[ros-users] Standard GPS Message

Jack O'Quin jack.oquin at gmail.com
Sat May 22 03:03:52 UTC 2010

On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 9:35 PM, Tully Foote <tfoote at willowgarage.com> wrote:

> With regards to a location of a potential GPS message within the ROS package
> ecosystem, as the maintainer of common_msgs this seems like a strong
> candidate for inclusion in the sensor_msgs package.

Good idea. I hadn't thought of that. I was imagining a new package
defining both the messages and some utility functions.

Putting just the messages in sensor_msgs is better. There might end up
being two or three messages, depending on how people decide to
structure it.

> As for the library components doing a package proposal for gps_common would
> be a good idea.

I just realized that Ken Tossell already has a gps_common package in
the umd-ros-pkg (University of Maryland). Looks like it only has a
message definition right now.

Whether we call it that or something similar, should it be a separate
stack or part of some existing one?

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