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ROS gpsd client Subscriber node (fix)

asked 2018-03-20 14:48:19 -0500

Khan gravatar image

updated 2018-03-21 13:31:37 -0500

I want to write subscriber node for ROS GPSD client which is publishing GPS coordinates on topic "/fix". I don't know exactly what would be the right code and what changes I have to make in CMakeList.txt and package.xml. Below is the code

#include <ros/ros.h>
#include <sensor_msgs/NavSatStatus.h>  
#include <sensor_msgs/NavSatFix.h>
using namespace gps_common;
void callback(const sensor_msgs::NavSatFixConstPtr& fix) {
  if (fix->status.status == sensor_msgs::NavSatStatus::STATUS_NO_FIX) {
   ROS_INFO("No fix.");

 if (fix->header.stamp == ros::Time(0)) {
printf("\n Latitude = %f and Logitude = %f ",fix->latitude, fix->logitude);  

int main (int argc, char **argv) {
 ros::init(argc, argv, "gps_collect");
 ros::NodeHandle node;
 ros::Subscriber fix_sub = node.subscribe("fix", 10, callback);
 return 0;
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Have you gone through the tutorials? These cover the basics (subscribing, publishing, etc.) pretty well. Are you getting any errors that you can post? I can't imagine that this code compiles with return statements in a void function.

jayess gravatar image jayess  ( 2018-03-20 16:46:48 -0500 )edit

Also, in one of your includes you're mixing " with <.

jayess gravatar image jayess  ( 2018-03-20 16:47:54 -0500 )edit

And just to make sure you've seen it: gpsd_client. There's nothing wrong with wanting to learn how to do something yourself btw.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2018-03-21 02:05:06 -0500 )edit

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answered 2018-03-26 11:06:31 -0500

Khan gravatar image

updated 2018-03-26 11:24:48 -0500

The code is fine and its working. Thanks

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To whom are you addressing this comment? @jayess was right: before you edited the code in your question text, there was mixup with " instead of < in one of your #include statements.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2018-03-26 11:12:09 -0500 )edit

If you've resolved your problem then please post the solution. If not, then please turn your answer into a comment.

gvdhoorn gravatar image gvdhoorn  ( 2018-03-26 11:12:35 -0500 )edit

If I am working on ROS and dont know to deal with syntax error then I would say I need to learn basic C/C++. Anyways I never had these brackets error, those were bcs of copy and paste. The problem here was I have to make few changes in CMakelist.txt and Package.xml file.

Khan gravatar image Khan  ( 2018-03-26 11:20:21 -0500 )edit

The above code is solution for capturing GPS Coordinates from fix(ros gpsgd client topic); Extra things you need is the right CMakelist.txt(add sensor_msgs) and Package.xml. Thanks and sorry for inconvenience

Khan gravatar image Khan  ( 2018-03-26 11:22:52 -0500 )edit

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