I just received a batch of imagery for my project area in 2 formats: Geotiff (RGBI) and ECW. The imagery looks very similar and covers the same footprint, but the file size difference is massive: 270GB for the Geotiffs vs 11GB for the ECW.
Is there any added value in the RGBI Geotiffs I should be aware of? Is it even worth taking up this kind of server space to store this data?
The intended uses include map making, landscape change monitoring, visualization, and supporting engineering work... but always looking for new & interesting ways to make use of the information we have.