How do I make ECW files work in Quantum GIS on my Ubuntu 14.04?
By now, wating for ubuntuGIS repository updating for "trusty", I'd advise this procedure (python must be already installed):
- Download (after "sign up") the SDK 5.0 from here;
- Be careful to the licence;
- Install/compile the SDK in a directory (e.g./usr/local/ecwjp2_sdk);
- Download GDAL/OGR source from here;
Install/Compile GDAL with the following syntax:
.`/configure --with-python=yes --with-ecw=/usr/local/ecwjp2_sdk`
Install Qgis from standalone version or from source;
If you don't mind installing gvSIG like I did on my Linux Mint, you will be able to read ECW files and then export them as TIFF. I had no problem reading these new TIFF's in QGIS.