vW Maps

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  • Christie’s World Encyclopedia of Champagne & Sparkling Wine is by Tom Stevenson and Essi Avellan with maps by vW Maps

  • We contributed maps and information graphics to the new edition of the National Geographic Atlas of the World. The spread on human migration explores various forces that cause people to flee hardship and crisis.

  • In addition to the G.I.S. services we provide to the wine industry, we can design 3D terrain models for your visitor centre or cellar door, or printed maps of a wine region’s terroir to leave a vivid, lasting impression.

  • National Geographic needed new interactive maps for a website and an app.

  • A map of Antarctica focuses on the water in which the organisation’s interests lie.

  • A delegation from overseas needed a simple map of the city and they needed it NOW!

  • A premium Mornington Peninsula wine producer commissioned a terrain model for use at their restaurant to illustrate the factors that contribute to a vineyard’s terroir.

  • Australia has the fastest-growing rate of obesity in the world. The map of Australia shows the geographic trend of adult obesity in Australia.

  • vW Maps is proud to have made many maps for Christie’s Encyclopedia of Champagne and Sparkling Wine.

  • The dramatic landscape of a national park is a fascinating subject for a model printed with GIS-technology and meticulously painted by hand.

  • An animated map movie of the vineyards of the Beechworth Vignerons. “It’s brilliant”, said Tony Keys, TKR, 15 November 2012.

  • The Bayside Cycling trail map shows the on-road and off-road bicycle paths plus amenities of interest to cyclists including bike shops.

  • The Vines of Tasmania is a browser-based application that allows grape growers to update the status of their grapes so that fuel-reduction burns can be avoided in the vicinity of susceptible grapes.

  • Topographically-accurate 3d models bring the geography of a region to life.

  • A fly-through of one of Victoria’s finest wine regions reveals the geography behind a leading Australian winemaker.

  • Overlaying vineyard locations on a map of Bureau of Meteorology climate data provides insights into wine qualities. The climate maps from the Tasmania Wine & Gastronomy Map have been reproduced at one square metre each on the walls of a noted winery restaurant in the Tamar Valley.

  • A map of an adventurer’s travels in Egypt, Palestine, and the Arabian Peninsula, made using design elements from the period.

  • The success of the Australian Wine Maps publications from vW Maps has led to the commissioning of maps of various regions and subregions by winemakers, regional winegrower associations, and Australia’s statutory authority on wine regions.

  • An essential function of GIS is to help us understand ‘where’, ‘what’s close’, and ‘how far’? vW Maps processed spatial information quickly to create climatological summaries for hundreds of sites.

  • Overlaying vineyard locations on a map of Bureau of Meteorology climate data provides insights into the qualities of the wines. A map makes the case for Tasmania’s standing on the world stage by revealing similarities with the climates of famous wine regions in Europe, North and South America and New Zealand.

  • Complex data should be represented so that they’re easy to grasp, not stupefyingly confusing. Making the difficult look effortless is the essence of good information design and the aim of vW Maps.

  • Simplifying many classes of geologic data and overlaying the vineyard locations reveals how erosion has produced the highly-valued terra rossa of Heathcote

  • Streamlining an archaic information transfer system while improving the look of the map

  • vW Maps understands the geography of wine in Australia.

  • Our Australian Wine Maps have recently been adapted for book publications by Hardie Grant and Penguin Australia.

  • A map for Australian Geographic magazine required a layering of different data sets to show the increasing stress that human activity is bringing onto areas of environmental sensitivity.