About Us

Who We Are and What We Do

We are a dedicated group of professionals who have been in the forefront of the Geospatial industry since 1994. We have long been recognized in the geospatial community as a leading provider of global Ground Control data, able to collect precise ground control information in remote and difficult to access areas to support required image or mapping requirements.

We Provide Accuracy

Everything we do, from Ground Control Points to our international field service capability to our QA/QC, is about providing accuracy to the mapping community.

We Provide Standardized Deliverables

From our first day in business, we understood that the key to customer service is to provide immediately ingestible, instantly usable material.

We Provide Speed

Not only are CompassData GCP available for immediate use upon download, if more collection is needed for a project, we can plan and mobilize our Control Freak network quickly, getting results to our customers fast.

We Provide A Global Network

Our Control Freaks are everywhere! Because CompassData has been in the business since the 90s, we can reach out to partners and contractors to ensure there is little or no downtime in executing your project.

We Provide Customer Service

We pride ourselves on the quality of our relationships with our customers, most of whom are repeat clients because they know exactly what they will receive from us: quality, standard, timely deliverables.

CompassData is the foremost supplier of current, accurate, digital content to the Geospatial industry enabling better choices at the point of decision. We have a global reputation for precise, accurate, and on time geodetic control around the world.

Unmatched collection of Ground Control Points – we do other projects as well, but we’re known for setting the standard for quality GCPs.

Quality Policy

CompassData Inc. is committed to quality. Our goal is to be a leading provider of geospatial content, products, and services.

We strive to exceed our client’s expectations and requirements by providing accurate, on-time, and consistent geospatial content, products and services. Our Quality Management System encourages continuous improvement and innovation, and ensures compliance with customer requirements through the application of our quality procedures.

By providing reliable support, we enable our clients to develop world class solutions for their mission-critical applications.

The CompassData archive is continuously updated; in fact in 2011 we added more than two thousand new photoidentifiable GCPs to our archive.
We specialize in both photoidentifiable Ground Control Points AND Ground Control for LiDAR Quality Control and Quality Assurance (QA/QC). We have collected thousands of points for LiDAR clients.
Our deliverables are consistent and provided in five different precision levels, to allow for immediate, useful ingestion into any GIS data set, whether you need only one or two GCPs, or hundreds.

Our mission is to map the world – we take that seriously!