Archive for March 2012
Last December during our winter holidays we returned to Mizoram to catch up with the family after a four-year hiatus. Aside from two trips out to North Vanlaiphai and Reiek I spent a good deal of time in the state capital of Aizawl. A highlight during was visiting the MIRSAC office to see how they are using GIS to better gather spatial data, conduct analysis and make recommendations for a range of agencies in the state. Their office was friendly and helpful. Raina and I enjoyed leafing through some of their exemplary publications and hearing about their work. During my two trips out into the hinterlands of the state, I had a chance to observe and photograph some of the main land uses that they have been categorizing and mapping.
For further reading on Mizoram see my Outlook Traveller (2009) article “Far Corner: A Window on Mizoram.”