[ros-users] Announcing the Bag Database
kiloreux at gmail.com
Fri May 6 09:19:22 UTC 2016
It would be awesome to have a public data set of bags for trainings
purposes, it'd be hugely useful for some people out there.
On Fri, May 6, 2016 at 1:53 AM, Michael Carroll via ros-users <
ros-users at lists.ros.org> wrote:
> Apologies, meant to reply off list, everybody (and with actual content!)
> This is awesome, +1!
> ~mc mobile
> > On May 5, 2016, at 15:14, "P. J. Reed via ros-users" <
> ros-users at lists.ros.org> wrote:
> > As hinted yesterday, the real project I have to announce is the Bag
> > Database. This is a server that will scan and monitor an arbitrary
> > directory of bag files, index them, and provide a web-based interface
> > that can be used to quickly search through, analyze, and download them.
> > Have you ever wondered, "Do we have any bags that have a TexturedMarker
> > message in them?", or "What did the path this vehicle followed look like
> > on a satellite terrain map?" This will help you answer both of those
> > questions.
> > It was designed primarily for internal use; our team has a NAS on which
> > we store thousands of bag files, many of which are several GB in size,
> > and searching through them by hand was difficult and time-consuming.
> > With the Bag Database, everybody can still use tools such as Samba or
> > SFTP to put their bags on the NAS, and the Bag DB will automatically
> > analyze them and make them available in its UI. We have about 15 TB of
> > bags, and it takes about half a second to search through all of them for
> > arbitrary message types or topics.
> > Features:
> > - Display any of the information about a bag normally obtained through
> > "rosbag info"
> > - Quickly search for bags based on their filename, location, contained
> > message types, or published topics
> > - Filter the visible list of bags based on start and end times,
> > latitude/longitude, size, and more
> > - Store user-entered metadata such as the vehicle name or description
> > - Display the bag's path of GPS coordinates on a MapQuest or Bing map
> > - Use Google's reverse-geocoding API to get a string describing a bag's
> > location from its lat/lon coordinates
> > - Identify duplicate bag files and tell you about them (although this UI
> > could be better...)
> > The Bag Database is a Java servlet that only needs a PostgreSQL database
> > to be useful, and it's easiest to deploy it as a Docker container.
> > Source code, documentation, and installation instructions are all
> > available on GitHub:
> > https://github.com/swri-robotics/bag-database
> > I know it still has a few rough spots I can work out, but I thought now
> > was a good time to go ahead and release it and see how much interest
> > there is.
> > Feel free to submit any issues or feature requests on GitHub, and let me
> > know if you have any other questions about it.
> > --
> > P. J. Reed, Senior Research Analyst
> > (210) 522-6948
> > Intelligent Vehicle Systems (http://ivs.swri.org)
> > Applied Sensing Department (http://appliedsensing.swri.org)
> > Southwest Research Institute (http://www.swri.org)
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