[ros-users] Release: OctoMap 1.2 and updated octomap_mapping stack for diamondback, electric & unstable

Armin Hornung HornungA at informatik.uni-freiburg.de
Wed Aug 17 15:14:44 UTC 2011

I'm pleased to announce the release of OctoMap 1.2, along with the 
updated octomap_mapping ROS stack for diamondback, electric, and 
unstable (see http://octomap.sf.net/ and 
http://www.ros.org/wiki/octomap_mapping). This is major step up from the 
OctoMap 1.0 release and features many under-the-hood improvements 
(speedup, leaner code, testing, bug fixes) as well as an improved 
interface for fellow developers. Key features of the new version are: an 
adjustable sensor model, node-iterators, time-stamped nodes, and an 
improved make system. A clean separation of the visualization library 
means that the octomap_mapping stack no longer depends on Qt or OpenGL 
(our visualization "octovis" will be released later as an additional ROS 
package). Furthermore, all output in the octomap package is now using 
proper ROS log levels (thanks to Eric Perko for the patch).

Detailed changelog: 

Download OctoMap (stand-alone library and visualization): 

ROS packages for diamondback, electric, and unstable are being built and 
will be available soon. Until then, you can get the octomap_mapping 
stack from http://code.google.com/p/alufr-ros-pkg/

Your friendly neighborhood OctoMap team (Kai and Armin)

Armin Hornung
Humanoid Robots Lab, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Contact: http://www.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/~hornunga

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