We used Machine Learning and high resolution satellite imagery to identify all vineyards on the Australian continent.
In collaboration with Wine Australia, the National Vineyard Scan provides accurate and up-to-date data on Australia's grapevine plantings by conducting a comprehensive survey of the country's vineyards. This data can assist industry stakeholders, such as wine grape growers, winemakers, and policymakers, in making informed decisions regarding production, investment, and marketing. By gaining a detailed understanding of the size, composition, and geographical distribution of Australia's vineyards, project helps to identify emerging trends and issues in the wine industry.
The National Vineyard Scan project seeks a cost-effective and repeatable solution to address the significant challenges of surveying all 65 of Australia's wine regions.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) used to gather basic vineyard data through the Vineyard Census, but the last census was conducted in 2015 and is no longer feasible. Any survey or reporting method that is not mandatory is likely to be inefficient and inaccurate. Wine Australia's strategic plan for improving resource management and sustainability cannot be achieved without accurate and up-to-date vineyard data.
To address the challenges of the National Vineyard Scan project, Consilium Technology developed an AI/ML model capable of detecting vegetation boundaries. The model uses algorithms to analyse satellite imagery and identify patterns that indicate the presence of grapevines, allowing for the identification of vineyards.
Green Brain Web Application provides an online map interface that allows users to access and visualise the locations and statistics of vineyard blocks across Australia for the benefit of Australian grape growers and wine producers. Green Brain Web Application provides value for the Australian wine sector by provisioning access to the results of the national scan, which is paid for using their levies.
National Scan provided repeatable process over multiple years 2018-2022 with reliable identification of changes over each year and successfully detecting replanting. Solution is also used to identify the impact of bushfires and support vineyard management activities as well as biosecurity (phylloxera).
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