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DOWNLOAD ILWIS 3.5, THE USER-FRIENDLY OPEN SOURCE RASTER AND VECTOR GIS

ILWIS only runs on Microsoft software from Windows 98 and higher. However, we also have instructions on how to run in on a Mac or in Linux, using WINE. Click the download yellow button to download your free copy of open source GIS and Remote Sensing ILWIS 3.7:

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made available for downloading by The World Institute for Conservation and Environment, WICE

 

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Your ILWIS 3.7 open souce GIS comes as a zipfile. (This is a new file that includes the help file)  If not yet installed on your computer, get this WINZIP to open your copy of the world's most user-friendly open source GIS, ILWIS 3.7. 

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Extract ILWIS 3.7 open source GIS, click on the ilwis.exe file and the programme will instal.

Congratulations! You are now the proud owner of a legal copy of a fully functioning high end integrated vector and raster free open source GIS / remote sensing programme with which you can carry out more applications than you will ever be able to dream up in your entire life time! Enjoy the world's most user-friendly open source GIS and remote sensing software!

Now, go to the "Teach Yourself" page and download from an absolutely marvelous selection of documents that help you become a real GIS Expert. 

Tens of thousands of loyal ILWIS users have purchased an ILWIS 3.3 Academic license in the past, or received one as an ITC alumnus. ILWIS 3.3 Academic in fact had a number of components that were obtained under license agreements between the ITC and certain commercial GIS vendors. Those components needed to be taken out when ILWIS became open source. However, ILWIS 3.3 Academic is still available, and if you have a compatibility problem with a file from another GIS you may try to open or export it with ILWIS 3.3.

From here you can download ILWIS 3.3 Academic and install it additionally in a different directory. This is a bit more complicated so follow the instructions:

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When the file has been downloaded, create a directory "ilwis3.3" as a subdirectory on your C drive in C:\program files\ilwis3.3, or if you have a separate partition you can make a new directory "ilwis3.3" in your separate partition and place your zipfile in that new directory (example: D:\ilwisfree).

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Extract all your data from the zipfile into the new directory

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Look for a file "ilwis30.exe". Right click on that file and choose "Create a Shortcut". You will now find a new file "Shortcut to ilwis30.exe". 

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Right click again and choose rename. Rename this file "ILWIS 3.3". This is your shortcut file for your Start Menu. If you press it, it will start ILWIS 3.3

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You need this file as a button in your Start Menu. Just press in lightly and drag it into your startbutton to the place where you want it and let it go. If you click on it, your free open source GIS / remote sensing ILWIS 3.3 will start right away.

 

DOWNLOAD your ILWIS 3.3

Important: Ilwis 3.3 only works permanently with the license code patch, which must be downloaded here:

DOWNLOAD your ILWIS 3.3 PATCH

From our statistics, we can see that many users forget to download this patch. So, after downloading ILWIS 3.3, please don't forget to download the patch.  

After you have installed your ILWIS 3.3, Place the patch (patch331.exe) in your ilwis3.3 directory and click on it to install the patch. You can use your ILWIS3.3 simultaneously with your ILWIS3.7. 

There is an improved help available at: http://spatial-analyst.net/ILWIS/help.html 

WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM?

You will be inclined to send us an email, but DON'T. We are very busy and don't respond often to support open source GIS ILWIS questions. The forum is where ILWIS users help each other and your chances are much better to get a response from the Forum:. 

ILWIS FORUM

We highly recommend that you also subscribe to the ILWIS support group at https://52north.org/mailman/listinfo/ilwis. It hosts answers to many questions and enrolls you to ILWIS question-and-answer emails. 

So what is the email on the bottom-left for? For questions and comments related to the website design, if you would want us to organize a custom made training course or if you want to volunteer on translating parts of the help file. 

Thank you for downloading ILIWIS open Source GIS / remote sensing software

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More than 500 new nature  photos Click here.

Great new indian summer photos of Aspen in Wasatch National Forest.

Completed and corrected lists of al bird species in Français, Deutsch, Nederlands, Español.      

September

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April

Free open source ILWIS 3.6 has a brand new images import and export module. Download it now.

Fabulous packing lists for travelers for different kinds of destinations (jungle, mountains, beach, cities, etc.)  and travel types (car, plane, back packing, etc.) To the lists.

Forum entry on travel info, like countless phone numbers and links to airlines, great booking sites, etc, for several countries. Click here

Album entry on the forum where you can upload species of birds, plants, mammals etc. that you want identified. Click here

We made a page on essentials for simple hand-held GPS

December

New countries: Cape Verde, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea  Sao Tome & Principe; Seychelles

Birdlists of all West African countries updates

WICE analyses the conservation status of the Godwit for the World Bank: Wintering grounds of entire population will disappear in Guinea Bissau. Read more.......

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Nature Worldwide forums heavily spammed and cleaned. Read more......

ILWIS downloads from ILWIS.ORG since initiation surpassed 10.000!

Collaboration with Bo Beolens' famous fatbirder website

New tables for all major countries in South America

April

Updated GIS software review on GIS4BIOLOGISTS

Posting on Natuurlijke Procesgang in de Oostvaardersplassen (in Dutch)

Posting on effect to oxygen production and carbon fixation by trees and forests

 

A completely renewed computer software and service page with lots of free software

Unsere Deutsche übersetzung von Adopt A Ranger macht gute Vortschritte

March

The data on protected areas have been re-loaded

Updated reviews of free software

US Government kills Yellowstone National Park bisons or buffaloes

February

"Slaughtering of Seals in Namibia": Take a look at a long ignored nature management issue

Fatbirder's Top 500 Birding Websites

 

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