I am very pleased to announce that the open-source geographical information system (GIS)and remote sensing package Whitebox GAT version 3.3.0 (codename Glasgow) has now been released. This version was somewhat delayed because of the transition from Google Code to a GitHub based code repository. However, the transition has now been successful and this new version of Whitebox GAT boasts numerous improvements, enhancements, and bug fixes. Please see the release notes for a detailed description of changes.
The Whitebox GAT project (http://www.uoguelph.ca/~hydrogeo/Whitebox/) began in 2009 and was 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. Its unique open-access development model provides easy opportunities for the user community to inspect, modify, and build upon the source code of Whitebox’s many powerful spatial analysis tools.