Seevan, 39, from Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region, is one of the first herdsman to benefit from a unique service supported by Beidou, a Chinese navigation system similar to GPS. Using a device similar in size to an iPhone 6, Seevan can control the water pumps for the wells across his 200 ha of grassland, and feed his animals remotely…Full Article: Xinhua June 2016

Key Point

  • The Beidou supported application was developed the Animal Husbandry Bureau of Hangjin Banner in Erdos City and by the Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology.

ChinaAg Comment

  • Launched in 2000, China’s Bei Dou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) is a global navigation satellite system and was the third such system to be launched after the USA’s GPS and Russia’s GLONASS systems.

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