The Save method saves the current state of an ENVIAnnotationSet to a file.


; Start the application
e = ENVI()
; Open an input file
file = FILEPATH('qb_boulder_msi', $
raster = e.OpenRaster(file)
; Display the raster layer
View = e.GetView()
RasterLayer = View.CreateLayer(raster)
; Create an annotation set using Geographic Lat/Lon
; WGS-84 as the spatial reference
annotation = ENVIAnnotationSet(/GEOGRAPHIC)
; Label the community park
annotation.AddCircle, $
-105.22101050, 39.9917, $ ; X and Y coordinates
  [300.0, 200.0], $ ; ellipse axes (m)
  LINE_COLOR='lime green', NAME='Park polygon'
annotation.AddText, $
  -105.22118409, 39.99424191, $ ; X and Y coordinates
  'East Boulder!C Community Park', $
  GLYPH_COLOR='lime green', NAME='Park label'
; Label the reservoir
  -105.20407487D, 39.99911740D, $ ; X and Y coordinates
  'Baseline!C Reservoir', $
  GLYPH_COLOR='light sky blue', NAME='Reservoir label'
; Save the annotation set
outFile = e.GetTemporaryFilename()
annotation.Save, outFile
; Display the annotation layer
AnnLayer = View.CreateLayer(annotation)


ENVIAnnotationSet.Save [, URI] [, ERROR=value]


URI (optional)

Specify a fully qualified path to an output annotation file (.anz). If you do not specify URI, the current URI will be overwritten with the latest changes.



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 5.6.1


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