[ros-users] Standard GPS Message

Bill Morris morris at ee.ccny.cuny.edu
Fri May 21 22:02:42 UTC 2010

I want to see if the GPS message format can be standardized, and I was
wondering if anyone had pointers on what steps need to be taken to get
the message format(s) considered for the D-Turtle release.

The review process for camera_info_manager seemed to work well enough so
perhaps something like that can be used.

Right now I'm writing a driver for a GPS that does not work with gpsd,
and our lab is working on building some graphical GPS tools so it is
probably a good time to standardize the message format before we get
much further.

I think the gpsd message format looks like a good start, but I would
also like to see some sort of waypoint format as well. This will help
ensure that all of the tools developed are interoperable.

Current Formats

Are there any other GPS formats in use?

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