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

Cameron Shorter cameron.shorter at gmail.com
Sun Apr 22 13:46:26 PDT 2012

Congratulations on your release.
I wonder whether this project is a candidate for OSGeo-Live, 

In looking through your introduction I have a few questions, which were 
not obvious to me.

What type of user would wish to make use of Whitebox GAT? What tasks 
would they be performing?

Does Whitebox make use of other geospatial libraries? Maybe geotools or 
sextante? One of the most effective ways of attracting co-developers is 
to build upon an existing project or library and adopt developers from 
this project.

Who is currently using Whitebox GAT?

You would likely wish to weave answers to these questions into your 
website home page.

On 22/04/2012 10:39 PM, John Lindsay wrote:
> Hello,
> 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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Cameron Shorter
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