When you are looking for a powerful tool to satisfy various needs regarding vectors, raster and satellite imagery, you will find ILWIS Academic an efficient application. The program comes with such useful features as points to create maps, lines for segment maps, closed area segments for polygon maps, spatial operations for raster maps and so on. Whilst using images from satellite (that have a domain Image in ILWIS), raster maps can be created.
The program offers the option to create an analog paper map and it allows to digitize and edit the point features, the lines and the boundaries of the interest area, which can later be edited to a raster map.
Possible ways to identify a map offered by ILWIS include the use of IDs, Classes, and Values which can be conveniently selected from the intuitive menu. Also the left navigation panel includes a well-structured operation tree and selection information is available at every point in the comprehensive help index.
In conclusion, ILWIS Academic is definitely a great choice for users interested in effective tools for managing vectors, raster and integrated GIS operations.