The article presents a description of basic cartographic methods used to visualize spatial data. Information on average transaction prices of the undeveloped land in Warmińsko-Mazurskie voivodeship, from The Agricultural Property Agency, Regional Office in Olsztyn, was the basis for map creation. Unified data allows the accurate presentation of information and highlights the differences in selected cartographic methods. The objective of this article is to describe the selection process of the best method for presenting spatial data by identifying the data structure and visualization purpose; as well as to describe the different types of data presentation for its potential use for work related to activities performed by professionals dealing with the real estate market and by individuals.
Rural development policy of Agricultural Property Stock (APS) of the State Treasury in Poland is run by the National Support Centre for Agriculture (until 31.08.2017 Agricultural Property Agency). In the article, on the example of the Braniewo municipality, the size and spatial distribution of land transferred from the Agricultural Property Stock (APS) of the State Treasury to the municipality was analysed. One of the most important goals associated with this was activities related to social aspects, often part of the revitalization and renewal of the rural areas. After Poland's accession to the European Union, it was possible to obtain subsidies that allowed the rural population to apply for financing projects, such as: road construction, creating school playgrounds or socio-cultural facilities. Authors also analysed examples of good practices in this area in the municipality of Braniewo, as a recommendation for other municipalities. Attempts have also been made to indicate the role of the National Support Centre for Agriculture in the transformation of the Polish countryside, with particular emphasis on the areas of former State Agricultural Farms.