California Wine Country GIS Users Group™
Our Commitment to Advancing Technology:
In the Spring of 1998, PVTS assembled
and continues to coordinate the
California Wine Country GIS Users Group™. The
purpose of these meetings is to bring together the Northern California
vineyard industry, land development industry, civil/municipal engineering
practice, land surveying practice and other related professionals in order to introduce
and discuss relevant applications of GIS and geospatial technology.
Topics include information-based
lectures, panel discussions, methods demonstrations and general discussions of
GIS methods that directly apply to vineyard development, vineyard management,
wine making & winery operations, civil engineering, land surveying, land
development and land management.
Group objectives include the
educating and increasing general awareness of GIS technology
within the viticultural, land development and land management communities
independent, non-commercial arena for academic/information
exchange on the use of GIS in viticulture and other fields
exchanging, where appropriate, ideas and GIS methodology
professional interactions within the north bay grape growing
counties and beyond.
The group has been meeting regularly
for over seven years and represents a stable forum for discussing the increasing use of GIS
methods in local farming and land planning activities. The meetings are open to
all who are interested.
[Link to current schedule]
[Link to lecture schedule
Currently, our meetings are
held in the Council Chambers at the Napa City Hall located at 955 School
Street in downtown Napa, California.