Tools and techniques to monitor and map the environment are now very well developed and widely used in practice. One area in which information technology has been increasingly and successfully applied over the past 20 years is in agricultural and horticultural applications. A specialised area of application of horticulture is Precision Viticulture (PV), a subject that has been increasingly documented in the USA and Australia.
Precision Viticulture is now a very well developed approach to vineyard monitoring, mapping and management, and one that has been successfully demonstrated through many studies and practical applications leading to greatly improved efficiency and effectiveness in the day-to-day operation of the vineyard and, ultimately, improved fruit quantity, quality and wine production. This has been particularly true for the larger commercial vineyards with both the financial resources to utilise such technologies and operating over relatively large areas of grapevines.
This webpage provides an overview of the role of some of the geospatial technologies such as GIS, remote sensing, cartography and digital mapping, mobile GIS, and Internet mapping in Precision Viticulture (PV).
Dr. David R. Green
Department of Geography and Environment
School of Geosciences
University of Aberdeen
St. Mary's Building
Tel: +44(0) 1224 272324