[ros-users] Release: OctoMap 1.5

Armin Hornung HornungA at informatik.uni-freiburg.de
Mon Aug 27 15:14:08 UTC 2012

I'm pleased to announce the release of OctoMap 1.5 (see 
http://octomap.sf.net/ and http://www.ros.org/wiki/octomap). Along with 
our 3D visualization tool "octovis", the octomap distribution now also 
includes "dynamicEDT3D", a library for dynamically updatable 3D distance 
maps by C. Sprunk, B. Lau, and W. Burgard.

The main change in OctoMap 1.5 is a better polished API: deep-copy 
constructor on trees, == operators, key / coordinate conversion 
functions, delete functionality on nodes. octovis can now perform basic 
editing operations on octrees e.g. to clean up 3D map files. The API is 
backwards-compatible, old functions got deprecated and only deprecated 
parts of 1.4 and before are now deleted.

Detailed changelog: 

Download OctoMap (stand-alone library and visualization): 

Ubuntu binary packages will be part of the ROS groovy release. Already 
now, you can download the source and compile your ROS packages against 
it with the standard CMake "find_package" functionality.

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

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