Farmers pilot new digital mapping service for RPA

Farmers pilot new digital mapping service for RPA

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UK: Following successful small-scale initial trials, the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) is rolling out to 1,000 farmers and agents the chance to test a new online service which enables customers to view their land details on a digital map.

The Rural Land Register (RLR) map viewer is a forerunner to the fully online service to be launched by Defra in 2014/15 for payment schemes under the new CAP. Like all aspects of the new service, this is a phased development which uses ongoing insight and feedback from customer testing to shape a product which exactly fulfils the needs of the end user.

The viewer currently on test offers instant access to the most up to date maps of the customer’s land holdings along with Ordnance Survey mapping and aerial photography. Users will also be able to search for fields and map sheets, to draw lines and measure areas as well as print maps to support land change requests to the RPA.
Source: Farming UK