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Hi everyone,

I managed to run gmapping to build a map from logged data. progress is going on for an hour. sequences i followed

$roscore $rosparam set use_sim_time true $rosrun gmapping slam_gmapping scan:=base_scan $rosbag play

Is there any way I can visualize progressing map real time?

best regards Hossain

Originally posted by cognitiveRobot on ROS Answers with karma: 167 on 2013-09-18

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In rviz, you should be able to add a map display on the left of the screen. Then set the topic to /map which is the default from gmapping. YOu might then need to set the 'fixed frame' to /map as well at the top left of rviz.

rviz shouldn't care that you are using a bagfile vs realtime topic data stream. :)

Originally posted by Dereck with karma: 1070 on 2013-09-18

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Comment by cognitiveRobot on 2013-10-02:
Thanks a lot Dereck. It worked.

Comment by Dereck on 2013-10-02:
I'm glad! It would be cool if you could mark the answer as correct by clicking the checkmark to the left. :)


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