class mrpt::obs::CObservationGPS

This class stores messages from GNSS or GNSS+IMU devices, from consumer-grade inexpensive GPS receivers to Novatel/Topcon/…

advanced RTK solutions.

See mrpt::hwdrivers::CGPSInterface for a class capable of reading from a serial port or any input stream and parsing the ASCII/binary stream into indivual messages stored in mrpt::obs::CObservationGPS objects.

Supported message types are:

Note that this object has two timestamp fields:

Normally, users read and write messages by means of these methods:

Example access to GPS datum:

mrpt::obs::CObservationGPS obs;
//...
if (obs.hasMsgClass<mrpt::obs::gnss::Message_NMEA_GGA>()) {
  const mrpt::obs::gnss::Message_NMEA_GGA &gga =
o.getMsgByClass<mrpt::obs::gnss::Message_NMEA_GGA>();
  //gga.fields.XXX ...
}

[API changed in MRPT 1.4.0] mrpt::obs::CObservationGPS now stores message objects in a more flexible way. API clean-up and extended so the number of GNSS message types is larger and more scalable.

Porting old code: For example, replace observation.GGA_datum.XXX with observation.getMsgByClass<gnss::Message_NMEA_GGA>().fields.XXX, etc.

See also:

CObservation

#include <mrpt/obs/CObservationGPS.h>

class CObservationGPS: public mrpt::obs::CObservation
{
public:
    // typedefs

    typedef std::map<gnss::gnss_message_type_t, gnss::gnss_message_ptr> message_list_t;

    //
fields

    mrpt::poses::CPose3D sensorPose {};
    mrpt::system::TTimeStamp originalReceivedTimestamp {INVALID_TIMESTAMP};
    bool has_satellite_timestamp {false};
    message_list_t messages;

    //
methods

    template <class MSG_CLASS>
    void setMsg(const MSG_CLASS& msg);

    bool hasMsgType(const gnss::gnss_message_type_t type_id) const;

    template <class MSG_CLASS>
    bool hasMsgClass() const;

    mrpt::obs::gnss::gnss_message* getMsgByType(const gnss::gnss_message_type_t type_id);
    const mrpt::obs::gnss::gnss_message* getMsgByType(const gnss::gnss_message_type_t type_id) const;

    template <class MSG_CLASS>
    MSG_CLASS& getMsgByClass();

    template <class MSG_CLASS>
    const MSG_CLASS& getMsgByClass() const;

    template <class MSG_CLASS>
    MSG_CLASS* getMsgByClassPtr();

    template <class MSG_CLASS>
    const MSG_CLASS* getMsgByClassPtr() const;

    void dumpToStream(std::ostream& out) const;
    void dumpToConsole(std::ostream& o) const;
    void clear();
    void swap(CObservationGPS& o);
    virtual void getSensorPose(mrpt::poses::CPose3D& out_sensorPose) const;
    virtual void setSensorPose(const mrpt::poses::CPose3D& newSensorPose);
    virtual void getDescriptionAsText(std::ostream& o) const;
    virtual mrpt::system::TTimeStamp getOriginalReceivedTimeStamp() const;

    static bool GPS_time_to_UTC(
        uint16_t gps_week,
        double gps_sec,
        const int leap_seconds_count,
        mrpt::system::TTimeStamp& utc_out
        );

    static bool GPS_time_to_UTC(
        uint16_t gps_week,
        double gps_sec,
        const int leap_seconds_count,
        mrpt::system::TTimeParts& utc_out
        );

    bool has_GGA_datum() const;
    bool has_RMC_datum() const;
};

Inherited Members

public:
    //
fields

    mrpt::system::TTimeStamp timestamp {mrpt::system::now()};
    std::string sensorLabel;

    //
methods

    mrpt::system::TTimeStamp getTimeStamp() const;
    virtual mrpt::system::TTimeStamp getOriginalReceivedTimeStamp() const;
    virtual bool exportTxtSupported() const;
    virtual std::string exportTxtHeader() const;
    virtual std::string exportTxtDataRow() const;
    virtual void load() const;
    virtual void unload() const;

    template <class METRICMAP>
    bool insertObservationInto(
        METRICMAP* theMap,
        const mrpt::poses::CPose3D* robotPose = nullptr
        ) const;

    virtual void getSensorPose(mrpt::poses::CPose3D& out_sensorPose) const = 0;
    void getSensorPose(mrpt::math::TPose3D& out_sensorPose) const;
    mrpt::math::TPose3D sensorPose() const;
    virtual void setSensorPose(const mrpt::poses::CPose3D& newSensorPose) = 0;
    void setSensorPose(const mrpt::math::TPose3D& newSensorPose);
    virtual void getDescriptionAsText(std::ostream& o) const;
    virtual std::string asString() const;

Fields

mrpt::poses::CPose3D sensorPose {}

The sensor pose on the robot/vehicle.

mrpt::system::TTimeStamp originalReceivedTimestamp {INVALID_TIMESTAMP}

The local computer-based timestamp based on the reception of the message in the computer.

See also:

CObservation::timestamp in the base class, which should contain the accurate satellite-based UTC timestamp.

bool has_satellite_timestamp {false}

If true, CObservation::timestamp has been generated from accurate satellite clock.

Otherwise, no GPS data is available and timestamps are based on the local computer clock.

message_list_t messages

The main piece of data in this class: a list of GNNS messages.

Normally users might prefer to access the list via the methods CObservationGPS::getMsgByClass() and CObservationGPS::setMsg() Typically only one message, may be multiple if all have the same timestamp.

Methods

template <class MSG_CLASS>
void setMsg(const MSG_CLASS& msg)

Stores a message in the list messages, making a copy of the passed object.

Valid message classes are those derived from mrpt::obs::gnss::gnss_message. If another message of the same type exists, it is overwritten.

bool hasMsgType(const gnss::gnss_message_type_t type_id) const

Returns true if the list CObservationGPS::messages contains one of the requested type.

See also:

mrpt::obs::gnss::gnss_message_type_t, CObservationGPS::getMsgByType()

template <class MSG_CLASS>
bool hasMsgClass() const

Like hasMsgType() but allows querying for message classes, from any of those derived from mrpt::obs::gnss::gnss_message.

See also:

CObservationGPS::hasMsgType(),

mrpt::obs::gnss::gnss_message* getMsgByType(const gnss::gnss_message_type_t type_id)

Returns a pointer to the message in the list CObservationGPS::messages of the requested type.

Users normally would prefer using CObservationGPS::getMsgByClass() to avoid having to perform a dynamic_cast<>() on the returned pointer.

Parameters:

std::runtime_error

If there is no such a message in the list. Please, check existence before calling this method with CObservationGPS::hasMsgType()

See also:

mrpt::obs::gnss::gnss_message_type_t, CObservationGPS::getMsgByClass(), CObservationGPS::hasMsgType()

const mrpt::obs::gnss::gnss_message* getMsgByType(const gnss::gnss_message_type_t type_id) const

This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It differs from the above function only in what argument(s) it accepts.

template <class MSG_CLASS>
MSG_CLASS& getMsgByClass()

Returns a reference to the message in the list CObservationGPS::messages of the requested class.

Parameters:

std::runtime_error

If there is no such a message in the list. Please, check existence before calling this method with CObservationGPS::hasMsgClass()

See also:

mrpt::obs::gnss::gnss_message_type_t, CObservationGPS::getMsgByType(), CObservationGPS::hasMsgType()

template <class MSG_CLASS>
const MSG_CLASS& getMsgByClass() const

This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It differs from the above function only in what argument(s) it accepts.

template <class MSG_CLASS>
MSG_CLASS* getMsgByClassPtr()

Like CObservationGPS::getMsgByClass() but returns a nullptr pointer if message is not found, instead of launching an exception.

template <class MSG_CLASS>
const MSG_CLASS* getMsgByClassPtr() const

This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It differs from the above function only in what argument(s) it accepts.

void dumpToStream(std::ostream& out) const

Dumps the contents of the observation in a human-readable form to a given output stream.

See also:

dumpToConsole(), getDescriptionAsText()

void dumpToConsole(std::ostream& o) const

Dumps the contents of the observation in a human-readable form to an std::ostream (use std::cout to print to console)

void clear()

Empties this observation, clearing the container messages.

virtual void getSensorPose(mrpt::poses::CPose3D& out_sensorPose) const

A general method to retrieve the sensor pose on the robot.

Note that most sensors will return a full (6D) CPose3D, but see the derived classes for more details or special cases.

See also:

setSensorPose

virtual void setSensorPose(const mrpt::poses::CPose3D& newSensorPose)

A general method to change the sensor pose on the robot.

Note that most sensors will use the full (6D) CPose3D, but see the derived classes for more details or special cases.

See also:

getSensorPose

virtual void getDescriptionAsText(std::ostream& o) const

Build a detailed, multi-line textual description of the observation contents and dump it to the output stream.

If overried by derived classes, call base CObservation::getDescriptionAsText() first to show common information.

This is the text that appears in RawLogViewer when selecting an object in the dataset

virtual mrpt::system::TTimeStamp getOriginalReceivedTimeStamp() const

By default, returns CObservation::timestamp but in sensors capable of satellite (or otherwise) accurate UTC timing of readings, this contains the computer-based timestamp of reception, which may be slightly different than timestamp.

See also:

getTimeStamp()

static bool GPS_time_to_UTC(
    uint16_t gps_week,
    double gps_sec,
    const int leap_seconds_count,
    mrpt::system::TTimeParts& utc_out
    )

This is an overloaded member function, provided for convenience. It differs from the above function only in what argument(s) it accepts.

bool has_GGA_datum() const

true if the corresponding field exists in messages.

bool has_RMC_datum() const

true if the corresponding field exists in messages.