The GetOpenData function method returns a reference to an E3DLidar object that is already open.

This method has been deprecated. Use ENVIPointCloudViewer::GetOpenData instead.


; Get the ENVI LiDAR session
e = E3De(/CURRENT)
; Get the lidar object that is open in the user interface
lidar = e.GetOpenData()
; Print number of points and extents
print, lidar.Total_Number_Of_Points
print, lidar.Data_Range
; Close any open lidar objects


Result = E3De.GetOpenData([, ERROR=variable])

Return Value

This method returns a reference to an E3DLidar object.



Set this keyword to a named variable that will contain any error message issued during execution of this routine. If no error occurs, the ERROR variable will be set to a null string (''). If an error occurs and the routine is a function, then the function result will be undefined.

When this keyword is not set and an error occurs, ENVI returns to the caller and execution halts. In this case, the error message is contained within !ERROR_STATE and can be caught using IDL's CATCH routine. See IDL Help for more information on !ERROR_STATE and CATCH.

See Manage Errors for more information on error handling in ENVI programming.

Version History



ENVI 5.3 Obsolete

See Also

E3De, E3DLidar