- Plugin for ECW and JPEG2000 Raster Formats for GDAL 1.6
- Requires gdal16 and manually-installed ECW 3.3 Runtime libraries
- Maintainer is FrankWarmerdam
Installing ECW SDK
The GDAL ECW Plugin requires the ECW 3.3 Runtime library, which was distributed by ERDAS, but is no longer available for download (see pkg-gdal17-ecw for newer version that is available for download from ERDAS). In order to use the runtime libraries, the end user is required to install the DLLs into a system directory. E.g., for 32-bit versions of Windows, this is
C:\Windows\system32, and for 64-bit versions this directory is
See the pkg-gdal-ecw for details on how to manually install the ECW SDK. The underlying SDK only needs to be installed once for both the gdal-ecw and gda16-ecw plugins.