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The Land Parcel Information System is the GIS for the Integrated Administration and Control System of the Common Agricultural Policy. This technical guidance document provides the essential concepts and technical procedures that are considered best practices to store and to use of spatial data in a GIS and applies this to the spatial features and their requirements laid down in the compiled Regulations and DG Agri guidance. Content and rules on spatial features interaction are detailed for use in the thematic layers of the reference parcel, the eligible hectares, the EFA-elements and the landscape features.