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How to use a gps to generate a map

asked 2012-02-17 03:44:59 -0500

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I was wondering, if its possible to use the /odom(obtained from converting lat and longitude from gps) to generate a map.

Am using a Xsens mti_g device. Using cyphy lab ros driver Converted the lat and log using gps_common/utm_odometry_node

Regards, AJ

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Were you planning on using any other sensor, or just a map of all the places the GPS went?

David Lu gravatar image David Lu  ( 2012-02-17 08:20:45 -0500 )edit

thank you for your response Mr also using a Hokuyo Laser Scanner

AJ gravatar image AJ  ( 2012-02-20 16:00:47 -0500 )edit

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answered 2012-02-20 18:57:56 -0500

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I have no idea how accurate the map will be, but you should be able to use the odom readings to get the required transforms needed for mapping.

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i am able to get the odom by using the gps_common utm_odometry_node.. But the value is not stable..

AJ gravatar image AJ  ( 2012-02-21 15:15:57 -0500 )edit

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