After an AIT analysis is complete, the images with animals will be placed in the "Tagging" area where additional attributes can be assigned to the observation record.

The advantage of Tagging, compared to simply editing each observation, is that attributes can be assigned to more than observation at once.  If all 100 images are of a female ground squirrel, you can assign those those two attributes in a short series of mouse clicks (steps outlined below).

General Workflow for Tagging Observations

To tag observation in AIT, follow these easy steps:

1.    Navigate to the project home page. Click “tagging”.

2.  You can sort the photos by camera location and change the number of photos per page.

3.  Select multiple photos with the sames attributes by clicking the check box on the left.

4.  Scroll to the top or bottom of the page.  Click "Modify observation attributes".

5.  Check the fields for the attributes to be applied to the photos.  Fields chosen may be project dependent.

Note:  The "Tagged" field moves images from the tagging area to the observations tab, and should be used for all projects and images (once tagging is complete).

6. Choose the attributes you want to tag, make the change in the fields which appear, and click "Apply".  This will set all images selected with the attributes you apply.


How to prevent double counting of animals

Camera operators often have a time interval between observations for when they will consider the image of the same animal a new observation.  It could be a day, it could be 20 minutes, and this will vary depending on the circumstances and context of the project and study.

To prevent double counting, we recommend picking a primary image with the most animals (from the set of images where double counting would occur) and for all others in the site, update the "Same as" field with the ID of the primary image.  This will associate all those images from the group with the primary image, and they will be displayed when the primary image is displayed.

The system will only count observations where the "Same as" field is zero.  If it is a non-zero number, it will not be counted when calculating summaries.