As part of the driver's SIG's efforts to add some officially supported GPS drivers to ROS, I'm proposing a new NMEA GPS Driver (based on the existing cyphy_ros_gps driver ). You can find the driver's wiki page here: http://ros.org/wiki/nmea_gps_driver
nmea_gps_driver is a simple NMEA driver. It supports reading NMEA strings from a serial port and outputting the appropriate ROS messages. Currently supported output messages are sensor_msgs/NavSatFix for positional information, geometry_msgs/TwistStamped for velocity information reported by the GPS unit and sensor_msgs/TimeReference to output the current time according to the GPS unit. This driver is meant to be cross-platform and avoid a dependency on GPSd.
I've created an API review page:
If you are interested in this driver, please take a look at the ROS API of the nmea_gps_driver unary stack and share your comments on the review page. If you do leave a comment, please add your name to the list of reviewers and subscribe to the page in order to receive notifications of replies.
- Eric Perko