Example dataset

The example dataset is derived from an existing camera trap study and aims to illustrate the Camtrap DP format. Since it is included and versioned with Camtrap DP, it can be used as a valid test dataset for each version.


The dataset is derived from a camera trap study designed to detect invasive muskrat and coypu populations in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. The study was led by Emma Cartuyvels and coordinated by the Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). Data were managed and annotated at event-level in Agouti.eu. The full dataset is published to the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF). The example dataset contains four deployments of the original dataset (all located in Belgium) and was expanded to include media-based observations in addition to event-based ones. Media files are hosted remotely from multimedia.agouti.eu, except for one event (7245a2aa) for which the media files are included in the dataset.


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Use cases

The selected deployments covers a wide range of use cases:


Desmet P, Neukermans A, Van der beeck D, Cartuyvels E (2022). Sample from: MICA - Muskrat and coypu camera trap observations in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany. Version 1.0. Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). Dataset. https://camtrap-dp.tdwg.org/example/