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openslam_gmapping or slam_gmapping?

asked 2016-02-01 19:09:03 -0600

hyena07 gravatar image


I am a beginner with ROS, i successfully installed ROS indigo on my Ubuntu laptop and now i want to install a slam solution to test with my robot. I was searching for gmapping and found out that there are two gmappping packages available to download out there. this may be a very newbie question but could somebody please tell me what is the difference between openslam_gmapping and slam_gmapping packages?

which one is better to download and install?

I really appreciate the answer.

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answered 2016-02-02 03:19:10 -0600

learner88 gravatar image

both is required. slam_gmapping is the package you are looking at but it relies on openslam_gmapping for dependencies.

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How to install openslam_gmapping? I can't find the github repository for the ros package. I am on melodic.

Subodh Malgonde gravatar image Subodh Malgonde  ( 2018-08-08 03:05:01 -0600 )edit

You install openslam_gmapping in the same way as slam_gmapping installed: clone git and build the package. Link for both packages:

nigeno gravatar image nigeno  ( 2021-12-20 13:27:17 -0600 )edit

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