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202307
2782021-03-20whole_specieskml6849List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_201410
2792021-03-20whole_specieskml6849List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_201137
2802021-03-19dist_taxakml3217List of datasetsList of species605498e0665e8_20210319_083009
2812021-03-18dist_taxakml3217List of datasetsList of species6053b2d48d14a_20210318_160843
2822021-03-18dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species605386f0628db_20210318_131528
2832021-03-18whole_datasetkml2919List of datasetsList of species6053945b89e30_20210318_140533
2842021-03-18whole_datasetkml2919List of datasetsList of species6053945b89e30_20210318_140256
2852021-03-16whole_specieswfs1List of datasetsList of species6050d40696422_20210316_121225
2862021-03-16whole_specieswms1List of datasetsList of species6050d40696422_20210316_121948
2872021-03-16whole_specieswfs1List of datasetsList of species6050d40696422_20210316_125716
2882021-03-15dist_spshapefile3217List of datasetsList of species604f661580d3b_20210315_095405
2892021-03-15dist_spcsv3217List of datasetsList of species604f661580d3b_20210315_095404
2902021-03-13pointscsv6849List of datasetsList of species604ca9e56bd50_20210313_071025
2912021-03-08whole_specieskml6849List of datasetsList of species604676c3f1fed_20210308_163737
2922021-03-08pointscsv2919List of datasetsList of species6046d2bf2af75_20210308_204829
2932021-03-08pointsshapefile2919List of datasetsList of species6046d2bf2af75_20210308_204931
2942021-03-08whole_specieskml6849List of datasetsList of species60468bbd8970f_20210308_154512
2952021-03-07whole_specieswfs1List of datasetsList of species60457a9d1bba0_20210307_202434
2962021-03-07whole_specieswfs1List of datasetsList of species60457a9d1bba0_20210307_204833
2972021-03-07whole_specieswfs1List of datasetsList of species60457a9d1bba0_20210307_202416
2982021-03-04dist_spcsv1813List of datasetsList of species60408fc2eeb65_20210304_024753
2992021-03-04dist_spcsv1813List of datasetsList of species603fc30ac781b_20210304_023650
3002021-03-03dist_spcsv1813List of datasetsList of species603fc30ac781b_20210303_123046
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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.