Introduction to Whitebox software

The Whitebox geospatial software offers a wide range of functionality which are partly also not available in other packages, such as hydrological analysis or Lidar processing. Our earth observation EAGLE students are learning diverse geospatial software packages in order to empower them to pick the right tool for the right task.
Today the whitebox software plus the python interface is introduced and nicely fits into the overarching framework of our EAGLE courses with Python programming or Lidar analysis. It provides additional analytical back-end functionality for GIS systems like QGIS.  Due to the fact that we trained QGIS for various spatial tasks in the larger months, the use of whitebox functions with QGIS is easy and straight-forward.

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High alpine and snow training

High alpine and snow training

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semester wrap-up by our latest EAGLE generation

semester wrap-up by our latest EAGLE generation

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GRASS GIS introduced in our EAGLE MSc

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Internship Networking event

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UAS application in a biosphere reserve

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Online RStoolbox bug code sprint

Online RStoolbox bug code sprint

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