Marine biological observation data from coastal and offshore surveys around New Zealand
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)30
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)142
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)1
diversity indexes (diversity)8
Observations based on criteria (points)52
All observations of species (whole_species)134
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)18
  • 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
1512021-10-01whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species6156dbecc458e_20211001_061022
1522021-09-30dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species614c7898d8d28_20210930_150127
1532021-09-30dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species61563cac93f7d_20210930_184244
1542021-09-30dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species61563cac93f7d_20210930_184240
1552021-09-30dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species61563cac93f7d_20210930_184243
1562021-09-23whole_specieskml12List of datasetsList of species614c19af80086_20210923_023742
1572021-09-23whole_specieskml12List of datasetsList of species614c981529ede_20210923_114403
1582021-09-23whole_specieskml12List of datasetsList of species614d144d96bd0_20210923_195954
1592021-09-23whole_specieskml12List of datasetsList of species614d144d96bd0_20210923_195951
1602021-09-21dist_spcsv11List of datasetsList of species614959a18d3d7_20210921_000806
1612021-09-19dist_sp_h3wfs23List of datasetsList of species614790aec5ba0_20210919_154356
1622021-09-17dist_spshapefile23List of datasetsList of species6145077bc15cd_20210917_172934
1632021-09-15whole_speciesgdb3List of datasetsList of species614232bda3a05_20210915_135553
1642021-09-14whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species6140664457ffe_20210914_050958
1652021-09-13whole_specieskml212List of datasetsList of species6137a3bfe6ce4_20210913_142538
1662021-09-13whole_specieskml1List of datasetsList of species613fa7994ddd5_20210913_170543
1672021-09-13whole_specieskml212List of datasetsList of species6137a3bfe6ce4_20210913_143940
1682021-09-13whole_specieskml13List of datasetsList of species613fa7994ddd5_20210913_161338
1692021-09-10whole_specieskml2List of datasetsList of species6137a3bfe6ce4_20210910_163844
1702021-09-09whole_specieskml47List of datasetsList of species6137a3bfe6ce4_20210909_173938
1712021-09-07dist_spshapefile11List of datasetsList of species61374eda69228_20210907_081427
1722021-09-03dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species6131f16a639b8_20210903_060148
1732021-09-03dist_spshapefile3List of datasetsList of species6131f16a639b8_20210903_060108
1742021-08-30whole_speciescsv13List of datasetsList of species612d61845fedc_20210830_190343
1752021-08-30dist_spkml24List of datasetsList of species612d6536a3f15_20210830_191615
1762021-08-29whole_specieskml3List of datasetsList of species612b8442035f2_20210829_090150
1772021-08-28whole_speciesgdb212List of datasetsList of species612a4c87b0872_20210828_105342
1782021-08-28dist_spshapefile18List of datasetsList of species612a485560e60_20210828_103854
1792021-08-28dist_spshapefile18List of datasetsList of species612a485560e60_20210828_104127
1802021-08-27pointscsv47List of datasetsList of species612902c68802e_20210827_112247
1812021-08-27pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species612904011e85d_20210827_112730
1822021-08-27pointscsv212List of datasetsList of species61290205146ad_20210827_111920
1832021-08-26whole_speciesgdb5List of datasetsList of species6127fc758141a_20210826_171449
1842021-08-26whole_speciesgdb12List of datasetsList of species6127fc758141a_20210826_171001
1852021-08-26whole_speciesgdb3List of datasetsList of species6127fc758141a_20210826_170452
1862021-08-25dist_taxakml331List of datasetsList of species6126a698b4008_20210825_162510
1872021-08-20whole_speciesgdb12List of datasetsList of species_20210820_102132
1882021-08-18dist_spkml42List of datasetsList of species611d252d41aff_20210818_113344
1892021-08-18dist_spkml42List of datasetsList of species611d252d41aff_20210818_113234
1902021-08-18dist_spkml42List of datasetsList of species611d252d41aff_20210818_113325
1912021-08-18dist_taxashapefile23List of datasetsList of species611cec16b0a0d_20210818_072705
1922021-08-18dist_taxashapefile23List of datasetsList of species611cec16b0a0d_20210818_072323
1932021-08-13whole_speciesgdb3List of datasetsList of species61168898d4541_20210813_120540
1942021-08-13whole_speciesgdb5List of datasetsList of species61168898d4541_20210813_121102
1952021-08-13whole_speciesgdb12List of datasetsList of species61168898d4541_20210813_120802
1962021-08-12dist_taxakml331List of datasetsList of species61151d37b6c5d_20210812_091056
1972021-08-11pointsshapefile366List of datasetsList of species6113ef9565ab7_20210811_121149
1982021-08-10whole_speciescsv12List of datasetsList of species6112741ae8349_20210810_091148
1992021-08-10whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species6112741ae8349_20210810_084828
2002021-08-10whole_speciesgdb12List of datasetsList of species6112741ae8349_20210810_090958
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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 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.