[GRASS-user] Viewing ecw files

Frank Warmerdam warmerdam at pobox.com
Tue Feb 13 11:54:41 EST 2007

Carlos Dávila wrote:
> Hello all
> I have tried to import some ecw files into grass and with some 
> exceptions (problems reading some lines from input) I can do it. But 
> main problem I have is that I use ecw files over 700 MB each one and 
> they become more than 7 GB once imported. You can imagine the amount of 
> disk space it takes to work with 10-12 maps of such size and how slow 
> everything goes. Is there any way to see these maps without importing 
> them or with a smaller output size?
> It's absolutely necessary for me to use these maps, so I thank any 
> solution.


Well, for simple visualization you might want to use a viewer package
like QGIS or OpenEV.  The linux and win32 OpenEV in FWTools includes ECW

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