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Data Insights: Registers of Scotland INSPIRE Data

OVERVIEW:

INSPIRE Cadastral Parcels, also sometimes known as Registers of Scotland INSPIRE data, is a dataset maintained and produced by the Registers of Scotland to comply with the INSPIRE Directive. It is a subset of the Cadastral Map and contains the location of ownership polygons at ground level in Scotland. The polygons contained within the dataset are shapes that show the position and indicative extent of ownership of the earth’s surface for each registered property. Each cadastral parcel has a unique identifier called the inspire ID that relates to a registered title on Scotland’s Land Register.

WHAT DATASETS HAVE BEEN ADDED?
  • Registers of Scotland INSPIRE Land Registry – Ownership polygons at ground level in Scotland (Total: 1,469,498 parcels across 33 counties)
WHY HAS THIS DATA BEEN ADDED?

This data is the Scottish equivalent of the HM Land Registry polygon data which is integral to the LandHawk system. It has been added to SiteFinder to enable our users to undertake more complex analysis throughout Scotland. The ownership polygons contain the INSPIRE IDs which can then be used to purchase the relevant title deeds from Registers of Scotland.

HOW DO I PURCHASE TITLE DEEDS FOR SCOTLAND?

Unfortunately, RoS has not made available a look-up table to enable mapping of the INSPIRE IDs to their corresponding title numbers. However, we are told that users can simply submit a list of INSPIRE IDs to the RoS GIS team who will then, for a fee, complete the matching internally and fulfil the title deed purchase. The fee is made up of an hourly charge plus the cost of the title deeds so it is probably worth ordering in batches. Of course, if and when RoS creates an equivalent to HM Land Registry’s National Polygon dataset, we will introduce it to the LandHawk platform. The RoS GIS team can be contacted at:

Registers of Scotland, 153 London Road, Edinburgh, EH8 7AU. 

E: gis@ros.gov.uk

T: 0800 169 9391

WHO WILL BENEFIT? 

All LandHawk users now have access to this dataset. It will be a vital component for those planning development projects throughout Scotland.

HOW OFTEN IS THE DATA UPDATED?

Our Registers of Scotland INSPIRE data is updated on LandHawk monthly.

To learn more about how this data was created, or to explore how we might create bespoke geospatial datasets for you, please contact geospatialdata@landhawk.uk