In the paper, results of the research into the land configuration of plots earmarked for grassland are presented. The plots researched belong to farms
situated in Marcówka village, in Małopolska Province. The village studied has ca. a 431 ha area and is characterized by a high farm land fragmentation rate. A ba-sic land element that was taken for analysis were continuous parts of cadastral plots comprised only one type of use. The research dealt with all plots with grass-land in the selected village; they belonged to existing farms in this village. To ana-lyse such a very large number of plots, three specialist computer software were applied, „MKTopo GUTR", „Plikpol", and „Pole"; they apply data from a nu-meric cadastre map and from descriptive part of the digital file of lands and build-ings register. Applied technology allowed to obtain more than 70 features charac-terizing each analyzed plot.
Seventeen basic features land configuration of a plots were accurately studied. The first six features determine spatial parameters of 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 the 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 grass-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 farm sites and to the village centre.
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