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ILWIS 3.3, AND 3.5, THE FREE  USER-FRIENDLY RASTER AND VECTOR  GIS

 

 

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This website promotes the use of the free open source GIS software "Integrated Land and Water Information System, ILWIS, the world's most user-friendly integrated software for raster processing remotely sensed satellite images and making vector maps. Its fully integrated approach and user- make it particularly suitable for natural resources managers, field scientists, biologists, ecologists, etc., as well as for educators. Some of the key futures of ILWIS are: 

Key features

  1. Vector and Raster capacity integrated into 1 software package

  2. Developed by an autonomous higher education institution under the Dutch government

  3. Initiated in 1984 with a subsidy from the Ministry of Development cooperation, ILWIS is one of the oldest GIS programmes around

  4. With both vector and raster integrated into one package, it takes less time to learn to use the programme

  5. Being developed by a training institute, ILWIS has always been tested for its user-friendliness for more than 2 decades on thousands of students 

  6. The biggest savings in using ILWIS is in its greater use efficiency, thus saving costly production time

  7. Free open source software available for downloading by anyone

  8. More than 2 decades of development now continued by 52North, a consortium of open source developers

  9. No costly periodic updates required like for the commercial packages;

  10. Some of the greatest selections of  import  and export modules of widely used data formats

  11. On-screen and tablet digitizing

  12. Comprehensive set of image processing tools

  13. Orthophoto, image georeferencing, transformation and mosaicing

  14. Advanced modeling and spatial data analysis

  15. 3D visualization with interactive editing for optimal view findings

  16. Rich projection and coordinate system library

  17. Geo-statistical analyses, with Kriging for improved interpolation

  18. Production and visualization of stereo image pairs

  19. Spatial Multiple Criteria Evaluation

  20. More than 2,000 pages in the help

  21. Very extensive training documents with training files.

The use of ILWIS is growing rapidly, as can be seen from our download statistics since we launched facilitated the possibility to download ILWIS in July 2007:

Month 3.3 3.4 3.5 Monthly Totals Yearly Totals
Grand Total 11086

2009

Total 2009 865
January 137 17 711 865

2008

Total 2008 9570
December 87 912 999
November 4070 508 4578
October 206 24 391 621
September 21 434 28 483
August 548 548
July 278 278
June 209 209
May 354 354
April 405 405
March 358 358
February 518 518
January 219 219

2007

Total 2007 1516
December 252 252
November 360 360
October 437 437
September 157 157
August 111 111
July 199 199

More than 11 000 people have downloaded ILWIS from this site and now have the opportunity to develop their GIS skills. If these people would have had to purchase packages with similar abilities to handle both raster and vector from the market leaders, they would have had to spend an estimated 11,000 X 12,000 ( the costs of 1 vector + 1 mid-range raster license) = $132,000,000! All these people now have vector and raster software for free!  

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