Northern California Wine Country GIS Users Group™



Our Commitment to Advancing Technology:  


In the Spring of 1998, PVTS assembled and continues to coordinate the Northern 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 following:

  • educating and increasing general awareness of GIS technology within the viticultural, land development and land management communities

  • providing an 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

  • encouraging healthy 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 archive]


Currently, our meetings are held in the Council Chambers at the Napa City Hall located at 955 School Street in downtown Napa, California. 


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