Crop production - climate bin specifications

I am interested in using the crop regression model for rice crops but when specifying the necessary data in the application I only see the sections:

  • Directory to model data
  • Land-use/Land-Cover Map
  • Landcover to crop table
  • Fertilization rate

However, I do not see how the climate bin can or should be specified.

Is this information obtained from the “tif” saved in the directory “InVEST_3.7.0_x86\CropProduction\model_data\climate_bin_maps”? (info downloaded when installing Invest).
If so, I guess the information is geolocalized by specifying the projection and raster coordinates, is it right?

Thank you very much in advance.

Hi Ruben, thanks for posting.

Yes, the data from InVEST_3.7.0_x86\CropProduction\model_data\climate_bin_maps or extended_climate_bin_maps is used by the model. The program can find these data because they are in a predictable directory within model_data folder.

All the input data must be georeferenced, so data from the climate bin maps can be extracted for the locations present in your landuse/landcover raster input.

Does that answer your questions?

Yes, you did. Thank you so much.
Is it possible to know the resolution of such data as well as its origin?
Just to indicate and reference it.

You’re most welcome. Please examine the data in a GIS to identify the resolution of the rasters. And please see this thread: InVest program - Crop Production and Climate Change and the User’s Guide for appropriate references.

I’m interesting in using crop production model byinvest but I can’t download user’s guide and make error. how can i downlod it?

@nedaa There is a working link to the User’s Guide in my previous post.

If you are experiencing other errors, please go to and click “New Topic” and post your question there. Please include as much detail as possible. What link did you use for the download that you mention? What is the exact text of the error message you see, and when do you see it?

Thank you,