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MOOC NCP101 Additional Assessment - Error Using "Habitat Area Summaries"

tobiFtobiF Member

I tried to do the Additonal Assessment abut Belize in Module 3. I downloaded the data and the NatCap Marine helper tools. Once opened ArcGIS 10.5, I opened the tool "Habitat Area Summaries" and filled out the interface. But there is always the same error occuring: 

Executing: HabitatAreaSummaries "D:\Uni\MOOC\An Introduction to the Natural Capital Approach\Assessments\Belize" cur bz_coastalPlanRegions_9 NAME h2_mangrove_Risk h1_corals_Risk h3_seagrass_Risk
Start Time: Thu Aug 16 17:50:17 2018
Running script HabitatAreaSummaries...

Checking and preparing the inputs...

Calculating FUNCTIONAL AREA of habitat within each ANALYSIS grid or planning region...
Failed script HabitatAreaSummaries...

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "D:\Uni\MOOC\An Introduction to the Natural Capital Approach\Assessments\Belize\python\", line 145, in <module>
    gp.Union_analysis(UnionMangroveExpr, unionMangroveZones)
RuntimeError: Object: Error in executing tool

Failed to execute (HabitatAreaSummaries).
Failed at Thu Aug 16 17:50:23 2018 (Elapsed Time: 5,89 seconds)

Can anyone tell me, how I can solve this problem?

Thank you very much ;)

Tobias ;)


  • HenryBHenryB Member, Administrator, NatCap Staff
    Hi Tobias,

    Thanks for reaching out about this! I apologize, but the ArcGIS-based Marine Helper Tools are no longer supported (we've opted to leave the current course up as-is, in hopes that it is still a valuable resource in other ways). We are going to be updating our MOOC this fall, with better and more-up-to-date hands-on exercises, but unfortunately, for now, I don't think we have anyone that can help with this issue.

    For now, the best resource for our marine InVEST models will be through the InVEST User's Guide.

    All the Best,


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