[OSGeo-Discuss] Whitebox Geospatial Analysis Tools v. 2.0

John Lindsay jlindsay at uoguelph.ca
Sun Apr 22 05:39:40 PDT 2012


Many of you have been asking when a new version of the open-source GIS Whitebox would be released. Well we've been very busy working on it, and now we're are excited to announce that the new version of Whitebox GAT has finally arrived. Please visit http://www.uoguelph.ca/~hydrogeo/Whitebox/index.html for more information.

Whitebox has been completely re-written. The main reason for this was to allow Whitebox to be truly multi-platform, running equally well on MS Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. This has been a major undertaking and as such there are still a few tools and features from Whitebox 1.0.7 that need to be translated over to the new version. We're looking for volunteers to help with the work yet to be done (including working on the help documentation, testing and reporting bugs). Whitebox is now written using Java, the world's most popular multi-platform programming language. I know there are a lot of you out there with Java programming skills who could contribute to the project. There have also been many additions to version 2.0, including support for displaying vector ShapeFiles, plenty of new tools, new image processing functionality, and an improved user interface ( http://www.uoguelph.ca/~hydrogeo/Whitebox/screenshots.html ). As always, we welcome any feedback to help improve the software. Please contact John Lindsay with any comments you may have.

John Lindsay, Ph.D., Associate Professor
Department of Geography, University of Guelph
Guelph, Ont. N1G 2W1   CANADA
Phone: (519) 824-4120 x56074
Fax: (519) 837-2940
Email:  jlindsay at uoguelph.ca
Department Web: http://www.uoguelph.ca/geography/people/faculty/lindsay.shtml
Whitebox GAT Web: http://www.uoguelph.ca/~hydrogeo/Whitebox/index.html

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