The Deployment of Garmin GPSMAP 66s For Collecting Points And Stakeout In The Mining Site

Aug 13, 2021

The Singareni Collieries Company (SCCL) is a government-owned coal mining company in Kothagudem, Telangana. The company takes its legacy of operating almost close to 48 coal mines which come under the category of underground and opencast. These coal mines are spread across the 6 districts of Telangana such as Komaram Bheem, Mancherial, Peddapalli, Prof. Jayashankar-Bhupalpalli, Bhadradri-Kothagudem which are in Khammam.

The Requirement

The management of SCCL, wanted to have a hand-held Global Positioning System (GPS) and GLONASS High-sensitivity receiver with certain specifications such as accuracy-which is less than 3 meters, Display Size- 3 inches, Internal Memory of 2000-waypoints/favorites/locations of 200 routs. Track log 10000 points, 200 saved tracks, Data storage- 2GB, Position format – Decimal degrees (Lat./Long.UTM/ups), WATER RATING – IPX7 etc. The most important attribute is that it should be completely functional even during the harsh environment that is the reason it is suitable for the mining site.

The Solution

We offered Garmin GPSMAP GPS + GLONASS + GALILEO High-sensitivity receiver which is Premium GPS Handheld with BirdsEye Satellite Imagery Subscription having positional accuracy of +/-2m, Large, 3” sunlight-readable color display for easy viewing.

In addition to the multi-GNSS support system, the GPSMAP 66s provides the Altimeter, Barometer and Compass (ABC) sensor capabilities to track your work record and store all the waypoint/favourites/locations, track log and routes in the 16 GB memory storage.

The device comes with more additional features which includes the position format-decimal degrees with reference to (Lat./Long.UTM/ups), WATER RATING – IPX7 means that the light is waterproof when submerged in water at a depth of one meter, for 30 minutes,ruggedness for thermal, shock and water performance, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and ANT+ etc which is perfectly suitable as per the requirement of the department.

The Results

The offered solution helped the department to collect points with the positional accuracy and could help them with future references to perform the stake out.

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