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Announcing OPAL: a New Tool for Mitigating Development Impacts

jdouglassjdouglass Administrator, NatCap Staff
edited December 2014 in General
Hello,

I’m pleased to announce NatCap’s first public release of OPAL (Offset Portfolio Analyzer and Locator)! This new tool enables users to estimate the impacts of development activities on terrestrial ecosystems and several of the services they provide, and then to select offsets to efficiently mitigate losses. For more information about OPAL, please visit http://naturalcapitalproject.org/OPAL.html.

The OPAL installer and sample input data are available for download at http://naturalcapitalproject.org/opal_download.html.

If you experience any issues with OPAL, please let us know through the forums. A new OPAL category has been created for this purpose.

Regards,
James

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Comments

  • Hello,

    First of all congratulations to natcap team for the release of this tool.
    I have just downloaded the OPAL 1.0.1 and I have trouble to open it.
    When I click on the application it opens a black command window and then two seconds later it disappears and I get this file in attachment.

    Is anyone can help me please?

    Regards,

    Aurélien
  • jdouglassjdouglass Administrator, NatCap Staff
    Hi Aurelien,

    I'm sorry to hear you're experiencing this issue! I believe this is an issue related to the internal translation functionality, despite the fact that OPAL is currently only available in English. Could you try out the latest development version of OPAL (available here: http://data.naturalcapitalproject.org/nightly-build/adept/installer/OPAL_3_1.0.1_a8c7d1736a60_x86_Setup.exe) and see if it fixes the issue for you?

    Thanks!
    James
  • Hi James,

    I set up OPAL from your link and now I can open it.
    But I still have a message error at the bottom of the command window.
    I attached a file to let you know.

    Thanks for your help!

    Aurélien
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  • jdouglassjdouglass Administrator, NatCap Staff
    edited January 2015
    Hi Aurelien,

    Awesome! Glad to hear that it opens.
    The messages printed to the console are normal ... so it looks like everything is working as expected now! I'll wrap these changes into an updated release very soon.

    Thanks for your help!
    James
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