Land Parcel Information System (LPIS): FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

Information on the total cost of the Land Parcel Information System (LPIS) from its design to implementation and maintenance to date.


The LPIS is a foundation component of Scotland’s Rural Payments Service. The LPIS is a tool to view and manage complex spatial information. It provides capability for customers to register and maintain their land data, through the provision of self-service features. Through its multi-layered geospatial and workflow capabilities, it enables Scottish Government staff to capture customer notifications and easily review and manage spatial data from Aerial Photography and Scheme Inspections. It is fully integrated with the Rural Payments and Services Digital Platform to provide an end-to-end solution for translating spatial information into data on which payments can be based.

The LPIS project was initiated in October 2016 and the capabilities were brought into service in stages from September 2018. The final stage was introduced in August 2021 with an ongoing maintenance contract to support the software.

The total cost of LPIS from design to implementation and ongoing maintenance up to and including March 2022 is £5,509,890.45.

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