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ROS driver for specific GPS receiver? [closed]

asked 2014-08-12 15:54:59 -0500

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Hello, I'm currently trying to set up a GPS receiver and base station my boss purchased to work in ROS. It is a trimble Ag GPS 542 GNSS receiver. I tried looking online to see if there were any ROS drivers already written for this specific model, but didn't have any. I was wondering if anyone knew of any ros drivers that might be compatible with this device, either a specific one or a more general one that could be adapted specifically for use with this receiver.

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mysteriousmonkey29 gravatar image mysteriousmonkey29  ( 2014-08-12 15:55:36 -0500 )edit

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answered 2014-08-12 16:57:00 -0500

updated 2014-08-12 17:00:19 -0500

Most GPS use NMEA 0183 that transmits a sentence over serial. Does it have serial port? If it does, try this nmea_navsat_driver. According to this manual it uses NMEA 0183.

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Ok, I will try this out. Is it a problem that the project I'm going to try to integrate this into is in C++, while this package appears to be in python?

mysteriousmonkey29 gravatar image mysteriousmonkey29  ( 2014-08-13 13:03:40 -0500 )edit

Not if you are not modifying the code. If you just use the NavSatFix msg you should be fine.

tonybaltovski gravatar image tonybaltovski  ( 2014-08-13 15:47:17 -0500 )edit

Cool, not planning on modifying the code (provided it works as is). However, I am encountering some setup problems that I have turned into a new question here: http://answers.ros.org/question/19008... If you have time do you know what I'm doing wrong in the installation? I downloaded it with git clone but can't get catkin_make to recognize it as a new package, or to generate the actual executables I want to use.

mysteriousmonkey29 gravatar image mysteriousmonkey29  ( 2014-08-13 16:21:08 -0500 )edit

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