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GeoCompressor 2020 Update 2 Release Announcement

by Technical Evangelist on ‎08-27-2020 08:20 AM (126 Views)

Hexagon Geospatial announces the release of GeoCompressor 2020 Update 2 for Windows and Linux


GeoCompressor 2020 is a stand-alone data preparation tool to rapidly compress imagery data to ECW or JPEG 2000 file formats. GeoCompressor 2020 Update 2 provides incremental improvements and bug fixes to previous releases.



  • Geospatial Licensing Administrator 2020 

Install Instructions 

  • Refer to the GeoCompressor User Guide.
  • This is a full installer, uninstall the previous version, then install this one.
  • Older versions can be installed side by side into a separate folder where needed.

Selected Highlights  

  • Default output version for ECW is now 3.
  • Default block size for ECW v3 files is now 128 x 128.
  • Viewer crash when selecting statistics on opacity channel for ECW vs files.
  • Ability to specify background colour without using an opacity channel.
  • Fixed missing library dependencies on CentOS8/RHEL8.
  • Log file now prints input metadata from GDAL, the output block size, and the number of data blocks and null blocks.
  • User can now use the "Shapefile / Feature Id" dialog when choosing region/featureId for opacity channel (rather than text input).
  • Compressing ER Mapper Algorithm file containing 16 bit images to 8 bit ECW would fail.