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dispaying the data of /odom (nav_msgs/Odometry) UTM-encoded position in RVIZ

asked 2012-09-02 18:01:20 -0600

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Fuerte on Ubuntu 12.04

The goal is to display the odometry of the robot in RVIZ.

I am using the Xsens-mtig gps imu module. I used the package cyphy_xsens_mtig package which publishes /fix and then gps_common package which subscribes to /fix and publishes /odom (nav_msgs/Odometry) which is a UTM-encoded position.

I launched RVIZ and and selected the /base_imu frame id . The odometry display type in rviz shows that the messages are being received but i am not able to see the GPS location in rviz. I have tried all the views possible but it just shows a line which is a reference to TF.

I guess that some link is missing between the TF of GPS and UTM..If any one has any idea, please let me know

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answered 2012-09-05 22:40:36 -0600

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Got the answer. The gps_common package does not publish any TF data. So I have added a TF broadcaster and am able to view the TF data in RVIZ.

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