NMFS Turtle Tracking
NOAA Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center (PIFSC)

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 20222021202020192018201720162015201420132012201120102009
Formats requested Types requested  
Gridded summary Type 1a (dist_taxa)263
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)958
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)2
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)259
All observations of species (whole_species)117
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)32
  • 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
2012021-04-14dist_spcsv15462List of datasetsList of species60779d19a0081_20210414_220800
2022021-04-14dist_spshapefile15462List of datasetsList of species60779d19a0081_20210414_220831
2032021-04-13whole_specieskml45110List of datasetsList of species60755d3d182c8_20210413_050004
2042021-04-12dist_taxakml15462List of datasetsList of species6074b98e77b63_20210412_172147
2052021-04-11dist_spcsv15462List of datasetsList of species60725527be4e3_20210411_115704
2062021-04-11dist_spkml15462List of datasetsList of species60725527be4e3_20210411_120053
2072021-04-11dist_spkml15462List of datasetsList of species60725527be4e3_20210411_120051
2082021-04-11dist_spkml15462List of datasetsList of species60725527be4e3_20210411_120054
2092021-04-11dist_spkml15462List of datasetsList of species60731d54a8b72_20210411_122110
2102021-04-10dist_spcsv14826List of datasetsList of species607248fbb596b_20210410_214212
2112021-04-10dist_spcsv15462List of datasetsList of species607248fbb596b_20210410_210251
2122021-04-08whole_specieskml45110List of datasetsList of species606f6b8bd87a6_20210408_165640
2132021-04-08dist_spcsv15462List of datasetsList of species606ebbce33745_20210408_041842
2142021-04-08whole_specieskml45110List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094447
2152021-04-08whole_specieskml45110List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_094015
2162021-04-08whole_specieskml45110List of datasetsList of species606f03b94a9f0_20210408_093957
2172021-04-08pointsshapefile45110List of datasetsList of species606f0d9aede9e_20210408_111350
2182021-04-08pointsshapefile45110List of datasetsList of species606f0d9aede9e_20210408_103513
2192021-04-08dist_spshapefile15462List of datasetsList of species606f0d9aede9e_20210408_105747
2202021-04-07dist_spkml15462List of datasetsList of species606d7210ee9b6_20210407_045023
2212021-04-07dist_spkml15462List of datasetsList of species606e254ce9d6a_20210407_173829
2222021-04-06dist_spkml15462List of datasetsList of species606c73996f193_20210406_104840
2232021-04-06dist_spkml15462List of datasetsList of species606c73996f193_20210406_104837
2242021-04-06whole_datasetkml45110List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204703
2252021-04-06whole_datasetkml45110List of datasetsList of species606cfecf3743a_20210406_204707
2262021-04-03dist_spkml15462List of datasetsList of species6068684710e76_20210403_090905
2272021-04-01dist_spkml15462List of datasetsList of species606546245b0d3_20210401_000950
2282021-03-31dist_spkml15462List of datasetsList of species606400036762d_20210331_042109
2292021-03-30dist_taxakml15462List of datasetsList of species60638923db247_20210330_163012
2302021-03-30dist_spshapefile15462List of datasetsList of species6063365a37427_20210330_105010
2312021-03-29dist_spcsv2292List of datasetsList of species6061f8aabba13_20210329_120402
2322021-03-29dist_spshapefile2292List of datasetsList of species6061f8aabba13_20210329_120407
2332021-03-29dist_spcsv4272List of datasetsList of species6061fb21c84fb_20210329_122023
2342021-03-26whole_datasetkml45110List of datasetsList of species605d2ce781161_20210326_150839
2352021-03-26dist_spshapefile15462List of datasetsList of species605d9e8ceb2fd_20210326_044849
2362021-03-24dist_taxakml27798List of datasetsList of species605ba47550175_20210324_180727
2372021-03-21dist_spshapefile15462List of datasetsList of species6057578060af2_20210321_105136
2382021-03-20whole_specieskml45110List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_201137
2392021-03-20whole_specieskml45110List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202307
2402021-03-20whole_specieskml45110List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_201410
2412021-03-20whole_specieskml45110List of datasetsList of species60568d3a980af_20210320_202850
2422021-03-19dist_taxakml15462List of datasetsList of species605498e0665e8_20210319_083009
2432021-03-18dist_taxakml15462List of datasetsList of species6053b2d48d14a_20210318_160843
2442021-03-18dist_spcsv15462List of datasetsList of species60537f0973086_20210318_122730
2452021-03-18dist_spcsv15462List of datasetsList of species60537f0973086_20210318_123243
2462021-03-16dist_spshapefile15462List of datasetsList of species6050afbc91975_20210316_100920
2472021-03-14dist_spshapefile14826List of datasetsList of species604e51ba6da0b_20210314_144547
2482021-03-13dist_spshapefile14826List of datasetsList of species604d373b1e54e_20210313_185923
2492021-03-12dist_spcsv15462List of datasetsList of species604b7f0492484_20210312_095016
2502021-03-10pointskml44090List of datasetsList of species60496d0769b9e_20210310_202327
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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.