This item has been moved to mature support. Please see What's new for more information.


Wildlife Photo Survey is a configuration of ArcGIS combined with a JavaScript application that can be used by Fish and Wildlife organizations to publish photo collections and conduct surveys to collect valuable information from photos taken in the wild.

Wildlife Photo Survey can leverage photos gathered from camera traps in the wild. It combines photos with a series of questions in the form of an online survey and associates the answers to the locations where the photos were taken.

The simple to use application will enable Fish and Wildlife staff, and optionally volunteer naturalists or the general public, to review captured images to quickly gather information about the distribution and behavior of wild animals in their natural habitat.


Wildlife Photo Survey requires specific software.

Requirement Description
Map authoring
  • ArcGIS for Desktop (Advanced)
    • ArcMap 10.3 - 10.5, or
    • ArcGIS Pro 1.3 - 1.4
GIS service hosting
  • ArcGIS Online, or
  • ArcGIS for Server 10.3 - 10.4 (Standard or Advanced)
    • ArcGIS Data Store, or
    • Enterprise or workgroup geodatabase
  • ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5 (Standard or Advanced)
Application hosting
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 or higher
Browser compatibility

The application is optimized for display on desktop computer, tablet, and smartphone devices using the following browsers:

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10, 11
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Google Chrome
  • Apple Safari

What you get

When you download Wildlife Photo Survey, you'll find the following files:

Directory Item Description
Application PhotoSurvey A folder containing the Wildlife Photo Survey application files.
SurveyConfigurations A folder containing sample property survey questions.
PhotoSurvey.tbx A toolbox with a tool used to import photo collections and publish property surveys.

What's new

Below are the release dates and notes for Wildlife Photo Survey.

Date Description
December 2017
  • This solution has been moved to mature support and replaced with a new Photo Survey application.
June 2016
  • First release of Wildlife Photo Survey

Get started with Wildlife Photo Survey

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