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
5012021-03-08dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species60469efaa0fac_20210308_170618
5022021-03-08whole_specieskml583List of datasetsList of species60468bbd8970f_20210308_154512
5032021-03-04whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species60411f647c0a5_20210304_125750
5042021-03-04whole_datasetcsv583List of datasetsList of species60414cce80fef_20210304_161214
5052021-02-28whole_specieskml583List of datasetsList of species603be1ae41441_20210228_134104
5062021-02-26whole_datasetkml583List of datasetsList of species6039b58e961d7_20210226_222050
5072021-02-25whole_datasetkml583List of datasetsList of species603773550866e_20210225_052345
5082021-02-25whole_datasetkml583List of datasetsList of species603773550866e_20210225_050943
5092021-02-21pointscsv10List of datasetsList of species6032da050c30f_20210221_171322
5102021-02-21pointscsv10List of datasetsList of species6032da050c30f_20210221_172850
5112021-02-18whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species602f19a4906d6_20210218_205950
5122021-02-18pointscsv1List of datasetsList of species602f218e13663_20210218_213324
5132021-02-16whole_datasetkml583List of datasetsList of species602c3cfe4b166_20210216_165342
5142021-02-15pointscsv13List of datasetsList of species602a6227e5616_20210215_070236
5152021-02-15dist_spcsv11List of datasetsList of species602a6227e5616_20210215_070129
5162021-02-12pointscsv212List of datasetsList of species6026144998e82_20210212_004651
5172021-02-12dist_spshapefile42List of datasetsList of species6026144998e82_20210212_004413
5182021-02-12dist_spcsv42List of datasetsList of species6026144998e82_20210212_004408
5192021-02-09whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6022c635b6875_20210209_122836
5202021-02-09whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6022e867a03a9_20210209_145503
5212021-02-09whole_speciescsv4List of datasetsList of species6022e7313c2f9_20210209_145328
5222021-02-09whole_speciescsv4List of datasetsList of species6022d84416edf_20210209_134541
5232021-02-09whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6022c9d09aed6_20210209_124419
5242021-02-09whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6022c90a21475_20210209_124054
5252021-02-09whole_speciescsv13List of datasetsList of species6022c7ded418c_20210209_123539
5262021-02-09whole_speciescsv10List of datasetsList of species6022c854c268f_20210209_123746
5272021-02-09whole_speciescsv16List of datasetsList of species6022c30665502_20210209_121506
5282021-02-09whole_speciescsv212List of datasetsList of species6022c5cf3e0f2_20210209_122711
5292021-02-08dist_spcsv131List of datasetsList of species6021ce8871c62_20210208_190143
5302021-02-07dist_spshapefile3List of datasetsList of species601fc289a4264_20210207_054244
5312021-01-04dist_taxakml331List of datasetsList of species5ff30e43489d9_20210104_082653
5322021-01-04dist_taxakml331List of datasetsList of species5ff30e43489d9_20210104_082655
5332020-12-31dist_taxakml331List of datasetsList of species5fee86ec25d4b_20201231_212051
5342020-12-16dist_taxakml331List of datasetsList of species5fd9ba2943ac6_20201216_024143
5352020-10-15dist_taxakml331List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172627
5362020-10-15dist_taxakml331List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172625
5372020-10-15dist_taxakml331List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172622
5382020-10-15dist_taxakml331List of datasetsList of species5f88be321c6f5_20201015_172626
5392020-07-23dist_taxakml368List 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.