Visual sightings from Song of the Whale 1993-2013
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Song of the Whale Team

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 20212020201920182017201620152014
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)241
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)3
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)1316
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)15
diversity indexes (diversity)10
Observations based on criteria (points)1864
All observations of species (whole_species)512
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)26
  • 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

Prev 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28  29  30  31  32  33  34  35  36  37  38  39  40  41  42  43  44  45  46  47  48  49  50  51  52  53  54  55  56  57  58  59  60  61  62  63  64  65  66  67  68  69  70  71  72  73  74  75  76  77  78  79  80  Next
No.Date requestedTypes requestedFormat#recordsAlong with...Species includedRequest ID
12021-12-07pointsshapefile388List of datasetsList of species61af1a7427556_20211207_050722
22021-12-07pointscsv388List of datasetsList of species61af1a7427556_20211207_050920
32021-12-07whole_speciescsv74List of datasetsList of species61af7e5ec7377_20211207_103331
42021-12-06dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species61ae253cc2ed5_20211206_100536
52021-12-06dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species61ae253cc2ed5_20211206_100539
62021-12-06dist_spshapefile1List of datasetsList of species61ae253cc2ed5_20211206_101620
72021-12-06dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species61ae253cc2ed5_20211206_111915
82021-12-06dist_spcsv1List of datasetsList of species61ae253cc2ed5_20211206_100712
92021-12-06whole_speciescsv90List of datasetsList of species61ae950e55e37_20211206_175813
102021-12-03pointsshapefile117List of datasetsList of species61aa8fc45669c_20211203_165908
112021-12-02dist_spcsv90List of datasetsList of species61a8d7b100b00_20211202_093557
122021-12-02pointsshapefile351List of datasetsList of species61a9019f7069e_20211202_124424
132021-12-02dist_spshapefile210List of datasetsList of species61a9019f7069e_20211202_122840
142021-12-02dist_spshapefile210List of datasetsList of species61a9019f7069e_20211202_124102
152021-12-01pointskml1050List of datasetsList of species61a792cf7dc5e_20211201_144911
162021-11-30whole_speciesshapefile351List of datasetsList of species61a5f290a5325_20211130_054751
172021-11-30pointsshapefile15List of datasetsList of species61a5f290a5325_20211130_051839
182021-11-30pointsshapefile191List of datasetsList of species61a601cc0b7bc_20211130_060902
192021-11-30pointscsv191List of datasetsList of species61a601cc0b7bc_20211130_060849
202021-11-30pointsshapefile12List of datasetsList of species61a5f290a5325_20211130_054813
212021-11-30pointsshapefile179List of datasetsList of species61a5f290a5325_20211130_052237
222021-11-30pointsshapefile164List of datasetsList of species61a5f290a5325_20211130_052434
232021-11-30pointsshapefile351List of datasetsList of species61a66362e5888_20211130_125437
242021-11-30dist_spshapefile210List of datasetsList of species61a65f2921cac_20211130_123234
252021-11-30dist_sp_h3shapefile137List of datasetsList of species61a66362e5888_20211130_125028
262021-11-30dist_spcsv168List of datasetsList of species61a57645b40c2_20211129_200516
272021-11-30whole_speciescsv351List of datasetsList of species61a59ac1be26d_20211129_223415
282021-11-29dist_spcsv15List of datasetsList of species61a5035ea21c0_20211129_120445
292021-11-29dist_spshapefile15List of datasetsList of species61a5035ea21c0_20211129_120322
302021-11-29dist_spshapefile320List of datasetsList of species61a4f546770a9_20211129_105028
312021-11-29pointsshapefile15List of datasetsList of species61a5035ea21c0_20211129_121342
322021-11-29dist_spshapefile15List of datasetsList of species61a5035ea21c0_20211129_114730
332021-11-27whole_speciescsv74List of datasetsList of species61a16f419990d_20211126_214540
342021-11-26pointsshapefile1219List of datasetsList of species61a0f7f5b914c_20211126_101449
352021-11-25dist_spkml26List of datasetsList of species619f636a85af9_20211125_052131
362021-11-25dist_taxakml38List of datasetsList of species619f423aa8d5e_20211125_030036
372021-11-25dist_spkml26List of datasetsList of species619f636a85af9_20211125_052251
382021-11-25dist_spkml26List of datasetsList of species619f636a85af9_20211125_052153
392021-11-24whole_speciescsv1List of datasetsList of species619eb8ccdf29b_20211124_171255
402021-11-24dist_spkml1859List of datasetsList of species619decaf2b2c5_20211124_024315
412021-11-22whole_speciesgdb53List of datasetsList of species619c149c27c30_20211122_172039
422021-11-22whole_speciescsv44List of datasetsList of species619bcbf5c13f9_20211122_120050
432021-11-21whole_speciesgdb6List of datasetsList of species619a3aac7dde8_20211121_073455
442021-11-21whole_speciesgdb1List of datasetsList of species6199a3dd25363_20211120_204410
452021-11-19dist_spcsv13List of datasetsList of species6197327e039aa_20211119_003413
462021-11-19dist_spcsv17List of datasetsList of species6197327e039aa_20211119_003349
472021-11-19dist_spcsv13List of datasetsList of species6197327e039aa_20211119_003427
482021-11-19whole_speciescsv53List of datasetsList of species6197b661287f2_20211119_095850
492021-11-19pointsshapefile53List of datasetsList of species6197b661287f2_20211119_101507
502021-11-19dist_spshapefile46List of datasetsList of species6197b661287f2_20211119_100506
List of datasets


  • 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.