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Whitebox Geospatial Analysis Tools (Portable)

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This package was approved by moderator dtgm on 5/12/2016.

Whitebox GAT is an open source, well documented, and extendable software for geomatics with its roots originating from Terrain Analysis System (TAS). It as a desktop GIS and remote sensing software package for general applications of geospatial analysis and data visualization. Whitebox GAT is intended to provide a platform for advanced geospatial data analysis with applications in both environmental research and the geomatics industry more broadly. It was envisioned from the outset as providing an ideal platform for experimenting with novel geospatial analysis methods. Equally important is the project’s goal of providing a tool that can be used for geomatics-based education.

To install Whitebox Geospatial Analysis Tools (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install whitebox.portable --version

To upgrade Whitebox Geospatial Analysis Tools (Portable), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade whitebox.portable --version


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $InstallArgs = @{
       packageName = 'whitebox.portable'
       url = '' 
       UnzipLocation = Split-path (Split-path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @InstallArgs
    $target = (Get-ChildItem $InstallArgs.UnzipLocation -filter whiteboxgis.jar -Recurse).fullname
    $logs = Join-Path (Split-Path $target) "logs"
    # All users need modify rights to the logs directory or Whitebox won't start.  
    # By default, only the installing user has modify rights
    if (-not (Test-Path $logs)) {
       New-Item $logs -ItemType Directory
    if (Test-Path $logs) {
       Remove-Item "$logs\*" -Recurse
       $Acl = get-acl $logs
       $InheritanceFlag = [System.Security.AccessControl.InheritanceFlags]::ContainerInherit -bor [System.Security.AccessControl.InheritanceFlags]::ObjectInherit
       $PropagationFlag = [System.Security.AccessControl.PropagationFlags]::InheritOnly
       $rule = New-Object'Authenticated Users','Modify',$InheritanceFlag,$PropagationFlag,'Allow')
       set-acl $logs $Acl
    } else {
       throw "Logs folder does not exist!"
    # The program author offered an icon when contacted.
    $icon = Join-Path $InstallArgs.UnzipLocation 'tools\TDAP_Home.ico'
    $launcher = Join-Path $InstallArgs.UnzipLocation 'tools\WhiteBox Launcher.exe'
    $JavaExe = 'C:\ProgramData\Oracle\Java\javapath\javaw.exe'
    $sg = Join-Path $env:ChocolateyInstall 'tools\shimgen.exe'
    & $sg -o $launcher -p $JavaExe -c "-jar '$target'" -i $icon --gui
    $shortcut = Join-Path ([Environment]::GetFolderPath('Desktop')) 'WhiteBoxGAT.lnk'
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut -ShortcutFilePath $shortcut -TargetPath $launcher -IconLocation $icon
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $desktop = $([Environment]::GetFolderPath([Environment+SpecialFolder]::DesktopDirectory))
    $shortcut = Join-Path $desktop 'WhiteBoxGAT.lnk'
    if ([System.IO.File]::Exists($shortcut)) {
        Write-Debug "Found the desktop shortcut. Deleting it..."
  • tools\TDAP_Home.ico

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • John Lindsay


Copyright © John Lindsay, 2015-2016


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Whitebox Geospatial Analysis Tools (Portable) 268 Tuesday, May 30, 2017 approved
Whitebox Geospatial Analysis Tools (Portable) 3.4.0 225 Wednesday, March 8, 2017 approved
Whitebox Geospatial Analysis Tools (Portable) 3.3.0 254 Wednesday, July 27, 2016 approved
Whitebox Geospatial Analysis Tools (Portable) 223 Tuesday, May 10, 2016 approved
Whitebox Geospatial Analysis Tools (Portable) 177 Wednesday, April 27, 2016 approved
Whitebox Geospatial Analysis Tools (Portable) 3.2.2 183 Tuesday, April 19, 2016 approved
Whitebox Geospatial Analysis Tools (Portable) 3.2.1 528 Monday, October 20, 2014 approved
Whitebox Geospatial Analysis Tools (Portable) 3.2.0 298 Wednesday, June 11, 2014 approved

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