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what is the meaning of tags in csv files from autoware semantic maps

asked 2019-05-23 03:46:02 -0500

jose.rincon gravatar image

Hi guys, I started working with autoware because I want to use the semantic map for my research in indoor robotics, however I cant find information relate to it, how it is built and the tags that are used, for example for the lane.csv the columns have names like lno, lanecfgfg, etc. How do I know what these tags mean and how the car uses it?

Is it there a document where I can find the architecture of how the semantic maps are being created and consumed?

I appreciate your help, thank you very much.

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answered 2019-05-23 21:05:44 -0500

Masaya Kataoka gravatar image

Hi! Do you mean vector map?? It is internal format of a map company in Japan.( We also think using internal format is very very bad in terms of usability of Autoware. So, we are talking about changing to other open map format such as OpenDrive,Lanelet. ( )

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thank you for your answer

jose.rincon gravatar image jose.rincon  ( 2019-05-26 19:58:57 -0500 )edit

Hi! I can not find more information about in “”,Would you mind providing more specific weblink ?Thanks!

GaoRui gravatar image GaoRui  ( 2020-07-08 01:42:37 -0500 )edit

answered 2019-05-23 20:38:47 -0500

simon-t4 gravatar image


If by semantic maps you mean the vector map format, unfortunately Vector Maps is a proprietary map format owned by a third party company. Documentation is not available.

Autoware Release 1.12 ( ) will include map converters to open source formats such as Lanelets2 (OSM format).

In general they contain information describing road layout, lane rules (changing, branching, merging) and traffic signal information, which is used to verify vehicle routes.

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thank you for the information I will give a look

jose.rincon gravatar image jose.rincon  ( 2019-05-26 19:58:44 -0500 )edit

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