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WhiteboxTools is a stand-alone command-line program and Python scripting API for geospatial analysis.

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Different results between Whitebox Tools (WBT) and Whitebox Workflows (WBW)

I have two scripts that share the same input and use the same tools from Whitebox Toolbox. One script is written with Whitebox Workflows for Python (https://www.whiteboxgeo.com/manual/wbw-user-manual/...
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'java' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file

When I open the Windows 10 command line and write "java -version" at the cursor, the response is: java version "1.8.0_391" Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_391-b13) ...
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How can I use Whitebox hydrology tools with areas of internal drainage (ie. true sinks)?

I'm trying to use some Whitebox hydrology tools on a raster where I want to set inland points as areas of internal drainage and I don't understand how the fill tools treat NoData points when filling ...
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QGIS Whitebox processing provider in standalone

When developing an application (e.g., custom algorithms) that rely on a custom processing provider (e.g., WhiteBox tools), it can be useful to run/develop as a standalone app (i.e., not within QGIS). ...
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Create Isochrone along direction map of watershed in PyQGIS

I am trying to generate a isochrone map starting from a map of the times to cross a single cell and a flow direction map. Basically, the final map has to provide, for each cell, the total time to ...
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Cannot join LAS file In QGIS with Whitebox Tools

I have 9 .las files that I am trying to join into a single .las file in QGis. I have been using Whitebox tools plugin in QGis and when I try to select all the files and assign an output file if get ...
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WhiteBox tools error 'Incorrect parameter value for inputs' when running 'LidarJoin' tool

I have 130 LAZ files I want to join into 10 or so files to make a DEM, these are all bare earth, I'm attempting to use the LidarJoin tool from WhiteBox tools, and I get an error upon running: '...
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Determine which algorithm is used of a specific WhiteboxTools function

I am using the WhiteboxTools function RasterToVectorLines. I would like to know which algorithm is used here but I can't find any exact information about it in the documentation or the source code. Is ...
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Getting the Error: Could not create output settings.json file. WBT is likely installed somewhere without write permission

I'm getting this error message in the Log when I run WhiteBoxTools: Could not create output settings.json file. WBT is likely installed somewhere without write permission. However, the tool works and ...
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Extract railroad from Orthophoto and / or LiDAR

I would like to automate the creation of a vector line from either orthophoto or aerial LiDAR data. This line (or these lines in fact) represent both sides of a railway. We can see those pretty ...
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How to measure length of Sub-watersheds / Sub-Basins in ArcGIS Pro?

I am looking for guidance about reliable method of sub-basin length calculation. I am a student and working on morphometric analysis for prioritization of sub-watersheds of a river basin. I am using ...
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How to resolve the problem of multiple parallel streams and unmatched river flow in Stream Network?

I am working on sub-watersheds delineation of an area. The extracted streams do not match with the real world scenario. I have two issues; there are multiple streams lines which do not match with ...
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Error while using "wbt_conditional_evaluation" in R from WhiteboxTools package "whitebox"

When I try to perform the conditional tools "wbt_conditional_evaluation" in R, I get this message error : Error running WhiteboxTools (conditional_evaluation) whitebox.exe_path: "C:/R/...
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Delineating multiple nested catchments in R whitebox; prevent primary catchment from being cut by subcatchment

I am using whitebox tools in R to delineate catchments. I have 150 lakes in a rather small area so many of the lakes are within the same catchment. I use wbt_watershed(d8_pntr = ptr, ...
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LiDAR: Classify overlap using Whitebox removes points in non-overlapping areas

I'm trying to classify/remove flight line overlaps in .las-files using the Whitebox toolset. The LAS file has a band in the centre where two flight lines overlap. When I run wbt.classify_overlap, the ...
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Whitebox Tools QGIS Plugin for Mac can't be verified

I'm trying to get Whitebox Tools in QGIS (3.18.2 Zurich) working. It seems to have installed and linked up to the executable file fine. However, I can't get my system to run the .exe file (Mac Big Sur ...
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What DEM Properties Affect Depression Filling Performance and Results?

In preparing to work with large DEM files, I've been trying to understand the differences between burn, fill, and breach pre-processing methods in terms of the resulting accuracy of stream networks, ...
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Setting up Whitebox Tools for R

I ran into issues setting up Whitebox Tools for R. I installed the whitebox package, downloaded the Whitebox Tools and place them in the R folder in Documents. However, using the functions results in ...
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Unable to obtain individual IDs for generated lines from WhiteboxTool TraceDownslopeFlowpaths

I am using the Whitebox Tools (2.0.0 - guessing?) in QGIS (3.20.3) and using the TraceDownslopeFlowpaths process to obtain flow lines from points. When these are generated, all starting lines (i.e. ...
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How to run breach depression least cost with WhiteBox

I am ultimately trying to run TWI on a 10-m spatial resolution DEM of about 8600 square km. I am using Whitebox through the R plug-in and have also run it through QGIS. The first step is to run breach ...
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Problem with the alexbruy repository with plugins for QGIS

I have tried to install some of the QGIS plugins in the alexbruy repository https://plugins.bruy.me/plugins/plugins.xml, but for each plugin get the following message: Plugin installation failed: ...
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Accessing processing algorithm results from Whitebox Tools in PyQGIS

When I run a GDAL processing algorithm from the Python Console in QGIS that loads a result raster: resultClip = processing.runAndLoadResults("gdal:cliprasterbymasklayer", { ...
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Error in running WhiteboxTools in command line

I am trying to perform IDW interpolation in WhiteboxTools in my LAS files to create raster image through command line: C:\WhiteboxTools_win_amd64\WBT>whitebox_tools -r=LidarIdwInterpolation -v ^ ...
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Zonal statistics using two raster, one with zones and the other with data using Python

I am trying to calculate the mean of a raster using zone data from another raster. The zone data was created using the Whitebox clump tool where each group of pixels have a unique ID number. There are ...
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How to find identify the best 'maximum search distance' while doing breach depression least cost using Whitebox?

I am trying to preprocess my DEM in GeoTIFF format using breach depression least cost algorithm of Whitebox tool and I need to provide an input value of maximum search distance for cells. How can I ...
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Cascading order of basins (next downstream basin) in QGIS, R, or Whiteboxtools

I am conducting a hydrologic analysis of DEMs. Suppose that I have the following basins in an area as shown below:. I need to get the cascading order of each of the basins. In other words, I need to ...
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Installing Whitebox in QGIS without broken repo link

I need to install Whitebox tools in QGIS. I have tried to follow the instructions provided in here but the repo link is broken (https://plugins.bruy.me/plugins/plugins.xml and https://plugins.bruy.me/...
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Using WhiteboxTools in QGIS 3.10/3.12

i`m working with QGIS 3.10 and 3.12, trying to use the WhiteboxTools plugin. I followed the WBT-Manual (point 3.4 QGIS Plugin).The Repository details dialog box is mentioned as "https://plugins.bruy....
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Whitebox for Processing 0.15.0 plugin in QGIS 3.10.0

I'm trying to use the Whitebox for Processing (v 0.15.0) plugin in QGIS 3.10.0 on Windows 10. When I attempt to run a tool, I receive the following in the tool log: WhiteboxTools command output: '"...
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Using Whitebox plugin in QGIS

QGIS 3.8.3 running in Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS I've installed Whitebox Tools and the Whitebox plugin and am able to obtain, for example, data on a .las file using 'Lidarinfo', so the system appears to be ...
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Install Whitebox to QGIS

I am working in QGIS 4.8, and I am trying to use the Whitebox Processing plugin. I have Whitebox Tools and Whitebox GAT zip files installed and unzipped on my drive. However, I cannot use the Whitebox ...
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Using WhiteBox tools for Raster Calculation?

I understand the philosophy of WhiteBox Tools (one command for one process) but am wondering how best to use its math tools to create a slightly more complicated function. E.g., (A/B + C/D) I'm ...
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WhiteboxTools returns nan rasters when lee filtering large radarsat images

I am attempting to run the following code from WhiteboxTools: .\whitebox_tools.exe --run="LeeFilter" --input='imagery_HV_orig.tif' --output='imagery_HV_filtr.tif' --filterx=5 --filtery=5 --sigma=10.0 ...
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Whitebox's cost distance tool stuck in endlesss loop

Cost distance function from WhiteboxTools (v.0.11.0) gets stuck in an endless loop after execution. The inputs are 8-bit unsigned interger GeoTIFFs. The source raster has values 1 and Null (size: 16 ...
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QGIS: Batch processing interface won't separate input files into distinct rows

I'm trying to analyze a folder-full of las files using functions in Whitebox Tools. I have no problem analyzing individual files; the issue has to deal with batch processing. When I right click the ...
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Whitebox Tools ClipLidarToPolygon writes no points to output file?

Running Whitebox Tools (v 0.11) on Windows from the official binary. The ClipLidarToPolygon tool creates an output LAS file with no points and the message There are fewer than two points in the LAS ...
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