I'm trying to get\download polygons of fields with crop type. There is a USA database called cropscape which is very friendly. There is also a European one called Land Parcel Information\Indentification Systems (LPIS) which some academic papers used for their study, e.g., here. However, the information regarding this database is not clear. I cannot find relevant information directing me to how can I obtain field polygons from this data (if it is possible).

Did someone used this data in the past?

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    Lpis is part of the common agricultural payments system and is not generally available to the public. It will also be held on a region by region basis, so could be hard to acquire for the whole of Europe
    – Ian Turton
    Commented Dec 31, 2019 at 19:28
  • @IanTurton Thanks, let's say I would like to get polygons of fields in north Italy, how do I proceed from here? is there an agency to talk to? I understand that this might cost money.
    – user88484
    Commented Jan 1, 2020 at 9:23

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You can get the (anonymized) LPIS as open data here:


Datasets (most probably EPSG:31297)


  • FS_KENNUNG: unique ID
  • SNAR_BEZEICHNUNG: crop type


Datasets (EPSG:31370)


  • cult_cod: crop type id
  • cult_nom: crop type
  • groupe_cul: crop type group
  • thanks, but I could not find where to download the data, only some metadata as xml, can you direct me to how to download it?
    – user88484
    Commented Sep 1, 2020 at 12:19
  • I have updated my answer to provide the direct link to the Geopackage Commented Sep 2, 2020 at 7:27
  • Thanks, I understand that this is for 2019, is it possible to get the same data for other years? do you have an idea of where I can find similar data for other countries?
    – user88484
    Commented Sep 2, 2020 at 8:00
  • I have added more data. Beware that ids are not identical for each parcel across years. Commented Sep 3, 2020 at 6:38
  • Wow, thank you! The ID's are less important for me, I just need, the polygons, the crops, and the year. Does each country have its own "policy" regarding this data? I mean, some are freely available and some are not available to the public?
    – user88484
    Commented Sep 3, 2020 at 8:15

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