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use point to present laserscan data?

asked 2012-06-17 06:58:58 -0500

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updated 2012-06-21 22:12:04 -0500


I am new to opengl, and I have some questions about presenting laserscan data on android. In the tutorial code (android_tutorial_teleop), triangle fan shape is used to present laser scan data. Why triangle fan shape is chosen here to present the data? Can we use just point shape instead?

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which tutorial code are you using? rviz is usually used to visualize data in ros. for laserscan, shows the available rendering styles.

weiin gravatar image weiin  ( 2012-06-17 15:08:02 -0500 )edit

Sorry, forgot to mention that. I am using android_tutorial_teleop to visualize laser scan data.

ira gravatar image ira  ( 2012-06-21 22:11:21 -0500 )edit

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answered 2012-06-22 00:25:51 -0500

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It's visualization, so it's up to you. Choose whatever you like. Points are a common display for laser scans. One reason for choosing a triangle fan might be that it appears "filled out" and thus is better visible.

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