I'm wondering if there is a way to use ECW images in MapInfo without having to 'register' the image as I bring it in?
I mean, ECW images are already rectified (well the ones I use for GIS are anyway) with coordinate system information embedded into the header of the image. Other GIS applications such as ArcGIS, Quantum GIS, gvSIG etc will load an ECW image generally without any problems... and without trying to rectify, that which is already rectified!
Of course, my valid fear is that by choosing the 'register' option when I open the ECW in MapInfo, I'll alter (possibly for the worse) the geo-rectification already applied to the image. I don't want to do that.
I have a potential client who's already acquired MapInfo and needs to help setting up.
Any thoughts &/or help appreciated.
(Summit GIS and Mapping).
EDIT (27/10/2011): Using MapInfo Professional 11.0