CompassData At ESRI UC 2016

Year after year, the ESRI User Conference brings together brings together thousands of GIS users, developers and managers. The event provides an incredible opportunity to expand your GIS knowledge, improve your GIS skills and network with other professionals in the geospatial and GIS industries. At CompassData, we are extremely proud to announce that we will…

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CompassData At GEOINT 2016

At CompassData, we are excited to announce that we will be at GEOINT 2016. This event, which is hosted and produced by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, or USGIF, will be held May 15 through May 18 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. CompassData at GEOINT 2016 The annual…

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USGS Survey Monument

The one is USGS survey monument located on the wall of Ft. Jackson, Savannah, Georgia.  We were down there setting targets for an aerial imagery project.  As always, CompassData uses overlapping surveys of USGS monuments as a way to check our equipment day to day, and to understand the strength of the local CORS network.

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CompassData In American Surveyor

Alaskan Natives first christened the highest mountain in America with the name Denali, which means “The Great One.” Though there has been dispute between Alaskans and the U.S. government for decades, the official name for this great peak was officially restored to Denali on August 30, 2015. This name change coincided with the resolution of…

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GCPs & Surveying

Here at CompassData, we are constantly collecting ground control points, or GCPs, from around the globe. We maintain the largest commercially-available ground control data set in the world with over 36,000 ground control points currently archived. Yet, we’re still collecting more. Why? Because the need and demand for accurate ground control points is increasing at…

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GIS & GPS In the Field

A GIS, or geographic information system, is a computer system that is used to capture, store, check and display data that is related to positions on the surface of the Earth. With GIS, it is possible to show many types of data on just one map—including buildings, streets, and even vegetation—making it easier for people…

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