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asked 2012-08-31 21:51:52 -0600

ahmad malkawi gravatar image

how to create map in yaml format ??

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answered 2012-08-31 22:40:11 -0600

updated 2012-08-31 22:41:57 -0600

The [map_name].yaml file only contains metadata about the map, which is given as a separate [map_name].pgm image file. You can create maps by using a SLAM algorithm and saving it using the map_saver tool. In principle, you can also edit maps by editing .pgm files with a graphics editing program of your choice.

Most relevant information can be found on the map_server wiki page.

How to generate maps with SLAM algorithms is described here (gmapping) and here (hector_mapping).

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So I can use GIMP to make a map even? If I then go on to write the meta-data (.yaml) file myself? What colors should I use for the map? Thank you.

2ROS0 gravatar image 2ROS0  ( 2014-07-15 18:51:49 -0600 )edit

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