discussion / AI for Conservation  / 22 February 2022

Automatically detect animals in camera trap images and filter out the empties

Hi, just wanted to let you know the existence of EcoAssist. It's a no-code interface which makes the use and installation of the MegaDetector model easy. It's free, open-source and available for windows, mac and linux and can (amongst others) filter out the empty images so you don’t have to wade through all of them. 

It can:

  • Use either MDv5a or MDv5b to tag animals, persons and vehicles in both images and video's
  • Filter out empty images, people, vehicles or animals
  • Review and edit annotations using the open-source annotation software labelImg
  • Create input file for further processing in Timelapse
  • Export .xml label files in Pascal VOC format for further model training
  • Manipulate data by drawing boxes or cropping detections
  • Use custom models trained from MDv5 using transfer learning

Thank you for the work I will try and will give you a feed back!!