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
512021-11-26pointsshapefile219List of datasetsList of species61a0f7f5b914c_20211126_101449
522021-11-26pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species61a103fcc43ea_20211126_110148
532021-11-24dist_spkml80List of datasetsList of species619decaf2b2c5_20211124_024315
542021-11-22whole_speciesgdb3List of datasetsList of species619c149c27c30_20211122_172039
552021-11-21whole_speciesgdb11List of datasetsList of species619a430cad1b2_20211121_081407
562021-11-21whole_speciesgdb5List of datasetsList of species619a3aac7dde8_20211121_073455
572021-11-21whole_speciesgdb12List of datasetsList of species6199a3dd25363_20211120_204410
582021-11-19dist_spshapefile3List of datasetsList of species6197b661287f2_20211119_100506
592021-11-19pointsshapefile3List of datasetsList of species6197b661287f2_20211119_101507
602021-11-19whole_speciescsv3List of datasetsList of species6197b661287f2_20211119_095850
612021-11-19dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species6197db0b28d18_20211119_122921
622021-11-19dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species6197db0b28d18_20211119_121859
632021-11-19dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species6197db0b28d18_20211119_121902
642021-11-19dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species6197db0b28d18_20211119_122327
652021-11-19dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species6197db0b28d18_20211119_122348
662021-11-19dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species6197db0b28d18_20211119_122350
672021-11-17whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species61956dd061261_20211117_161124
682021-11-17whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species619542c3a6e2c_20211117_133347
692021-11-12whole_speciescsv12List of datasetsList of species618dd5ff5b079_20211112_010021
702021-11-10dist_spshapefile2List of datasetsList of species618c3df964b8a_20211110_164831
712021-11-09pointsshapefile12List of datasetsList of species618ad7fe91d1a_20211109_152922
722021-11-09pointsshapefile12List of datasetsList of species618ad7fe91d1a_20211109_152925
732021-11-08dist_spwms42List of datasetsList of species618971ee28910_20211108_135818
742021-11-08dist_spwms42List of datasetsList of species618971ee28910_20211108_135903
752021-11-08pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species618948811e531_20211108_111136
762021-11-08pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species618948811e531_20211108_110618
772021-11-08pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species618948811e531_20211108_110405
782021-11-07dist_spcsv63List of datasetsList of species6187e387a01c5_20211107_103630
792021-11-06dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species61872b65ac126_20211106_213429
802021-11-06dist_spkml11List of datasetsList of species61872b65ac126_20211106_213424
812021-11-06pointsshapefile2List of datasetsList of species61866483f254f_20211106_072705
822021-11-06pointsshapefile1List of datasetsList of species61866140b54a9_20211106_071027
832021-11-05dist_spkml13List of datasetsList of species618511ddab5a5_20211105_074108
842021-11-05whole_speciesgdb47List of datasetsList of species6184ee1a12399_20211105_050313
852021-11-05whole_speciesgdb13List of datasetsList of species6184ee1a12399_20211105_060347
862021-11-02whole_specieskml5List of datasetsList of species6180f0f5638f8_20211102_223650
872021-11-02whole_speciescsv5List of datasetsList of species6180f0f5638f8_20211102_222542
882021-11-01pointscsv212List of datasetsList of species61808657a3d1e_20211101_203805
892021-11-01pointscsv212List of datasetsList of species618089647109d_20211101_204317
902021-11-01whole_specieskml212List of datasetsList of species61808657a3d1e_20211101_203749
912021-10-26whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species61780b0b13e20_20211026_111147
922021-10-26whole_speciescsv47List of datasetsList of species61782331b0d84_20211026_115428
932021-10-25whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6176ba2a13cbd_20211025_101004
942021-10-25whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6176ba2a13cbd_20211025_101024
952021-10-25whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species6176ba2a13cbd_20211025_101044
962021-10-23whole_speciescsv12List of datasetsList of species61744046d0c14_20211023_130639
972021-10-22whole_speciesgdb12List of datasetsList of species617354bd5c599_20211022_203132
982021-10-22whole_speciesgdb3List of datasetsList of species617354bd5c599_20211022_202852
992021-10-22whole_speciesgdb5List of datasetsList of species617354bd5c599_20211022_203201
1002021-10-21dist_spshapefile13List of datasetsList of species61721d3d9cd5b_20211021_221413
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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.