ECW is one of the most widely used formats for storing and displaying raster files, like aerial photographs or satellite images. And that's logicial. ECW combines a high compression rate with quality protection and fast display. This makes it also an ideal format for server environments, because of large numbers of users accessing data at the same time. Getting the image quickly is an important factor of the total viewing experience of an end user.
ECW is an ERDAS own format and is available throughout its range of serverproductcs, the ERDAS APOLLO Platform.
From ArcGIS Server 10 onwards, a license is available to get ECW inside this platform as well, taking advantage of the qualities of this format. ECW for ArcGIS Server uses the latest ECW SDK (version 4.2), resulting in faster performance than any other format on the market today.
ECW for ArcGIS Server is licensed on top of your ArcGIS Server environment and is based on the number of cores used.
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