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I want to display GoogleMap within Rviz but Rviz does not.

asked 2022-09-08 02:51:13 -0500

donguri gravatar image

updated 2023-06-18 09:46:35 -0500

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  • Ubuntu 20.04
  • ROS Noetic
  • Rover : ZED-F9P

What I want to do

I want to display GoogleMap in Rviz.

Current status

  • Execute the following commands referring to the following URL.

cd catkin_ws/src
git clone
cd ... /
catkin build
  • Get Google Static Map API key.
  • Set the obtained Google Static Map API key in gps_rviz_plugin/config/google_static_map_api_key.yaml.
  • Commented out rosbag play in gps_rviz_plugin/launch/gps_rviz_plugin.launch.
  • Launch gps_rviz_plugin.launch.

    roslaunch gps_rviz_plugin gps_rviz_plugin.launch

  • Add OverlayGpsDisplay of gps_rviz_plugin in rviz and set fix in Topic.

What is currently happening

Rviz starts up but the map is not showing up.


  1. I have not included the base station information in the steps so far, is there a place to put it?


Please help me with any information you know. And, please let me know if you have any further questions.

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answered 2022-09-09 15:27:06 -0500

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I would recommend reviewing tickets on the repository: and if you can't find one related to your situation open one there. It could be that there needs to be better documentation, or you could be hitting a bug.

That repository looks to have been last updated 5 years ago, and things many have changed in that time that needs updates.

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Thank you for your appropriate response.

And sorry for the delay in replying.

I was able to solve this issue.

I left out sending base station information to Ubuntu.

./str2str -in ntrip://[MountPoint] -out serial://ttyACM0:230400

However, I get a lot of other errors.

If you know of a solution, we would appreciate it if you could answer our questions as well.

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donguri gravatar image donguri  ( 2022-09-16 02:21:55 -0500 )edit

answered 2022-09-16 02:23:53 -0500

donguri gravatar image

updated 2022-09-18 22:09:57 -0500

jayess gravatar image

Send base station information to UbuntuPC.

./str2str -in ntrip://[MountPoint] -out serial://ttyACM0:230400
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