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The quality assessment framework of Land Parcel Identification System (LPIS) is an integral part of LPIS management and upkeep processes. In this framework, the LPIS of a Member State or Region is regarded as a implementation under test (IUT), which is composed of two major components: the local application schema and the data records stored in the system. Both components are inspired by the methodology of conformance testing. The Model Test Suite (MTS) investigates metadata and evaluates the application schema against the LPIS core model (LCM) provided by DG JRC. The LCM is the application schema used for defining data value tests of the Executive Test Suite (ETS). The testing procedures are based on ISO standards (19105:2000) and are driven by the traditional best practice examples of the European LPIS community.