I have ECW imagery I want to store in my spatial database. I am using QGIS and a PostGIS database. How do I do it? Everything I have read so far (its actually unreadable to me) seems way too complicated when I was hoping for a drag'n'drop, cut'n'paste or "import to database" kind of solution. I'm a geographer not an IT boffin. Anything out there, or should I buy an Esri license?
What operating system are you using? I suspect you are using windows. If so you should go to Start Menu>Programs >QGIS>Osgeo shell. This will open a shell where you can use the raster2pgsql command as specified in the tutorials. In order to get the path where your raster is use the file explorer and copy the path. Remember to quote the full path as it might be having spaces eg “C:/users/Documents/test.tif” Alternatively look at this answer Loading a raster using QGIS into a PostGIS2.0 enabled database If the above solutions do not work for you please consider investing the money you were to use for an Esri License to sponsor a QGIS developer to write a GUI for you and the whole community will benefit. Get in touch