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Vinsites seeking interest from vineyard owners
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Wine Australia’s pilot program VinSites is seeking expressions of interest for vineyard owners wanting to consolidate data through their spatial imaging mapping system.
The program was piloted last year in Western Australia and the Riverland in South Australia, and maps data on crop yield, variety, production and performance. It uses spatial imaging technology to detect and catalogue the land and different varieties produced on it.
The data will be available on an online mapping tool, allowing users to view their properties performance as well as those around them (if they have voluntarily entered their information).
“There is a growing number of groups in Australia experimenting with spatial imaging and automatic detection of crops. We hope to support the Australian [wine] community to develop a local capability to establish a sustainable long-term solution with a minimal impact on the sector.”
VinSites is designed to improve the quality, accessibility and value of the vast amounts of data that are often locked away in many disparate repositories and tools used throughout the Australian grape and wine community.
Having an online platform with stored data will mean growers can reference growing statistics on the area around them as well as a backlog of their own properties. VinSites aims provide Australia’s grapegrowers and wine producers with access to accurate and timely data to support their businesses free of charge.
Formal expressions of interest submissions can be made until close of business Friday 28 April 2017. This will be followed by a period of consultation, presentations and investigation into the viability of the capabilities offered.
For a copy of the expression of interest and to discuss the project in more detail, please contact Bruce Hampton at or 08 8228 2000.