This report focuses on the fundamentals of map generation and simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) and common approaches. Report provides background and use case examples for existing practices in map generation, and its development and applications in the areas relevant to intelligent mobile machines. Report highlights important key points suitable for identifying the pros and cons, and for decision making.
Instead of providing an academic explanation, report summarizes the concepts and their interconnections with the common issues in intelligent mobile machines. Further scientific approaches are better explained in the additional reading materials suggested in each section. In the appendix are listed current tools, usage, organizations and research on the subject.