Posted on: Xinhua, December 18th, 2016
The BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) has helped 317 cities improve services in multiple industries, according to the GNSS and LBS Association of China (GLAC).
BDS, independently developed and operated by China, has been applied to improve basic public infrastructure and city management, including heat supply, electricity, water supply, pipeline drainage, transportation and elder care, said Wang Yanyan, a GLAC official.
As the first company to use BDS technology, Beijing Gas has improved its abilities in pipeline examination, gas leakage and emergency response, said Wu Bo, deputy manager of the production and operation division of the company.
The GLAC is a professional non-profit organization in global navigation satellite system applications and location-based services at the national level. It is affiliated with the National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation of China.