The quality of LPIS data is becoming more and more important issue, especially due to strict requirements of the EU. We have tackled this topic at GeoCap 2010 conference, focusing on the technical aspect of quality. However, most errors occur due to human factors. This is easy to understand as there are millions of land parcels in the system with significant amount of them being changed every year by a large group of farmers but much smaller group of operators. Therefore, in order to assure proper level of quality, member states are introducing different methodologies, business processes and technologies - internal quality controls, field control, assuring proper quality of input data, etc.
We have been supporting establishments of three LPIS systems - in Slovenia, Croatia and Macedonia. Different countries, differed environments and national specific conditions exposed different kind of errors. Whenever a new problem was found, we tried, jointly with the administration, to improve the whole business process, not only correct a specific mistake.
We will try to review best practices related to the assuring quality while setting up the LPIS and during regular LPIS update, focusing on those, which do not require a considerable investment.