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
3012021-03-03dist_spcsv1813List of datasetsList of species603fc30ac781b_20210303_121746
3022021-03-02dist_spcsv110List of datasetsList of species603e755092197_20210302_123129
3032021-03-01dist_spcsv1403List of datasetsList of species603ced6d315f2_20210301_083540
3042021-02-28whole_specieskml6849List of datasetsList of species603be1ae41441_20210228_134104
3052021-02-26whole_datasetkml6849List of datasetsList of species6039b58e961d7_20210226_222050
3062021-02-25dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species603823f3e957f_20210225_173641
3072021-02-25dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species603823f3e957f_20210225_173559
3082021-02-25whole_datasetkml6849List of datasetsList of species603773550866e_20210225_050943
3092021-02-25whole_datasetkml6849List of datasetsList of species603773550866e_20210225_052345
3102021-02-24dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species60367e4967db6_20210224_113141
3112021-02-24dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species60367e4967db6_20210224_114508
3122021-02-19dist_spshapefile1403List of datasetsList of species60303b174ba23_20210219_173226
3132021-02-16whole_datasetkml6849List of datasetsList of species602c3cfe4b166_20210216_165342
3142021-02-12whole_speciescsv3929List of datasetsList of species60265f5e72f2a_20210212_055939
3152021-02-12whole_speciescsv3929List of datasetsList of species6026586896794_20210212_054053
3162021-02-10whole_datasetcsv6849List of datasetsList of species60240b8d14996_20210210_113702
3172021-02-09whole_speciescsv3929List of datasetsList of species60226eccc9a38_20210209_062636
3182021-02-09whole_speciescsv3929List of datasetsList of species6022cf976ebcb_20210209_130913
3192021-02-08dist_spcsv3217List of datasetsList of species6021ce8871c62_20210208_190143
3202021-02-06dist_spkml1403List of datasetsList of species601ebcfcbd6c1_20210206_110009
3212021-02-06pointskml2919List of datasetsList of species601ebcfcbd6c1_20210206_143925
3222021-02-06pointskml2919List of datasetsList of species601ebcfcbd6c1_20210206_143809
3232021-02-06dist_spkml1403List of datasetsList of species601ebcfcbd6c1_20210206_143742
3242021-02-06dist_spkml1403List of datasetsList of species601ebcfcbd6c1_20210206_143526
3252021-02-06dist_spkml1403List of datasetsList of species601ebcfcbd6c1_20210206_143409
3262021-02-06dist_spkml1403List of datasetsList of species601ebcfcbd6c1_20210206_143323
3272021-02-06dist_spkml1403List of datasetsList of species601ebcfcbd6c1_20210206_110033
3282021-02-06dist_spkml1813List of datasetsList of species601ebcd1e3277_20210206_105923
3292021-02-06dist_spkml1813List of datasetsList of species601eba5844b96_20210206_104905
3302021-02-06dist_spkml1403List of datasetsList of species601e172a069e5_20210206_002036
3312021-02-06dist_spkml1403List of datasetsList of species601ebcfcbd6c1_20210206_143023
3322021-02-05dist_spkml1403List of datasetsList of species601e1cc492382_20210205_234202
3332021-02-05dist_spkml1403List of datasetsList of species601e172a069e5_20210205_232103
3342021-02-05dist_spkml1403List of datasetsList of species601e1b85dc005_20210205_233125
3352021-01-04dist_taxakml3217List of datasetsList of species5ff30e43489d9_20210104_082655
3362021-01-04dist_taxakml3217List of datasetsList of species5ff30e43489d9_20210104_082653
3372020-12-31dist_taxakml3217List of datasetsList of species5fee86ec25d4b_20201231_212051
3382020-12-16dist_taxakml3217List of datasetsList of species5fd9ba2943ac6_20201216_024143
3392020-10-15dist_taxakml3217List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172627
3402020-10-15dist_taxakml3217List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172625
3412020-10-15dist_taxakml3217List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172626
3422020-10-15dist_taxakml3217List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172622
3432020-07-23dist_taxakml6760List of datasetsList of species5f19a00a5ce51_20200723_103917
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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.