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


Wildlife Photo Survey can be used to publish photos collected from camera traps and conduct surveys that may identify animals in their natural habitat.

Wildlife Photo Survey leverages location-enabled photos produced by many commercially available camera traps used in the wild and simplifies data processing so photo collections can be gathered on a regular basis. It combines photos with a series of questions and enables fish and wildlife staff, or the general public, to review captured images and 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 10.4 or
    • ArcGIS Pro 2.5 and later
GIS service hosting
  • ArcGIS Online, or
  • ArcGIS for Server 10.4 (Standard or Advanced)
    • ArcGIS Data Store, or
    • Enterprise or workgroup geodatabase
  • ArcGIS Enterprise 10.5 - 10.8.1 (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
March 2023
  • Wildlife Photo Survey has moved to mature support.
June 2019
  • Minor code update to utilize the new Custom Vision API used to calculate blight probability.
January 2019
  • A resolution to an issue where the Photo Survey application would not advance to the next survey.
  • A series of minor fixes to the geoprocessing tools.
December 2017
  • Photo Survey questions are now created and stored in a survey question table.
  • An enhancement to the Photo Survey application to allow for conditional questions.
  • Added support for webmap layers with filtered content.
June 2016
  • First release of Wildlife Photo Survey

Get started with Wildlife Photo Survey