Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine, Ireland

Location: Dublin & Portlaoise

Date: 1995 – Present

In 1995 Mallon Technology was awarded the contract to develop and install a Geographical Information System (GIS) for the Department of Agriculture in Ireland. This system - a Land Parcel Identification System (LPIS), is used to capture and manage spatial information relating to agricultural land parcels, including boundary position, parcel area and land usage.

The contract to process LPIS Updates was awarded to Mallon Technology, and has been re-awarded consecutively since the initial implementation in 1995. We currently have teams working on-site with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) in both their Dublin and Portlaoise offices.

Over 130,000 farmers submit Single Payment Scheme applications to the DAFM each year. There are over 1,000,000 distinct land parcels captured on the LPIS database. Our team is responsible for the continuous updating of the database, which involves digitising parcel boundaries and any ineligible features within these parcels. Updates are based on maps submitted by farmers, ground inspection reports and regular audits against orthophotography.


The LPIS is used by the DAFM in the administration of CAP payments – ensuring that all payments made can be processed efficiently and in full compliance with EU regulations.

Mallon Technology provides the DAFM with a dedicated project team, with individual LPIS and GIS project experience ranging from two to seventeen years. The team has extensive expertise in geospatial systems, cadastral mapping, remote sensing and orthophotography interpretation, and it works closely with DAFM staff to ensure the LPIS database is maintained and updated with the highest standards of quality and efficiency.

View Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine, Ireland Website