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

Doug_Newcomb at fws.gov Doug_Newcomb at fws.gov
Mon Apr 23 08:57:58 PDT 2012

Software looks nice. With regards to putting on the live DVD, I noticed 
that Whitebox requires the SUN  Java JRE to be installed.  I'm not sure 
you can distribute the  JRE  on a live DVD, since Oracle retired  the 
'Operating System Distributor License for Java’. 


Doug Newcomb 
Raleigh, NC
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Interior.   Life is too short for undocumented, proprietary data formats.

Cameron Shorter <cameron.shorter at gmail.com> 
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04/22/2012 04:46 PM

John Lindsay <jlindsay at uoguelph.ca>, OSGeo Discussions 
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Re: [OSGeo-Discuss] Whitebox Geospatial Analysis Tools v. 2.0

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: 
> Whitebox GAT Web: http://www.uoguelph.ca/~hydrogeo/Whitebox/index.html
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