Extension Pricing

Open-source is in the DNA of Whitebox Geospatial. Co-founder Prof. John Lindsay has a legacy of free software development that dates back 20 years, including the Terrain Analysis System (TAS), Whitebox Geospatial Analysis Tools, and our current flag-ship product, WhiteboxTools Open Core. To keep the WhiteboxTools project thriving, we also offer Whitebox Extension products for sale, which helps to keep the lights on. We believe that innovative geospatial software does no one any good if people can’t afford to use it. And so, you will find that our prices are very reasonable compared with other products. It’s important to us that as many people as possible access these great add-on tools.

We offer four extension products, including the LiDAR & Remote Sensing Extension, the DEM & Spatial Hydrology Extension, the Agriculture Extension, and our premiere product, the General Toolset Extension. Both annual and perpetual licenses are available (see pricing table below). Academic discounted licenses are fully-featured products and multi-seat discounts are also available. All prices are in US dollars (USD) and are displayed without tax or VAT applied, which is added at checkout. If you are tax exempt, please contact support@whiteboxgeo.com prior to purchasing. Upon purchase of a license, you will receive a copy of your invoice, license agreement, and instructions for software activation.

This page only lists the pricing of extensions for WhiteboxTools Open Core. For pricing of the Whitebox Workflows for Python geoprocessing environment, please see here.

Extension Pricing

LiDAR & Remote
Sensing Extension
DEM & Spatial
Hydrology Extension
Agriculture
Extension
General Toolset
Extension
Annual License (single seat)
$210
$210
$120
$300
Annual License (Lab Pack - 25 seats)
$1100
$1100
$630
$1575
Perpetual License (single seat)
$630
$630
$360
$900
Perpetual License (Lab Pack - 25 seats)
$3300
$3300
$1900
$4725
Academics qualify for a 10% discount on all quoted prices. Multi-seat discounts apply.

License Details

†Enterprise licenses: This license applies to all government agencies, conservation authorities, not-for-profit organizations, private-sector companies, and all other individuals and groups that do not qualify for the academic discount. The license duration is 1-year if you select an annual software license. Whitebox Geospatial also offers a perpetual software license. The quoted prices above show single-seat and unlimited seat licenses, however, discounted multi-seat licences exist for between 2 and 5 seats (see multi-seat discounting for details). The full-production (Lab Pack – 25 seat) license qualifies the purchaser to install the extension on a maximum of 25 computers at a single site (organization campus). All licensees are entitled to any updates, including any tools released after the purchase of the license and during the valid license period.

‡Academic discount licenses: This license applies to all schools, professors, instructors, undergraduate and graduate students, and post-doctoral researchers. The license duration is 1-year  if you select an annual software license. Whitebox Geospatial also offers a perpetual software license. The quoted prices above show single-seat and unlimited seat licenses, however, discounted multi-seat licences exist for between 2 and 5 seats (see multi-seat discounting for details). The full-production (Lab Pack – 25 seat) license qualifies the purchaser to install the extension on a maximum of 25 computers at a single site (organization campus). All licensees are entitled to any updates, including any tools released after the purchase of the license and during the valid license period.

Individuals and organizations located within any of the UN-identified least developed countries and other economically disadvantaged regions are eligible for a discounted license for any of the WhiteboxTools extension products. Please contact support@whiteboxgeo.com for further pricing details.

Multiple Seat Licensing

Whitebox Geospatial offers multi-seat licensing at significantly discounted rate for our WhiteboxTools Extensions pricing plans. The multi-seat licensing structure is shown down below.

When purchasing multiple licenses, select the desired amount of licenses and your price will be adjusted accordingly from our WhiteboxTools Extension pricing plans. Note that the 6-seat licenses are ‘full production’ licenses and can be used to install the extension on any number of computers within a single institution or organization site.

You can install each of the WhiteboxTools Extensions at anytime. However the tools contained in the extensions will not run unless you have a valid license. If you want to use any of the tools within the an extension, you will have to purchase a license here.

Before you purchase a license, make sure you install the appropriate version of the extension for your operating systems or the operating systems you intend on using. Whitebox Geospatial supports Windows, MacOS, and Linux.

You can purchase additional licenses from Whitebox Geospatial Inc. at any time.

Activating your License

When purchasing a license, at checkout you will be prompted to enter an email address. Please use the same email address that you purchased the software license with when you go to activate your license. Whitebox Geospatial can only provide activation codes to valid email address that were used at purchase. 

You will have the option to purchase multiple licenses at a reduced rate at checkout. When activating the second or multiple licenses, be sure to use the same email address that was used to purchase the software. Even when activating the software license on different computers, the same email address is required. 

Follow the steps down below to purchase and activate your license.

 

1. Download

Download the WhiteboxTools General Toolset Extensions based on your operating system. These tools will not work yet, only when you have purchased and  activated your license.

2. Purchase

Purchase a software license. Make sure to enter a valid email address. This email address will be used when activating your license. You can also purchase multiple licenses at a discounted rate.

3. Contact

After you purchase a software license,  Whitebox Geospatial Inc will contact you within 24 hors with the activation code, instructions, and an invoice for your new software license(s).

How to update WhiteboxTools with a license?

When updating to a new version of WhiteboxTools with a valid license to one of our extension products, you must complete some additional steps to ensure you do not overwrite your software license. 

  1. Within your WBT folder, you will see a sub-directory called “plugins”. 
  2. Copy/Move the “plugins” folder to another place on your directory or move it outside of your “WBT” directory. 
  3. Download the new stable version of WhiteboxTools for your operating system from the WhiteboxTools open-core home page. 
  4. Unzip the folder and replace the folder in your current WBT directory. You can go ahead and delete the folder containing the outdated version of WBT.
  5. Move the “plugins” folder into the new “WBT” folder. You will be promoted to replace or skip certain overlapping files. Some of our plugins (i.e. SplitVectorLines) are distributed with the open-core software and thus when you attempt to copy/move the “plugins” folder back into “WBT” you will be met with this prompt. Go ahead and select “skip”/”skip all”. By skipping, you will always want the most recent version of the plugins as opposed to replacing with the outdated version. 
  6. Once step 1-5 are compete, you have successfully updated your version of WhiteboxTools and copied over your existing software license/plugin tools.