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Last Update:

27 Jul 2016

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • John Lindsay


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Whitebox Geospatial Analysis Tools (Portable)

This is not the latest version of Whitebox Geospatial Analysis Tools (Portable) available.

3.3.0 | Updated: 27 Jul 2016



Downloads of v 3.3.0:



Software Author(s):

  • John Lindsay

Whitebox Geospatial Analysis Tools (Portable) 3.3.0

This is not the latest version of Whitebox Geospatial Analysis Tools (Portable) available.

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


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


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


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade whitebox.portable -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade whitebox.portable -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure whitebox.portable installed
    name: whitebox.portable
    state: present
    version: 3.3.0
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'whitebox.portable' do
  action    :install
  version  '3.3.0'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: whitebox.portable,
    Version: 3.3.0,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller whitebox.portable
   Name     = 'whitebox.portable'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '3.3.0'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'whitebox.portable':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '3.3.0',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install whitebox.portable version="3.3.0" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.

  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.

Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

This package was approved by moderator doc on 27 Jul 2016.


Whitebox GAT is an open-access, 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.

Open-access software can be viewed as a complimentary extension to the traditional open-source software (OSS) model of development. Open-access software is distinct from other OSS in that it has an explicitly stated design goal of reducing barriers to the transfer of knowledge to the user community. Direct insight into the workings of algorithm design and implementation allows for educational opportunities and increases the potential for rapid innovation, experimentation with algorithms, and community-directed development. This is particularly important in geomatics because many geospatial algorithms are complex and are strongly affected by implementation details. Also, there are often multiple competing algorithms for accomplishing the same task and the choice of one method over another can greatly impact the outcome of a workflow.

$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
$InstallDir = Join-path (Split-path (Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)) 'WhiteboxGAT'
if (Test-Path $InstallDir) {
    Write-Debug "Removing the application files..."
    Remove-Item $InstallDir -Recurse -Force

$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..."

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Whitebox Geospatial Analysis Tools (Portable) 314 Tuesday, May 30, 2017 Approved
Whitebox Geospatial Analysis Tools (Portable) 3.4.0 276 Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Approved
Whitebox Geospatial Analysis Tools (Portable) 3.3.0 292 Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Approved
Whitebox Geospatial Analysis Tools (Portable) 267 Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Approved
Whitebox Geospatial Analysis Tools (Portable) 222 Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Approved
Whitebox Geospatial Analysis Tools (Portable) 3.2.2 221 Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Approved
Whitebox Geospatial Analysis Tools (Portable) 3.2.1 591 Monday, October 20, 2014 Approved
Whitebox Geospatial Analysis Tools (Portable) 3.2.0 345 Wednesday, June 11, 2014 Approved

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