GIS Portals: A Link to Fine Wine

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ScanControl, Inc. will host a lunchtime presentation at CalGIS in Oakland on April 4th showcasing the use of multiple GIS portals deployed for Jackson Wine Estates. The system provides vineyard management staff with near-real-time field data reports and promotes highly informed decision making for the organization using web accessible schematic maps. The session is sponsored by Manifold.net

ScanControl, Inc. announced today that they would be hosting a special lunchtime presentation session on Wednesday April 4th during the CalGIS Conference in Oakland. The session is being sponsored by Manifold.net and will showcase a portal driven GIS deployment for Jackson Wine Estates that delivers near-real-time decision support data for optimizing vineyard practices.

The web accessible maps presented through each of five regional portals allow vineyard management staff to track equipment, labor, quality and yield variables from season to season. The combination of straightforward field data collection software with a scalable central database solution brings data entry functions to crew foreman and irrigation system operators and allows management staff to view up-to-the-minute yield estimates, harvest progress, spray and nutrient programs and other cultivation practice progress. The portal system provides extended linkage to winery production data to give a complete product traceability picture.

"The use of portals to bring multiple tabular and geographic data sources together under a single consolidated system is proving to be a compelling model in a diverse range of agricultural operations" says ScanControl, Inc President Rob Wood. "We have heard repeatedly from our customers that they have to try and put all the pieces together themselves and now we're able to offer a single point of access to them" he added.

About ScanControl, Inc.
Based in Pleasanton, CA, ScanControl Inc. puts crop management in the palm of your hand, through cost effective, interactive solutions that optimize data collection, storage and reporting. Direct integration with Internet Map Server solutions adds instant spatial analysis capabilities to field data. With client installations worldwide, the CropTrak™ software platform is the proven value leader for field data collection in diverse land management organizations. More information is available at http://www.scancontrol.com

About Manifold.net
Manifold System is the most comprehensive, the most powerful and the easiest to use GIS and mapping system ever created. Nothing else, at any price, even comes close. Release 7x delivers over 630 improvements over the previous 6.50 release issued only 10 months previously. More information is available at http://www.manifold.net

About Jackson Wine Estates
With approximately 13,000 acres of owned vineyard land supplying brands such as Kendall-Jackson, Cambria, Camelot, Pepi, La Crema, Tapiz, Villa Arceno, Calina, Yangarra Park and others, Kendall Jackson Wine Estates is ranked in the top ten US producers by volume. More information is available at http://www.kj.com

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