Anne Girardin has gone on a short-term mission to Mongolia and assist the Administration of Land Affairs, Construction, Geodesy and Cartography team in the development of the National Land Information System.
"When you arrive in Ulaanbaatar, you get the impression of a well-organized Russian city with very wide paved streets, traffic lights and massive buildings along.
On the central square, a massive bronze statue of the national hero Genghis Khan, sitting enthroned gives an impression of a powerful country.
But when you actually walk just a little bit on the outside of the city center, you face thousands and thousands of yurts settled on public land without any public facilities.
You can see that these people still live with the nomad mentality as none of the settlements are delimited by fences or walls.
How can we manage land planning with such differences in such a small area?"
Anne would send us some paper and thoughts during her short term mission.