Error while running coastal vulnerability model

InVEST-Coastal-Vulnerability-log-2022-03-24–22_17_43.txt (6.0 KB)
Hi, the above is the error message I get when I run the invest coastal vulnerability model. Please, What do I do?

Hi @Nomsy -

The error message says this:

Could not open these datasets referenced in C:/Users/Nomsy PC/Desktop/Papers on CC Adaptation and Mitigation and Ecosystem based approaches/Sample_data_Invest/RiversState_Habitat/Natural_Habitats.csv:C:/Users/Nomsy PC/Desktop/Papers on CC Adaptation and Mitigation and Ecosystem based approaches/Sample_data_Invest/RiversState_Habitat\Mangrove.shp

So did you verify that “Mangrove.shp” is actually located in the folder “C:/Users/Nomsy PC/Desktop/Papers on CC Adaptation and Mitigation and Ecosystem based approaches/Sample_data_Invest/RiversState_Habitat”?

~ Stacie

In addition to what Stacie mentioned, it is also possible that the mixed forward slashes (/) and backslashes (\) are causing the model to not be able to locate the file. I would recommend switching all of the backslashes to forward slashes just in case.

The slashes come from the folder(s) where the datasets are saved, not sure how I can change all to forward slashes but I will give it a try.
I will look at the mangrove.shp file again and revert. Thank you

Chinomnso C. Onwubiko
PhD Candidate, World Bank Africa Centre of Excellence in Coastal Resilience(ACECoR)
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