Before using data from Wildlife Insights in an analysis or for any other purpose, please read through the Data Download guide to learn more about the data provided.
What data is available for download from Wildlife Insights?
Every download from Wildlife Insights will include:
Note: Wildlife Insights places certain restrictions on data to protect sensitive or private information, which includes locations of sensitive species, images of humans, and embargoed projects. Continue reading to learn more about how these data are protected by Wildlife Insights.
All users contributing data to Wildlife Insights retain ownership of their data and are responsible for reviewing and editing computer vision identifications in their projects. While Wildlife Insights provides tools for users to process and edit data as needed, Wildlife Insights cannot guarantee the accuracy of identifications available to the public.
How do I know if the identifications in my download are correct?
Every download package from Wildlife Insights includes a record of the most recent identification associated with an image. The record will detail the identification (class, order, family, genus and species), individual animal details (age, sex), and the name of the most recent identifier, along with other metadata.
In many cases, the most recent identifier will be the name of a user associated with that project. This means that the image has been reviewed and/or edited by that user. This information can be found in the images.csv file in the column titled identified_by. In the example below, the reviewer’s name is Nicole Flores.
In other cases, the most recent identifier in the identified_by column is Computer Vision. This means that the image has been uploaded, has passed through the computer vision model, but has not been reviewed by a user. In the example above, you can see the Computer Vision model has predicted there is one image of a Margay and one image of a Human. These identifications have not been confirmed by a user.
You can assess the accuracy of the computer vision results by referencing the column titled cv_confidence. Read more about interpreting computer vision results on our About AI page.