|Welcome to the ECW for MapInfo on-line Help. This Help file
provides the basic information you need to start using ECW for MapInfo.
ECW for MapInfo is a raster handler plugin for MapInfo Professional and MapInfo MapX, developed
by MapImagery, http://www.mapimagery.com , which
enables MapInfo Professional and products based on MapInfo MapX to read ECW and JP2, compressed
ECW is a wavelet compression
standard developed by Earth Resource Mapping that provides high quality image compression.
Many data and software vendors are adopting ECW as their standard image compression
In addition to local, or network server ECW and JP2 files, ECW for MapInfo allows you to display Image Web
Server images from Internet or Intranet servers.
ECW for MapInfo is distributed in
2 different ways. As part of MapImagery, a MapInfo image analysis plugin, from
MapImagery Pty Ltd. As a stand-alone product, which is uncluded on the MapInfo
Professional CDROM, and other MapInfo CDROMs, under utilities.
MapImagery has a free version, and a low cost commercial version with
extra features. Both the free and commercial versions have GUI features making
it easier to work with ECW and JP2 images. For more information, or to download a fully
functional demonstration of MapImagery Professional, see the MapImagery web page at http://www.mapimagery.com
This document has the following sections: