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TF_OLD_DATA ignoring data from the past, when rosbag twice

asked 2018-11-21 07:21:43 -0500

zhonghao gravatar image

Hey everyone,

Bascially, I use the rosnode to process rosbag to create my database, and I would like to feed rosbag to this node again, but the node just don't work and have the error msgs,

Warning: TF_OLD_DATA ignoring data from the past for frame depth at time 727885 according to authority unknown_publisher Possible reasons are listed at

According to the link abobe : The fix for this is to send an Empty message the topic /reset_time. There is a button in rviz to do this.

But I dont find it in rviz, any help here?

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answered 2019-03-19 13:27:29 -0500

lucasw gravatar image

updated 2019-03-19 13:30:01 -0500

The wiki message is somewhat unclear, especially out of context- /reset_time is only for simulators (maybe gazebo?) that support it, the rviz reset button only resets that instance of rviz

The time panel also lets you reset the visualizer's internal time state -- this causes a reset of all the displays, as well as a reset of tf's internal cache of data.

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^ It's in the lower left in the Time panel. If the time panel isn't there it should be possible to restore it through the Panel menu.

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