Digital mapping paves way for new chapter in UK wine production
Date of alert:
Thursday, 2 November 2023
A new project creating an open-source initiative for data integration could pave the way for a 'new chapter' in British wine production.
The project's researchers explain that creating a standard for digital mapping is 'fundamental' for deploying tech onto UK vineyards.
Digital maps could enable valuable decision-making support to structured farming environments.
Defra’s Farming Innovation Programme is funding the project, called 'Vineyard Information System for Technology and Automation', or ‘VISTA’.
It aims to create an open standard for digital maps of commercial vineyards in the UK, supporting the drive to deploy more automation and precision systems onto farms.