Installation and Configuration
Prerequisites for ECW for MapInfo

MapInfo Professional 5.0, 5.5, 6.0, 6.5 or later is required. The handler also works with MapInfo MapX 3.0, 4.0, 5.0 or later. Note that the 32 bit version is required. Some users have reported success with earlier version of MapInfo Professional, however, this cannot be guaranteed.

Windows95, Windows 98, WindowsNT 3.51, WindowsNT 4.0, Windows 2000 or later is required.

Note that ECW for MapInfo is for PC platforms only. It doesn’t work with any of the UNIX versions of MapInfo products.

Standard Installation

ECW for MapInfo is distributed as a self-extracting executable archive. All you need to do is download this file to your PC and execute the file.

Answer the questions that the install program asks you. No further configuration is required.

MapInfo MapX Control Installation

To work with MapInfo MapX based applications, choose the program directory for the MapX control, when prompted by the InstallSheild program.  If you have more than one version of the MapX control installed on your PC, the InstallShield program should automatically locate them all, and allow you to choose the one you want to install the raster handler into.

It should be possible for MapInfo Professional and MapInfo MapX applications to coexist on the same machine, although you may have to install one time for each application, so that the appropriate raster translators and dll files are present in each of the MapInfo application directories.

To view a ECW for MapInfo raster layer in your MapInfo MapX based application, you should first create a .tab file (either manually, via a MapBasic program or via MapImagery). You should then be able to load the layer as a standard raster MapInfo table.