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Gazebo Static Map Plugin not loading.

asked 2019-09-13 13:37:38 -0500

BillThePlatypus gravatar image

updated 2019-09-16 11:11:06 -0500

I am trying to use the Gazebo static map plugin following the tutorial at However, when I launch Gazebo, with the command gazebo --verbose, the world appears white, and an error shows in the console.

[Err] [Plugin.hh:180] Failed to load plugin cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

I've looked throughout my computer, but I can't find this file, and as far as I can tell, it should come with Gazebo. What do I need to do to fix this?

This is on Gazebo 9.0.0 with ROS Melodic on Ubuntu 18.04.

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the link appears to be broken. Can you fix it? I never heard of Static Map Plugin and was not able to find any reference on google search.

kumpakri gravatar imagekumpakri ( 2019-09-16 08:06:52 -0500 )edit

I've fixed the link. I made a mistake copying it over from ROS answers.

BillThePlatypus gravatar imageBillThePlatypus ( 2019-09-16 11:11:34 -0500 )edit

I found this plugin in folder /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/gazebo-7/plugins.

kumpakri gravatar imagekumpakri ( 2019-09-17 07:51:45 -0500 )edit

I looked in that location, and the file isn't there. I have installed Gazebo through the ros-melodic-desktop-full package. Did you install Gazebo another way, or with extra packages?

BillThePlatypus gravatar imageBillThePlatypus ( 2019-09-17 16:49:53 -0500 )edit

I have definitely used one of those approaches to install Gazebo.

kumpakri gravatar imagekumpakri ( 2019-09-19 05:01:30 -0500 )edit

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answered 2019-09-23 13:48:46 -0500

BillThePlatypus gravatar image

After a lot of searching and building from source, I discovered that the static map plugin is for Gazebo 10, not Gazebo 9.

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