In the paper, results of the research into the ladn configuration of plots with arable land are presented. The plots researched belong to farms situated in
a village of Marcówka, in the Province of Małopolska. The village studied has aproximately 431 ha area and is characterized by a high farm land fragmentation rate. A basic surface element that was taken for analysis were continuous parts of cadastral plots utilized using only one utilization type. The research comprised all the plots with arable land in the selected village; they belonged to the farms exist-ing in this village. To analyse such a very large number of plots, three specialist computer software were applied, i.e.: „MKTopo GUTR", „Plikpol", and „Pole"; they utilize data from a numeric cadastre map and from a descriptive part of the digital general lands and buildings register. The technology applied allowed to obtain more than 70 features characterizing each plot analyzed.
Nineteen basic features land configuration of a plots were accurately stud-ied. The first eight features determine spatial parameters of a plot, the next three features refer to estimate costs of cultivating a given plot depending on the land configuration plots, the subsequent three features depict the location of a plot in a village and in the farm, and the last five ones characterize the farm to which a plot belongs.
The research into the land configuration changeability of plots with arable land consisted in evaluating the plain of plots by comparing individual features land configuration of plots with the values assumed to be correct or optimal. Fur-thermore, the layout of plots in the village was also analyzed, i.e. their location was assessed in relation to the farm sites and to the village centre.