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Which 3D mapping packages support saving the map to a file?

asked 2015-10-27 08:41:47 -0600

ryankchilton gravatar image

I'm looking for a mapping package that will use velodyne pointCloud2 messages and a localization producer to build a 3D map. After the map is created, I'd like to be able to save the map to file and load it for later review. Which mapping packages would you recommend for this?

  • A nice-to-have feature would also be coloring the 3D data with an image feed from a camera.
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Hi, I am wondering if you had any luck and if you could share your findings/experience.

chukcha2 gravatar image chukcha2  ( 2016-02-17 13:46:08 -0600 )edit

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answered 2015-10-30 13:37:48 -0600

l0g1x gravatar image

Ive used the rtabmap_ros package and it works really well. It has its own map format which is saved (huge files obviously). Hope you have a fast computer.. (:

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Could you please elaborate. Did you use rtabmap_ros with velodyne's pointCloud2 messages? Did you use any other sensors? What was your setup? Thank you.

chukcha2 gravatar image chukcha2  ( 2016-02-17 13:48:12 -0600 )edit

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