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I have been working on this map for a while and it remains WIP (Work In Progess), however, I thought I’d show you what is happening behind the scenes.

I am a visual person. I like “seeing” things if possible, whether it is a sketch, a flow diagram of an idea, a map, whatever. So, when I talk about Rioja I like to be able to point you to a map so you can see where things are and how they relate to each other.

Once again, Google have implemented an AMAZING tool with Google Maps. I have been using it on and off for 18 months and there is always something new. It doesn’t yet do exactly what I want, but considering that it is free, this is not half bad!

I have mapped the different areas of Rioja (Rioja Alta, Rioja Baja, and the two elements of Rioja Alavesa) separately, and I’m trying to find an easy way to see them individually. Underneath it all is the full outline. You can export all this to play with in Google Earth (even more hours of fun), but I’ll leave this for another time.

The idea will be to add elements to this map, including towns, wineries, vineyards, tourist destinations and other points of interest as and when they get posted about. That way you can more easily plan your next trip to Rioja.

I’ve put this together from a number of sources, and unfortunately neither they, nor I, can be 100% accurate, so apologies if I missed anything off.

If you have any suggestions, or notice any issues, do let me know. After all, the great thing about this tool and about blogging, is that all projects are constantly in progress and subject to correction and improvement.