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how can i convert laser scan to point cloud with laser_geometry?

asked 2016-05-23 08:03:52 -0500

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updated 2016-05-23 08:04:20 -0500


I have 2d laser scanner LMS100. I want to convert laserscan to point cloud data. I learned that laser_geometry package do this job. But there isnt any tutorial for this package ( )

so please tell me how to do it with this package?

Thanks a lot,


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Hi, I have the same problem, did you solved it, please help me with this, i am not able to understand how can i achieve this !! thank you

Nikka gravatar image Nikka  ( 2017-07-14 02:24:07 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-05-23 08:29:44 -0500

vigir_laserscan_to_pointcloud uses laser_geometry to do this conversion and shows both use cases that are possible:

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i created, builded vigir_lidar_proc to my catkin_ws, it was successful, tried to run laserscan_to_pointcloud_node but nothings happen?In rostopic list it's shown scan and scan_cloud both.How can i see or record pointcloud data?I'm sorry if its stupid to ask, i'm fairly new and dont know what to do?

bsk gravatar image bsk  ( 2016-06-03 07:52:51 -0500 )edit

@bsk you can visualize it on rviz.

trgtylcnky gravatar image trgtylcnky  ( 2016-11-07 05:09:51 -0500 )edit

@trgtylcnky If i want to store the data in point cloud format than what should i do ?

Nikka gravatar image Nikka  ( 2017-07-14 02:31:48 -0500 )edit

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