Finland: The Finnish Agency for Rural Affairs is planning to update its Land Parcel Identification System in 2014-2016.
In Finland, Farmers are given support payments financed by European Union. It requires the member states to ensure a reliable identification of land parcels. The Finnish Land Parcel Identification register is meant to ensure that the support payments are paid by correct acreage. The register also compares acreages to help the administration in checking the land sizes reported by the farmers. The registration was started in 2000. Karttakeskus Oy, the GIS service unit of Affecto and a leading IT solution provider in Finland, will be responsible for delivering the services.