[QGIS-Developer] [Qgis-community-team] WhiteboxTools geospatial data analysis engine

Paolo Cavallini cavallini at faunalia.it
Wed Dec 13 03:38:17 PST 2017

Thanks John,
adding your toolbox to Processing seems a very good idea, and it should
be a reasonable task. One thing that would speed up and facilitate the
adoption, at least for Linux users, would be to have proper offical
packages for it. I'd be interested in helping with the Debian packaging.
All the best, and thanks for sharing.

Il 12/12/2017 19:36, John Lindsay ha scritto:
> Hello QGISers,
> /Please note, I intended to submit the following to the Developers mail
> group, but I think that access to that site is restricted. Hopefully
> someone on the core development team will read this./
> I am the lead developer of an open-source GIS called Whitebox GAT
> <http://www.uoguelph.ca/~hydrogeo/Whitebox/index.html>. I frequently get
> requests from users who want to access Whitebox GAT's plugin tools from
> outside of the software and to incorporate these tools into other
> geospatial projects. Admittedly, this has never been very easy in the
> past, in large part owing to the fact that Whitebox GAT was largely
> developed using Java, but also due to the architecture of the project. I
> have recently started to port Whitebox GAT's many tools into a
> stand-alone command-line application called WhiteboxTools
> <http://www.uoguelph.ca/~hydrogeo/software.shtml#WhiteboxTools>. This
> small library already contains about 250 tools for processing raster and
> LiDAR data sets (Whitebox GAT has about 450 tools--much work remains). I
> have developed WhiteboxTools using the Rust programming language, a
> low-level systems language that is efficient and safe (without use of
> garbage collection). The project uses a permissive MIT open-source
> license. I'm not sure if there is any interest in incorporating any or
> all of the tools contained in WhiteboxTools as a toolbox in QGIS, but I
> thought that I would make you aware of the possibility. I welcome any
> feedback or questions you may have.
> As an aside, thank you for all of your efforts. I am well aware of the
> monumental efforts that your team must have made to make QGIS what it is
> today. Well done!
> Best regards,
> John Lindsay, PhD
> Room 346, Hutt Building,
> Department of Geography,
> The University of Guelph,
> E-mail: jlindsay at uoguelph.ca
> Phone: (519) 824-4120 ext. 56074
> Web: http://www.uoguelph.ca/geography/faculty/lindsay-john
> Research page: http://www.uoguelph.ca/~hydrogeo/
> Whitebox GAT: http://www.uoguelph.ca/~hydrogeo/Whitebox/index.html
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