[GRASS-user] how can import ecw's in grass databse

Michael Perdue michael_perdue at yahoo.ca
Mon May 5 12:18:46 EDT 2008

It is possible to get the ECW SDK to work in linux as well. I use it  
for coding jp2 files all the time as jasper is a resource pig.


On 5-May-08, at 1:28 AM, Hamish wrote:

>> geog wrote:
>>> I need to import ecw Rasters in my grass database,
>>> but it won't work. (gdal not supported ecw in my grass 6.0 version)
>>> What will the easiest way to do this?
>>> Must I compile gdal with ecw support
> H:
>> yes.
> I should mention that there is a possibility you can only get the  
> to work with gdal in MS Windows (??). In that case either a) try to  
> run
> GRASS with a ecw-enabled gdal in Windows, or b) use gdal_translate in
> Windows to make a GeoTiff from the ECW data, and then transport the
> GeoTiff back to Linux/Mac/whatever..
> check for ECW support with "gdalinfo --formats"
> Hamish
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