Collaborative project mapping wine regions for environmental sciences, history and economics of American viticulture research applications.

DataLab, in conjunction with UCSB, Virginia Tech, other partner organizations, and contributions from the general public, are creating a publicly accessible geospatial version American Viticultural Areas boundaries. Using the text descriptions from the ATPF Code of regulations, we are building this dataset from official descriptions. These data are freely available in geoJSON and shapefile format. This dataset provides wine researchers with an important tool as they examine the scientific, economic and historical aspects of viticulture.

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The AVA project is led by DataLab’s geospatial data specialist, Dr. Michele Tobias.