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)202
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)3
diversity indexes (diversity)10
Observations based on criteria (points)67
All observations of species (whole_species)205
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
4512021-04-12dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species6074fb2dd5f30_20210412_220604
4522021-04-12dist_spcsv13List of datasetsList of species6074fb2dd5f30_20210412_220739
4532021-04-09dist_spcsv131List of datasetsList of species606ff0f550a5d_20210409_022300
4542021-04-08whole_specieskml583List of datasetsList of species606f6b8bd87a6_20210408_165640
4552021-04-08dist_spcsv18List of datasetsList of species606ebbce33745_20210408_041842
4562021-04-08whole_specieskml583List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_093957
4572021-04-08whole_specieskml583List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094447
4582021-04-08whole_specieskml583List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094015
4592021-04-06whole_datasetkml583List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204703
4602021-04-06whole_datasetkml583List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204707
4612021-03-30whole_datasetkml2List of datasetsList of species60638b05c4031_20210330_163650
4622021-03-30whole_datasetkml34List of datasetsList of species60638d6695fa8_20210330_164400
4632021-03-30dist_taxakml331List of datasetsList of species60638923db247_20210330_163012
4642021-03-28dist_spshapefile11List of datasetsList of species60600571c4f57_20210328_003956
4652021-03-26whole_datasetkml583List of datasetsList of species605d2ce781161_20210326_150839
4662021-03-26dist_spshapefile18List of datasetsList of species605d9e8ceb2fd_20210326_044849
4672021-03-25dist_spkml58List of datasetsList of species605d158cef12f_20210325_190418
4682021-03-25whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species605d139136433_20210325_185425
4692021-03-24whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species605ba42d10d39_20210324_164601
4702021-03-24dist_spkml42List of datasetsList of species6059a9a8d4b26_20210324_033834
4712021-03-24dist_taxakml368List of datasetsList of species605ba47550175_20210324_180727
4722021-03-20whole_specieskml583List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202850
4732021-03-20whole_specieskml583List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_201137
4742021-03-20whole_specieskml583List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202307
4752021-03-20whole_specieskml583List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_201410
4762021-03-19dist_taxakml331List of datasetsList of species605498e0665e8_20210319_083009
4772021-03-18dist_taxakml331List of datasetsList of species6053b2d48d14a_20210318_160843
4782021-03-18dist_spcsv23List of datasetsList of species60537f0973086_20210318_122730
4792021-03-18dist_spcsv23List of datasetsList of species60537f0973086_20210318_123243
4802021-03-17dist_spshapefile42List of datasetsList of species6051c036e9b14_20210317_045928
4812021-03-15dist_spshapefile131List of datasetsList of species604f661580d3b_20210315_095405
4822021-03-15dist_spcsv131List of datasetsList of species604f661580d3b_20210315_095404
4832021-03-13dist_spwms5List of datasetsList of species604cb24f15032_20210313_074514
4842021-03-13dist_spkml5List of datasetsList of species604cb24f15032_20210313_074555
4852021-03-13dist_spshapefile5List of datasetsList of species604cadda9807a_20210313_072421
4862021-03-13dist_spshapefile5List of datasetsList of species604cb24f15032_20210313_074310
4872021-03-13pointscsv339List of datasetsList of species604ca9e56bd50_20210313_071025
4882021-03-11diversitywms2List of datasetsList of species604ab9b6df1ea_20210311_195725
4892021-03-11diversityshapefile2List of datasetsList of species604ab9b6df1ea_20210311_195814
4902021-03-11diversitykml2List of datasetsList of species604ab9b6df1ea_20210311_195756
4912021-03-11diversityshapefile2List of datasetsList of species604ab9b6df1ea_20210311_195906
4922021-03-11diversitywms2List of datasetsList of species604ab9b6df1ea_20210311_200031
4932021-03-11diversitywms2List of datasetsList of species604ab9b6df1ea_20210311_210418
4942021-03-11diversityshapefile2List of datasetsList of species604ab9b6df1ea_20210311_210719
4952021-03-11diversitykml2List of datasetsList of species604ab9b6df1ea_20210311_195754
4962021-03-10pointskml3List of datasetsList of species60496d0769b9e_20210310_200845
4972021-03-10pointskml3List of datasetsList of species60496d0769b9e_20210310_202327
4982021-03-09dist_spcsv4List of datasetsList of species60478b7d2c532_20210309_095530
4992021-03-09dist_spcsv11List of datasetsList of species6047b6291ca20_20210309_212742
5002021-03-08whole_specieskml583List of datasetsList of species604676c3f1fed_20210308_163737
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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.