Wine Australia engaged Spatial Vision to re-digitise Geographical Indications (GI), including the zones, regions and sub-regions that define wine growing areas in Australia with an embedded descriptor that associates the boundary with its legal definition.
Spatial Vision used advanced spatial analysis processes to redefine a total of 77 GI Boundaries across four states, with a consistent scale and method. The outcome was a data source with improved spatial accuracy and reliability that not only supported advanced analytics, planning, reporting and other key decision making tasks but facilitated export compliance with National and International regulations for Australia’s 2000+ wineries.
The solution involved aggregating and breaking down data through ESRI file geodatabases to ensure consistency of data format and easy interpretation of GI descriptions. Some of this data included use of property boundaries, transport, hydrology and other thematic data layers describing the landscape and environment.
The official GI textual descriptions were then used to identify a series of points that would provide a basis for defining the boundary.
Finally, mapsheets and coordinates were separated from feature descriptions and placed in separate ‘records’ for ease of interpretation and Quality Assurance.
The outcome incorporated GI boundaries that were captured to a consistent scale and method across all Australia’s winegrowing regions.