Data capture of a reference parcel with complementary landscape features

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When the SUT GIS has implemented landscape features, protected under GAEC, as a separate reference parcel with standalone identification and polygon (IXIT revealed “complementary” landscape feature design), that LF polygon not containing agricultural land shall not be presented as a standalone item of inspection in the context of the LPIS QA assessment.

Performing the ETS inspection with such individual landscape features as items for inspection would violate the requirements of homogeneity of the lot and could hence jeopardize the reliability and usefulness of the assessment results.

The purpose of the procedure is to uniquely and temporarily adjudicate all eligible hectares of the landscape features to one or more SUT reference parcels that contain agricultural land. In this process, and in the context of reference parcel inspection, the landscape feature ceases to exist as an individual item as it is graphically and alphanumerically appended to the adjacent reference parcel with agricultural land.

The result of the temporary adjudication is the reduction of the number of reference parcels / items for inspection, to the number of reference parcels in the SUT that contain agricultural land.

However, the eligible hectares of the SUT is not affected. Because the sum of agricultural land in the traditional blocks and sum of eligible hectares in adjacent LF will be combined in the sum of eligible area of the resulting combinations/RP/items. Any area/hectares can only be counted once in the process.

The temporary adjudication should be performed upon a complete polygon (i.e. individual landscape feature) as this represents the physical reality that will be visible during inspection. This temporary adjudication as a physical aggregation is unrelated to the declaration processes or possible tenure rights.

LPIS custodians can use their internal rules, in case based on those to accommodate the spatial dissolve of the DGAgri Guidance , to temporarily adjudicate a given landscape feature to a particular reference parcel that contains agricultural land.

In absence of appropriate spatial dissolve rules, in view of the requirements of the ETS measurement methodology, LPIS custodians shall temporarily adjudicate a landscape feature to that reference parcel containing agricultural land with which it has the longest shared border. In a GIS, this can be automatically calculated.

The table that holds the temporary adjudication of landscape features should be carefully stored internally as this information will be needed to determine the LUI during ETS inspection and to produce the lpisPolygonZeroState.gml data of the ETS reporting package.

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