Serve ECW Imagery with ArcGIS Server
ECW for ArcGIS Server is an extension for ArcGIS that provides compatibility with the enahanced compression wavelet (ECW) image-compression format, enabling you to serve ECW imagery from ArcGIS Server 9.3, 9.3.1,10, and 10.1 through Esri-supported service interfaces.
Users worldwide rely on ECW technology to save time during imagery processing and transfer, and reduce the hardware requirements for their geospatial workflows. It enables you to compress bulky imagery files into manageable sizes while preserving the visual quality of the images. It includes multi-resolution level of detail within the file, eliminating the need to generate or distribute tile caches, pyramids, or overviews. ECW also supports opacity channels, allowing images to overlay other imagery cleanly without showing compression artifacts around the edges.
Deliver ECW Imagery from ArcGIS Server
Now, for the first time, ArcGIS Server users can deliver ECW imagery, providing their end users with the fastest image decompression available. ECW is already supported in traditional desktop GIS, CAD, and remote sensing packages such as ArcGIS®, AutoCAD®, ERDAS IMAGINE®, ERDAS ER Mapper, FalconView™, Bentley Microstation®, ENVI®, and PCI Geomatica®.
Accelerate Your Geospatial Workflow
With ECW support, ArcGIS Server users can leverage compression technology capable of quickly decompressing and opening massive files, in many cases faster than uncompressed imagery can be opened. This powerful extension enables ArcGIS Server to leverage the significant format advantages for high-performance image serving in an Esri environment.