[robotics-worldwide] [software] Maplab - An Open Visual-Inertial Mapping Framework
We are excited to announce the open-sourcing of maplab, an open, research-oriented visual-inertial mapping framework for creating, processing and manipulating multi-session maps.
On the one hand, maplab can be seen as a ready-to-use visual-inertial mapping and localization system. On the other hand, maplab provides the research community with a collection of multi-session mapping tools that include map merging, visual-inertial batch optimization, and loop closure. Furthermore, it includes an online frontend that can create visual-inertial maps and also track a global drift-free pose within a localization map. Maplab has been developed at ETH’s Autonomous Systems Lab and served as a basis for numerous research-projects in visual-inertial localization and mapping.