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About Allison Barwacz

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Allison Barwacz is the digital media manager for North Coast Media (NCM). She completed her undergraduate degree at Ohio University where she received a bachelor’s degree in magazine journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. She works across a number of digital platforms, which include creating e-newsletters, writing articles and posting across social media sites. She also creates content for NCM’s GPS World, Pit & Quarry, Portable Plants and LP Gas magazines. Her understanding of the ever-changing digital media world allows her to quickly grasp what a target audience desires and create content that is appealing and relevant for any client across any platform. She can be reached at

Posts by Allison Barwacz

Earth-imaging and scientific payloads arrive for Ariancespace mission Posted on 01 Oct 2020 in the Featured Stories & GIS News categories.

Earth-imaging and scientific payloads have arrived in French Guiana, both designed for Ariancespace’s Vega mission in November. The spacecraft were delivered by a chartered Antonov AN-124 cargo jetliner that touched... Read more»

Contact tracing applications market set to grow 15% CAGR through 2030 Posted on 25 Sep 2020 in the COVID-19 & Featured Stories & GIS News & Mapping & Mobile Devices & Technology categories.

According to a study by Future Market Insights, the contact tracing applications market is set to grow 15% CAGR through 2030. “Functional advantages of contact tracing applications include superior data... Read more»

Esri acquires nFrames for 3D capabilities Posted on 14 Sep 2020 in the GIS News categories.

Esri has acquired nFrames, a technology company that develops SURE, an imagery and lidar 3D surface reconstruction software. According to Esri, this will enable the fusion of imagery with 3D... Read more»

URISA to host GIS-Pro 2020 virtually Posted on 03 Sep 2020 in the GIS News categories.

The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) will be hosting GIS-Pro 2020, the association’s 58th Annual Conference, Sept. 29 to Oct. 2 in a virtual format. The event was... Read more»

GSA and CLGE accepting submissions for Geomatics on the Move 2020 competition Posted on 03 Sep 2020 in the GIS News & GIS Software & Mobile Devices & Technology categories.

The European GNSS Agency (GSA), in collaboration with the Council of European Geodetic Surveyors (CLGE), has launched the Geomatics on the Move 2020 competition. The event aims to foster the... Read more»

FAA awards $3.3M in drone grants to universities Posted on 07 Aug 2020 in the Featured Stories & GIS News & UAS/UAV categories.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded $3.3 million in research, education and training grants to universities that comprise the FAA’s Air Transportation Center of Excellence (COE) for Unmanned Aircraft... Read more»

1Spatial becomes corporate member of DAMA UK, releases software upgrades Posted on 28 Jul 2020 in the GIS News & GIS Software & Technology categories.

1Spatial has released a number of updates, including its membership in the Data Management Association (DAMA) UK and two software updates. DAMA UK membership 1Spatial is now a member of... Read more»

UP42 partners with Vultus for precision ag solutions Posted on 21 Jul 2020 in the Featured Stories & GIS News & GIS Software & Technology categories.

UP42 has partnered with Vultus, which specializes in precision farming technologies. According to UP42, its customers can now use Vultus Fertilization Zoning Maps algorithms to fine-tune crop management — with... Read more»

GMV leads development of ESA COVID-19 Space Hunting Platform Posted on 20 Jul 2020 in the COVID-19 & Featured Stories & GIS News categories.

GMV will search using artificial intelligence for any correlations between COVID-19 spread and environmental parameters. The European Space Agency (ESA) has launched an internal initiative to cull ideas for supporting... Read more»

National Governors Association, Esri release updated COVID-19 map Posted on 15 Jul 2020 in the COVID-19 & GIS News & GSS Monthly & Mapping categories.

The National Governors Association has partnered with Esri to publish a comprehensive update to its interactive COVID-19 State and Territory Action Tracker. According to the association, the interactive mapping-based app... Read more»