The package provides a means of visualizing GPS and map data using the Open Street Maps GTK Widget.
gpsd Version 2.92
Updating to the newest version of gpsd_client is also recommended.
Planned future updates include switching to UTM co-ordinate system and a standardized GPS message format.
You can run the gpsd_viewer on a pre-recorded bag file that comes with the package. First, make sure you have the ccny_ground_station stack downloaded and installed by following the instructions here.
Next, make sure you have the necessary tools installed:
1 rosmake rviz rosbag
Finally, run the demo:
1 roslaunch gpsd_viewer demo.launch
You should then see a map display and a moving marker for the position data that was recorded.
gpsd_viewerThis node provides a map and displays a marker indicating the position obtained from a gps_common/GPSFix message.
Subscribed Topics/fix (gps_common/GPSFix)
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