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
With a Wildlife Insights account, you have full access to all of our tools and features for managing and sharing camera trap data. Follow these simple steps to start an account and begin sharing your camera trap data with Wildlife Insights!.
While Wildlife Insights is in beta, new accounts must be approved by a Wildlife Insights administrator before they’re activated and recognized. During beta, members of our Trusted Tester program will have their accounts approved. Once an account is approved, you can log in by visiting wildlifeinsights.org and clicking the “Account” button in the top right hand corner.
Keep reading to learn more about how you can begin uploading, managing and sharing your camera trap data with Wildlife Insights! Even without an account, you can explore 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