This discussion paper has been written to frame the series of workshops starting Thursday, 27 August, 2020. Please read the paper and, if you haven't already, register to attend online or in person in Adelaide. 

From the discussion paper's introduction:

The Australian viticulture community is at a crossroads. Advancements in digital technology are making it easier to capture and manage data, and to gain insights as it is used. Growers, agronomists, and AgTech providers are exploring opportunities to make better decisions and improve their operations through the application of new technologies. But we're in the early days of this revolution. People from all sectors of our community are reporting that they face obstacles when seeking to make the most of these technological advancements, principally around data sharing.

#Collabriculture has been having wide-ranging conversations with people working with spatial data in the Australian viticulture community, including growers, agronomists, and data & tech providers, to gain insight into how they use data, the issues they face, and what they see as key priorities. We wanted to know what they are excited about, and where they are frustrated — a key barrier for the industry stems from difficulties around data sharing, so do they see an open-access, industry-standard geospatial data model helping the community? Will building community consensus around agreed data structures and standards provide new opportunities to accelerate innovation in the AgTech/precision viticulture space?

This paper is largely based on their insights, and is intended to provoke further discussion on the data model concept. 

Ultimately, an industry-standard geospatial data model for viticulture will only be as robust as the community collaboration that builds it, so please read on, and share widely in your networks.

Access the discussion paper, First Steps Towards An Open Vineyard Data Model via google docs

or as a pdf below: