I am currently running the DEM preprocessing on a relatively large (50000 km2 at 30 m resolution) and steep DEM. The objective is to extract the stream network and some morphologic attributes (e.g., slope) of the extracted streams. the problem is that the DEM is quite noisy on the valley bottoms, hence, if I use the standard fill tool in ArcGIS, a majority of valley bottoms is filled, and the information that was available there originally, is lost.
So much for the context. I was using WhiteBox GAT for similar problems in the past, because its breaching Algorithm was great for that objective. Now, I was forced to update my computer to Windows 10, recently. Now I am not able to start the WhiteboxGIS.jar, any more. I have the newest Java version (8.51) from Oracle installed. The problem persist both by clicking on the jar file, or by opening it from the console. Using either method, just nothing happens: no error, no messages in the console, nothing.
In the past I had a similar problem with Whitebox (under Win 7) that was solved by repairing the association between java and the jar files using this tool: http://johann.loefflmann.net/de/software/jarfix/index.html. Now, unfortunately, that method is not successful. I also tried the standards, e.g., reinstalling java.
Unfortunately I also do not have access to another PC with a different operating system to run it there. I am also not an expert on Java, so unziping the jar did not help me understand potential causes for the problem.
Did anybody already trying to run Whitebox under Win 10, or has anybody who is more familiar with JAVA any idea for how I could get this work?