Handle Large Images Quickly, Easily, and Cost-efficiently
Solve the problems associated with handling large imagery datasets. The ERDAS ECW/JP2 SDK allows software developers to enable rapid and efficient file handling in their applications by including robust support for selected wavelet compression formats and protocols.
The ERDAS ECW/JP2 SDK provides support for the visually-lossless ECW imagery format and the ECWP streaming protocol. Intergraph's Enhanced Compression Wavelet (ECW) technology compresses bulky imagery files into manageable sizes, enabling faster processing and transfer of imagery and reducing the hardware investment required for the geospatial workflow. The SDK also provides support for the numerically-lossless JPEG2000, and ISO-certified compressed image format commonly used for geospatial imagery.
ERDAS ECW/JP2 SDK is offered as four different editions:
- ERDAS ECW/JP2 SDK Server Read-Write provides tools to enable server applications to read ECW, ECWP, and JPEG2000 data, serve ECW and JPEG2000 data, and compress images into the ECW and JPEG2000 data formats.
- ERDAS ECW/JP2 SDK Server Read-Only provides tools to enable end-user server applications to read ECW, ECWP and JPEG2000 data and serve ECW and JPEG2000 data via third-party server applications. For ESRI ArcGIS Server customers, please refer to ECW for ArcGIS Server.
- ERDAS ECW/JP2 SDK Desktop Read-Write provides tools to enable desktop applications to read ECW, ECWP and JPEG2000 and compress images into ECW and JPEG2000 data formats.
- ERDAS ECW/JP2 SDK Desktop Read-Only is a free product that provides tools to enable desktop applications to read ECW, ECWP and JPEG2000.
Increases Speed & Reduces Hardware Requirements
Using minimal memory, ECW can rapidly compress massive files to smaller sizes than other formats while still preserving the quality of the images. ECW files can then be reopened quickly, in many cases faster than uncompressed imagery. Additionally, multi-resolution level of detail is built into the file, eliminating the need to generate, store or distribute separate pyramids or overviews. Enhanced Compression Wavelet Protocol (ECWP) allows streaming of ECW and JPEG2000 images, enabling rapid delivery of large quantities of imagery over the internet to thousands of users with standard server hardware of just eight cores or less.
Proven, Robust Support
Originally used in the ER Mapper products, this SDK has been implemented in all Intergraph Geospatial software. ERDAS IMAGINE, LPS, and ERDAS APOLLO use the SDK to provide support for these wavelet compression and transmission technologies. For over ten years, this industry-proven SDK has produced stable, high-quality commercial applications.
Timesaving Open Source Integration
Save time by accessing each of the ERDAS ECW/JP2 SDKs via the Geospatial Data Abstraction Library (GDAL), GeoServer, and MapServer interfaces. By simply adding a licensed ERDAS ECW/JPEG2000 SDK, developers already using open source tools can easily provide ECW and JPEG2000 read, write, and streaming of ECW and JPEG2000 data support in applications without learning an additional toolkit.