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asked 2014-11-02 18:56:28 -0600

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I'm still new to ROS so I don't know much... but I was wondering where do you guys usually get the map from for the map_server.


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answered 2014-11-02 19:05:59 -0600

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You can either use an existing map or create your own. For creating a new map, you can use gmapping

For existing maps, you can find some examples here .

A map is defined by an image file where black means obstacle and white means free (depending on some threshold on pixel intensity) and by a .YAML file where map resolution, origin and some thresholds are defined. More information on the map_server page.

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