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rviz with an existing point cloud

asked 2019-07-16 11:51:26 -0500

tigershark gravatar image

How can I visualize an existing point cloud in rviz? I went through tutorials but it appears they use sensor data. I have a point cloud in bpf format and have tools to convert it to las format as well.

I am using ROS Melodic on Ubuntu 18.04.

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answered 2019-07-17 03:59:29 -0500

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You can convert it from a las to pcd using the las2pcdtool provided here: and then use the pcd_to_pointcloud node in pcl_rosto publish the pointcloud as (similar to

rosrun pcl_ros pcd_to_pointcloud <file.pcd> [ <interval> ]

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