Getting Started with Wildlife Insights
Wildlife Insights is an artificial intelligence-powered, cloud-based platform for managing, analyzing and sharing camera trap data. The platform is full of features and tools to help you quickly process images and derive meaningful insights. If you’re just getting started, here’s a quick overview of some of the most important things for you to know.
1. Create an Account
If you'd like to access all of the tools for managing and sharing camera trap data in Wildlife Insights, follow these simple steps to sign up for an account:
Once your account is approved, you're all set to go! Keep reading to learn more about how you can begin uploading, managing and sharing your camera trap data with Wildlife Insights.
If you don't collect camera trap data but are interested in downloading and exploring public data, you can create an account and immediately begin exploring data in Wildlife Insights.
2. Learn Wildlife Insights Terms
One of the advantages of using Wildlife Insights is that you’ll be helping to build one of the largest collections of camera trap data in the world! A key consideration in building this database is ensuring that all of the data submitted to Wildlife Insights is standardized. Since Wildlife Insights terminology may differ from what you’re used to using, we recommend taking a few moments to review key terms used in Wildlife Insights:
Visit the Wildlife Insights glossary for additional definitions.
3. Structure your projects
Each user in Wildlife Insights is associated with at least one organization and can belong to multiple organizations, projects and initiatives. You may be an individual with a few cameras set out on your own property or a data manager at an organization with offices around the world. In any event, thinking through how your data will be managed and shared can help inform how you set up your workspace in Wildlife Insights. We’ll give a few examples of how an organization and projects could be set up:
4. Upload Data
Once you’ve set up your workspace, you’re ready to start uploading data to Wildlife Insights! There are a few ways to bring your data into the platform.
You may have a collection of images that has not yet been reviewed or catalogued. These images can be uploaded directly into the Wildlife Insights platform, where the AI model will take a first pass at predicting what is in the image. Click on the links below to learn more about the upload process:
If you have used other software to manage your camera trap data in the past, you can save all your hard work and upload data through:
5. Collaborate and Share
Wildlife Insights is fostering a culture of data sharing to encourage data-driven decision making. That’s why we've built features that make it easy to share and collaborate with others.
Continue learning how to Upload Data