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Highly Efficient Compression

Managing big data can be challenging – especially large volumes of geospatial imagery that are constantly changing. Organizations today require superior solutions for storing massive raster libraries and delivering data on demand. Consumers want high quality imagery delivery, and expect data to stream rapidly into their chosen desktop, web, or mobile application. Raster data repositories continue to expand at an increasing rate as imagery is collected more frequently, over larger coverage areas, and at higher resolutions and bit depth. As a consequence, pressure is growing to reduce storage space and the associated management cost, while also decreasing server loads and network traffic for data delivery.


Enhanced Compression Wavelet (ECW) is a high-performance, image-compression format designed specifically for geospatial imagery. ECW technology provides exceptional compression, capable of reducing terabyte-sized files to five percent of their original size, while retaining the image’s full visual quality. This optimized compression technology delivers faster display performance for imagery as well as processing and transfer throughout an organization, reducing overall data duplication and storage costs.

Key Benefits

  1. Shrink Big Data: Preserve critical information while saving space with simple, cost-effective and powerful compression for both imagery and point cloud data.
  2. Rapid Generation & Delivery: Create ECW files faster than 25 MB per second, with delivery benchmarked as the industry’s fastest.
  3. Tremendous Disk Space Savings: ECW can compress imagery to 5% to 10% of the original size, while remaining visually lossless.

For more details,  Download ECW and ECWP Brochure

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