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i have a Hokuyo-Scanner (UTM-30LX-EW) and i would like to create a 2D-Map with gmapping and visualize this in realtime with Rviz. Can anyone tell me what the best way is to do this?

my Steps are: $ roscore $ rosrun urg_node urg_node _ip_address:="" scan:=base_scan $ rosrun gmapping slam_gmapping scan:base_scan $ rosrun rviz rviz --> add map --> set topic to "map" --> set fixed frame to "map"

Rviz shows a massage "no map received!"

Is there any simple way to create and view a map by using Hokuyo-Scanner over Ethernet? or what do i wrong?

thanks and best regards

Originally posted by Twista3579 on ROS Answers with karma: 31 on 2015-02-18

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Comment by dornhege on 2015-02-18:
Do you have odometry?

Comment by Twista3579 on 2015-02-18:
No, i have only the scanner


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Gmapping requires odometry. Check out hector_slam.

Originally posted by dornhege with karma: 31395 on 2015-02-18

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