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)272
Gridded summary Type 1b (dist_taxa_h3)0
Gridded summary Type 2a (dist_sp)1068
Gridded summary Type 2b (dist_sp_h3)3
diversity indexes (diversity)0
Observations based on criteria (points)275
All observations of species (whole_species)177
All observations in dataset (whole_dataset)36
  • 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
6512020-07-09dist_spkml15462List of datasetsList of species5f073362d170e_20200709_124822
6522020-07-03dist_spshapefile15462List of datasetsList of species5eff5b5327263_20200703_124121
6532020-07-02dist_spshapefile15462List of datasetsList of species5efe3bd77c07b_20200702_155727
6542020-06-29pointswfs44090List of datasetsList of species5efa4b5800018_20200629_180201
6552020-06-29pointsshapefile44090List of datasetsList of species5efa4b5800018_20200629_174809
6562020-06-29pointscsv44090List of datasetsList of species5efa4b5800018_20200629_175028
6572020-06-25pointsshapefile44090List of datasetsList of species5ef4f64e55a66_20200625_153047
6582020-06-25pointsshapefile44090List of datasetsList of species5ef4f64e55a66_20200625_155757
6592020-06-24dist_spkml15462List of datasetsList of species5ef37970b5639_20200624_120837
6602020-06-23dist_spkml15462List of datasetsList of species5ef2800515f2f_20200623_182556
6612020-06-19dist_spkml15462List of datasetsList of species5eed0e89754ae_20200619_151427
6622020-06-19dist_spkml15462List of datasetsList of species5eed0e89754ae_20200619_151430
6632020-06-17dist_spcsv391List of datasetsList of species5ee995180fed5_20200617_003242
6642020-06-17dist_taxacsv662List of datasetsList of species5ee995180fed5_20200617_003055
6652020-06-09dist_spkml15462List of datasetsList of species5edfbd9d0f823_20200609_125018
6662020-06-09dist_spkml15462List of datasetsList of species5edfbe2e5852e_20200609_125251
6672020-06-09dist_spkml15462List of datasetsList of species5edf3a8ca4d72_20200609_033204
6682020-06-09dist_spkml15462List of datasetsList of species5edf3a8ca4d72_20200609_033207
6692020-06-09pointscsv44090List of datasetsList of species5edfe687ebab3_20200609_154525
6702020-06-04dist_spkml15462List of datasetsList of species5ed918cc13c92_20200604_115616
6712020-06-02dist_spkml14826List of datasetsList of species5ed66f8b0ea1d_20200602_114651
6722020-05-29dist_spkml15462List of datasetsList of species5ed0e2504edf4_20200529_063109
6732020-05-29dist_spkml15462List of datasetsList of species5ed0e2504edf4_20200529_063112
6742020-05-29dist_spkml15462List of datasetsList of species5ed0e2504edf4_20200529_063111
6752020-05-29dist_spkml15462List of datasetsList of species5ed0e2504edf4_20200529_063113
6762020-05-28pointsshapefile44090List of datasetsList of species5ecff8e6524a7_20200528_143645
6772020-05-28pointsshapefile44090List of datasetsList of species5ed00db8a8654_20200528_152853
6782020-05-28pointsshapefile44090List of datasetsList of species5ed00db8a8654_20200528_152848
6792020-05-28pointsshapefile44090List of datasetsList of species5ecff8e6524a7_20200528_135033
6802020-05-28pointsshapefile44090List of datasetsList of species5ed00db8a8654_20200528_152604
6812020-05-28pointsshapefile45110List of datasetsList of species5ecff95a1069e_20200528_161059
6822020-05-27dist_spkml15462List of datasetsList of species5ebcb91c29bd6_20200527_075941
6832020-05-27dist_spshapefile15462List of datasetsList of species5ece23d962ea0_20200527_042949
6842020-05-26dist_spkml15462List of datasetsList of species5ecd307f6bffa_20200526_111414
6852020-05-26dist_taxakml15462List of datasetsList of species5ecd2a455d6ed_20200526_104101
6862020-05-26dist_spkml15462List of datasetsList of species5ecd307f6bffa_20200526_111354
6872020-05-24dist_taxashapefile14630List of datasetsList of species5ecadb21a370c_20200524_164546
6882020-05-22pointscsv45110List of datasetsList of species5ec83be689e53_20200522_170552
6892020-05-14dist_spshapefile15462List of datasetsList of species5ebcb52d33aad_20200513_234248
6902020-05-12dist_spkml14826List of datasetsList of species5ebae6c149d29_20200512_141124
6912020-05-05dist_spkml15462List of datasetsList of species5eb11a6deab30_20200505_035004
6922020-05-04pointskml1020List of datasetsList of species5eb008b94fc9f_20200504_082405
6932020-05-04pointskml1020List of datasetsList of species5eb01e0dcc3cf_20200504_095635
6942020-05-04pointskml1020List of datasetsList of species5eb01e0dcc3cf_20200504_095311
6952020-05-04pointskml1020List of datasetsList of species5eb008b94fc9f_20200504_082825
6962020-05-04pointskml1020List of datasetsList of species5eb008b94fc9f_20200504_082629
6972020-04-29pointscsv45110List of datasetsList of species5ea9d3844d0c7_20200429_164915
6982020-04-28dist_spkml15462List of datasetsList of species5ea838a0d3ad7_20200428_101031
6992020-04-27dist_spkml15462List of datasetsList of species5ea69e2a56ef9_20200427_055016
7002020-04-25pointsshapefile45110List of datasetsList of species5ea499a9c13d0_20200425_161703
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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.