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)34
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)210
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)3
diversity indexes (diversity)10
Observations based on criteria (points)67
All observations of species (whole_species)206
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
1512022-02-17dist_spwms5List of datasetsList of species620e8c1ca3b74_20220217_130257
1522022-02-17dist_spkml13List of datasetsList of species620d8bbf526bd_20220217_193232
1532022-02-17dist_spkml13List of datasetsList of species620d8bbf526bd_20220217_193236
1542022-02-10dist_spshapefile11List of datasetsList of species620553ff03469_20220210_130918
1552022-02-05dist_spkml23List of datasetsList of species61fe7bd3e31ce_20220205_083012
1562022-02-03whole_specieskml3List of datasetsList of species61fc7e6494324_20220203_202428
1572022-02-02dist_spcsv60List of datasetsList of species61faf27a5c32c_20220202_161846
1582022-02-02dist_spshapefile60List of datasetsList of species61faf27a5c32c_20220202_161827
1592022-02-02pointscsv20List of datasetsList of species61fb0817c5c88_20220202_175138
1602022-02-02pointsshapefile20List of datasetsList of species61fb0817c5c88_20220202_175754
1612022-01-29dist_spcsv3List of datasetsList of species61f59194943bb_20220129_141621
1622022-01-29dist_spkml3List of datasetsList of species61f59194943bb_20220129_142022
1632022-01-29whole_speciescsv4List of datasetsList of species61f59a50c388b_20220129_145624
1642022-01-25whole_speciesgdb12List of datasetsList of species61efbb7f242db_20220125_040135
1652022-01-25whole_speciesgdb47List of datasetsList of species61f03957e69d1_20220125_133705
1662022-01-25whole_speciescsv47List of datasetsList of species61f03957e69d1_20220125_133644
1672022-01-24whole_speciescsv13List of datasetsList of species61ee7bddbd75d_20220124_052154
1682022-01-22whole_speciescsv212List of datasetsList of species61e9dc2339929_20220122_060218
1692022-01-22whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species61ec1655422d5_20220122_094153
1702022-01-22whole_speciesgdb5List of datasetsList of species61ec1655422d5_20220122_094140
1712022-01-21whole_specieswms47List of datasetsList of species61ea0e4925583_20220120_204311
1722022-01-21whole_specieswms47List of datasetsList of species61ea0e4925583_20220120_204209
1732022-01-19dist_spkml88List of datasetsList of species61e89c0001522_20220119_185830
1742022-01-19dist_spkml88List of datasetsList of species61e89c0001522_20220119_185834
1752022-01-19dist_spkml88List of datasetsList of species61e89c0001522_20220119_185831
1762022-01-19dist_spkml88List of datasetsList of species61e89c0001522_20220119_185832
1772022-01-19whole_specieskml3List of datasetsList of species61e7948fccebe_20220118_234041
1782022-01-14whole_speciescsv12List of datasetsList of species61e1b511227c8_20220114_133431
1792022-01-14whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species61e1b511227c8_20220114_133328
1802022-01-14whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species61e1b511227c8_20220114_132841
1812022-01-12dist_spcsv331List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081818
1822022-01-12dist_spwfs331List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081959
1832022-01-12dist_spshapefile331List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_081925
1842022-01-12dist_spwms331List of datasetsList of species61ded4734913b_20220112_082024
1852022-01-11dist_spshapefile331List of datasetsList of species61dd535514d4b_20220111_050512
1862022-01-05pointsshapefile13List of datasetsList of species61d51161cd403_20220104_225110
1872022-01-03whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species61d34445645c2_20220103_141822
1882022-01-03whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species61d34445645c2_20220103_140315
1892021-12-30dist_spkml24List of datasetsList of species61cdbfd0684d4_20211230_092004
1902021-12-30dist_spkml24List of datasetsList of species61cdbfd0684d4_20211230_092007
1912021-12-28dist_spkml13List of datasetsList of species61cb86b527ac1_20211228_165226
1922021-12-28whole_speciescsv13List of datasetsList of species61caf2a93f187_20211228_062336
1932021-12-22whole_speciescsv12List of datasetsList of species61c2c4433a633_20211222_012742
1942021-12-22whole_speciesgdb12List of datasetsList of species61c2c4433a633_20211222_012800
1952021-12-20whole_speciescsv12List of datasetsList of species61c0192b92b38_20211220_005403
1962021-12-13dist_spcsv23List of datasetsList of species61b7162b16f73_20211213_045854
1972021-12-13dist_spcsv23List of datasetsList of species61b7162b16f73_20211213_044630
1982021-12-13whole_speciesgdb2List of datasetsList of species61b7292613120_20211213_180351
1992021-12-12whole_speciesgdb212List of datasetsList of species61b6223021718_20211212_112640
2002021-12-11whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species61b3d42094065_20211210_190955
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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.