Land information system (LIS) is a convenient tool in the legal, administrative and economic decision-making process. The data of LIS includes: cartographic basis of spatial land datasets, thematic spatial land datasets and a variety of important information from the cadastre, registers and information systems. Lithuanian Land Information System is a developed and expanding field of information technology, which could be more used by the public users of Lithuania and other countries. The aim of this research is to determine the popularity of LIS services in Lithuania and promote a wider range of their usage possibilities among Lithuanian and foreign users. The object of the research is Lithuanian Land Information System. To achieve the aim the following objectives have been set out: to review the use of LIS in other countries; to describe the services that LIS offers and the data it compiles; to determine the popularity of LIS in Lithuania. In order to carry out the research the analysis of literary and cartographic material was used, a survey in writing was conducted. The data was processed with Microsoft Excel programme, the diagrams and informative pictures were presented. According to the research results, Land Information System helps to solve the problems of the land reform, planning, agriculture and rural development in countries of various development levels. The electronic services of LIS are provided for the receivers of LIS data in Lithuania free of charge, they are accessed through LIS map browser. The services are convenient and easy to use. After analysing the survey data, it can be stated that Land Information System is not very popular. It ranked the third place among all the presented information systems and obtained 9.5 per cent of the respondent votes.
Authors and Publishers
Gudritiene, D., Aleksandras Stulginskis Univ., Akademija, Kauno reg. (Lithuania);Kaunas Forestry and Environmental Engineering Univ. of Applied Sciences (Lithuania)