Can Gazebo support .kml or other visual map file?

asked 2017-10-31 20:17:42 -0500

Ji Cai gravatar image

KML is a file format used to display geographic data in an Earth browser such as Google Earth. My question is that,I want to fly ardupilot in visual world, and I 'd like to simulate it in gazebo,however, I can not find out a 3d visual world map file. Would you mind to share your experience about how to load visual world in gazebo with me? Thank you!

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I just finished writing a Gazebo Plugin for importing .kml files. It's very basic and at the moment it actually suits my needs. I would be willing to put it up as an open source project, if there are willing potential contributors around, such that it can be expanded in capabilities. For example, I only work with place markers, but I'd also like to have it render extruded polygons that were defined in the KML. Let me know if interested Cheers Galto

Galto2000 gravatar imageGalto2000 ( 2017-11-01 12:01:44 -0500 )edit