Trying to set up Hector SLAM with the RPLidar A2. I downloaded both rplidar_ros-master and hector_slam-catkin and extracted them into my catkin_ws/src folder and ran catkin_make. Then I edited the mapping_default.launch file and changed the next to last line:
<node pkg="tf" type="static_transform_publisher" name="base_to_laser_broadcaster" args="0 0 0 0 0 0 base_link laser 100" />
Then, after running the roslaunch command on rplidar.launch and on tutorial.launch RVIZ starts but fails to generate a map and gives the warning:
No tf data. Actual error: Fixed Frame [map] does not exist
Do I need to add the 'map' Fixed Frame to the tf node in my 'mapping_default.launch' file?