Tagging of images with the names of animals appearing in them and generation of summary data can be performed by CamTrap Pro. CamTrap Pro can process data from multiple cameras individually.
Camera traps can collect huge numbers of images (and videos) in the course of wildlife studies, but these collections need to be analysed in order to present conclusions. The analysis process consists of identifying the species of animal present and sometimes the number of them. Most camera traps operate using passive infra-red sensors (similar to those used in burglar alarms) which trigger a recording when there is a change in infra-red radiation reaching the sensor, with an infra-red flash used at night. Changes may be caused by the presence of an animal, or by movement of the camera, vegetation or shadows, and these non-animal triggerings frequently predominate.
With data collection sizes often numbering tens of thousands of images, human capabilities are often limited by fatigue and lack of dedicated computer tools. CamTrap Pro provides support for visual inspection of multiple sequences of camera trap images as a slideshow which can be stopped at any point, and tags applied to the image from a preset list to indicate the species of animals present. Machine learning models can be applied to filter out images which do not show animals. Tagged data can also be imported from other programs (such as ExifPro). This data can then be summarised in text form for inclusion in a report. The video below shows the process of creating reports from multiple camera data sets.
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