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
2012021-08-09whole_speciesgdb5List of datasetsList of species611184ca2f757_20210809_162041
2022021-08-09dist_spshapefile8List of datasetsList of species611184ca2f757_20210809_155930
2032021-08-09dist_spshapefile3List of datasetsList of species611184ca2f757_20210809_154922
2042021-08-09whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species611184ca2f757_20210809_162210
2052021-08-09dist_spcsv8List of datasetsList of species611184ca2f757_20210809_160044
2062021-08-06whole_speciescsv12List of datasetsList of species610cba35e7288_20210806_005102
2072021-07-21pointskml4List of datasetsList of species60f7ad65829ba_20210721_012419
2082021-07-21dist_taxakml331List of datasetsList of species60f85ddccdb94_20210721_134847
2092021-07-19dist_spshapefile11List of datasetsList of species60f53c842877e_20210719_045604
2102021-07-19dist_spwfs11List of datasetsList of species60f53c842877e_20210719_045621
2112021-07-17dist_taxakml331List of datasetsList of species60f33c1987d1f_20210717_162346
2122021-07-17whole_speciescsv12List of datasetsList of species60f29fa13be25_20210717_052158
2132021-07-17whole_speciescsv12List of datasetsList of species60f29fa13be25_20210717_052210
2142021-07-15dist_spshapefile42List of datasetsList of species60f085c2598f5_20210715_150401
2152021-07-13whole_specieskml3List of datasetsList of species60ed10918297e_20210713_003749
2162021-07-13whole_speciesgdb3List of datasetsList of species60ed10918297e_20210713_002911
2172021-07-13whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species60ed10918297e_20210713_003049
2182021-07-13whole_specieskml3List of datasetsList of species60ed10918297e_20210713_004010
2192021-07-13dist_spcsv5List of datasetsList of species60edd93adf523_20210713_142241
2202021-07-05dist_spshapefile3List of datasetsList of species60e2aab2c3e8c_20210705_025022
2212021-07-03dist_spcsv11List of datasetsList of species60e0c2b391bed_20210703_161046
2222021-06-30dist_spcsv27List of datasetsList of species60dcc39ec5801_20210630_152757
2232021-06-28whole_speciesgdb12List of datasetsList of species60da33cc77e8e_20210628_165330
2242021-06-27dist_spcsv11List of datasetsList of species60d80e954cd7f_20210627_013928
2252021-06-26dist_spcsv11List of datasetsList of species60d63d5fa64fb_20210626_173431
2262021-06-26dist_spcsv11List of datasetsList of species60d63d5fa64fb_20210626_171136
2272021-06-25dist_spcsv5List of datasetsList of species60d60fdaea93c_20210625_151652
2282021-06-25dist_spkml5List of datasetsList of species60d60fdaea93c_20210625_151707
2292021-06-25dist_spcsv11List of datasetsList of species60d6a43fd7547_20210625_235442
2302021-06-25dist_spcsv11List of datasetsList of species60d65e2ea0fe8_20210625_190339
2312021-06-24dist_spshapefile5List of datasetsList of species60d47d9e297e3_20210624_092430
2322021-06-23dist_spcsv5List of datasetsList of species60d37ed1d7193_20210623_144106
2332021-06-23dist_spshapefile5List of datasetsList of species60d37ed1d7193_20210623_144024
2342021-06-17dist_taxakml331List of datasetsList of species60cbbff6c9af8_20210617_180023
2352021-06-17dist_taxakml331List of datasetsList of species60cbbff6c9af8_20210617_180024
2362021-06-16whole_specieskml583List of datasetsList of species60ca59d1308c7_20210616_162057
2372021-06-15dist_spkml1List of datasetsList of species60c8bc200d082_20210615_171605
2382021-06-13whole_specieskml583List of datasetsList of species60c62b42a2d82_20210613_131818
2392021-06-11dist_spcsv4List of datasetsList of species60c34e2cd1d46_20210611_075835
2402021-06-11dist_spwfs4List of datasetsList of species60c34e2cd1d46_20210611_075919
2412021-06-06whole_datasetkml583List of datasetsList of species60bc34040f853_20210606_000231
2422021-06-06whole_datasetkml583List of datasetsList of species60bc34040f853_20210606_000859
2432021-06-05whole_datasetkml583List of datasetsList of species60bc34040f853_20210605_235413
2442021-06-02dist_spcsv4List of datasetsList of species60b822a440fc2_20210602_203227
2452021-06-02dist_spshapefile4List of datasetsList of species60b7af6e75d7c_20210602_122108
2462021-05-25dist_spcsv331List of datasetsList of species60ad66cd15540_20210525_171609
2472021-05-25whole_specieskml583List of datasetsList of species60ad18d58f19b_20210525_113944
2482021-05-25dist_spshapefile331List of datasetsList of species60ad66cd15540_20210525_171145
2492021-05-25whole_specieskml583List of datasetsList of species60ad1d27803e7_20210525_115523
2502021-05-25whole_specieskml583List of datasetsList of species60ad1eeb98d7e_20210525_120201
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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.