Search Codes & Names for Land Administrative (UPI)

Unique Parcel Identifier (UPI) is a method of identifing land parcel locations based on unique code that consists of state, district, country, section and lot number. 



In  1997 the secretriat of National Land Information System (NaLIS) submitted a proposal to unify the UPI codes for geospatial  data supplied by the main providers such as the Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia (JUPEM), the Office of Land and Mines (PTG​​), Department of Valuation and Property Services (JPPH) and Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) into a uniform format. In 1998, NaLISCO books were distributed to all data provider agencies.


The purpose of Unique Parcel Identifier (UPI) is to enable various land parcels that are captured by JUPEM to be accessed and shared. It aims to assist in retrieval and exchange of spatial and non-spatial cadastral data. There are three (3) catagories of UPI introduces for cadastral data searching namely:


1. Final Title (FT) for surveyed land.

2. Qualified Title (QT) for unsurveyed land.

3. Strata Title for properties in high-rise buildings.


The rational of coordinating UPI is to standardize the spelling of state, division/district/provincial, country/city/town/island/village/district land and section/precint names.

Rational of UPI codes coordination include:

 Spatial and textual information about the land parcel acquired from various sources including Cadastral Database (PDUK) in the JUPEM and the Computerised Land Registration System (SPTB) in PTG is not uniform. This resulted in the information of land parcel acquired by online users (online) is difficult to access and analyze because the data is using a different code and name of the land administrative boundaries.


 To facilitate the sharing of geospatial information in a variety of business transactions including the parcel of land conversion applications, subdivision, alienation, property and other.


 To assist the central agencies such as State Economic Planning Unit (UPEN) to create conditionsfor fast track decisions on matters of land transactions involving the various agencies.


 UPI code uniformity is parallel with the implementation of e-Tanah project. It is a transaction systemto facilitate and expedite the title search and tax payments on-line.


To coordinate the spelling name of the state, district/ province, county/ city/ town and section / precinct which is a responsibility to the State Secretary (SUK). It is very important in giving a correct name to a place that will not cause confusion to users.


The coding and naming of land administrative boundaries are accorded to code structure and are being applied every states in Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah, Sarawak and the Federal Territory of Labuan. The coordination will alleviate problems arise due to sharing of geospatial information among agencies.


Generally the implementation of the UPI code will provide the following benefits:


 Ease of implementation and integration of application systems within and between agencies. 

 Facilitate the sharing of geospatial information. 

 Assisting agencies in developing systems and applications.

 Provide guidance implementation a uniform documentation of all agencies.


In general, UPI code will help the Agency Data Provider has a standard that will facilitate system integration and operations between the agency.


The codes and names of land administrative boundary, together with the spatial information of State, District, County/Town /City and Sections /Precincts of every state in Malaysia can be accessed through UPI application and UPI Documents published by MaCGDI in 2011



UPI Brochure (click for enlarge)


Links that may interest you:

 The Implementation of Use Malaysian Standard for Geographic Information / Geomatics - Feature and Attribute Codes (MS1759)

 Malaysian Metadata Standard (MMS)

 Standardization of Geographical Names in the Geographic Names Database & National gazetteer (PDNG)

 Standard Development