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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

SimActive tech used to determine solar potential from satellite imagery Posted on 03 Apr 2020 in the GIS News categories.

SimActive’s Correlator3D software is being used by by Dutch company NEO B.V. to assess solar potential in multiple cities. Digital surface models (DSMs) are generated from WorldView and GeoEye satellite... Read more»

Esri releases resources for businesses during COVID-19 Posted on 03 Apr 2020 in the COVID-19 & GIS News categories.

Esri has created and released a suite of resources to help businesses like commercial organizations, government agencies and utilities maintain operational continuity during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Esri, these... Read more»

Quantum Spatial awarded $40M contract for NOAA survey Posted on 02 Apr 2020 in the GIS News categories.

Quantum Spatial has been selected as a prime consultant for a five-year, $40 million shoreline mapping support services contract contributing to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Geodetic... Read more»

Open Geospatial Consortium publishes Testbed-15 results Posted on 02 Apr 2020 in the GIS News categories.

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) published the outcomes of its biggest research and development initiative of 2019, Testbed-15. Key outcomes, including engineering reports, presentations and videos, are available on the... Read more»

Esri supports John Hopkins COVID-19 Design Challenge Posted on 27 Mar 2020 in the COVID-19 & GIS News categories.

Esri is supporting the COVID-19 Design Challenge, hosted by the Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design (CBID). The challenge is taking place March 26-30. The virtual, student-driven hackathon... Read more»

TerraGo Publisher for ArcGIS desktop and Server 7.7.0 now available Posted on 19 Mar 2020 in the GIS News categories.

TerraGo Publisher for ArcGIS Desktop and Server 7.7.0 is now available, according to the company. It supports ArcGIS versions 10.4 to 10.7.1. TerraGo Publisher for ArcGIS is an extension to... Read more»

GEO Business 2020 rescheduled amid coronavirus concerns Posted on 18 Mar 2020 in the COVID-19 & GIS News categories.

GEO Business 2020 organizer Diversified Communications U.K. has decided to change both the venue and date for the event. The event will now be taking place Sept. 24-25 at ExCeL... Read more»

Oxford University explores feasibility of coronavirus tracing mobile app Posted on 18 Mar 2020 in the COVID-19 & Featured Stories & GIS News & Mapping categories.

A team of medical research and bioethics experts at Oxford University is supporting several European governments to explore the feasibility of a coronavirus (COVID-19) mobile app for instant contact tracing.... Read more»

Wingtra adds enhanced data capability with Trimble Business Center Posted on 13 Mar 2020 in the GIS News & UAS/UAV categories.

With Wingtra’s latest software release, surveyors and geospatial professionals can now directly import WingtraOne drone data into the Trimble Business Center (TBC). According to Wingtra, the new integration seamlessly combines... Read more»

Esri ArcGIS map tracks global coronavirus cases Posted on 10 Mar 2020 in the COVID-19 & Featured Stories & GIS News & Mapping & Technology categories.

The Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University is tracking the coronavirus (COVID-19) via an Esri ArcGIS map. The map is updated in almost real time,... Read more»