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Airport Imagery Archive

Airport orthoimagery; sub-meter accuracy, precision checks, and post processing correction. CompassData has built an archive of GCPs for over 450 airports worldwide and imagery for 325 airports that are certified to DO-200A. We also have access to off the shelf data to support orthoimagery production for over 1,000 airports. The global distribution of our AMDB ready ortho images are displayed on the interactive map.


CompassData was one of the first to receive an FAA exemption for the commercial operation of several unmanned aircraft systems. Our fleet includes the Trimble UX5, Swift Radioplane Lynx M, DJI Phantom 4, DJI Inspire 1, Matrice 100, Matrice 200, and Matrice 600. We have five FAA Certified Remote Pilots ready to fly at a moments notice for your custom high-resolution imagery needs.

Imagery Resale

In addition to being a producer of sub-meter orthoimagery, CompassData is an authorized reseller of DigitalGlobe imagery. We also have access to mono and stereo imagery data from the entire network of imaging satellites, including WorldView 1-4, GeoEye 1, QuickBird and IKONOS. By purchasing DG images at a discount, we can streamline the acquisition of satellite image data and pass the savings onto you.

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Clients & Testimonials

  • Performance SoftwareOver the past 2 years CompassData (CDI) has proven to be a supplier / partner who goes over and above to make the Performance Software (PSW) Geospatial products successful.  CDI has proven to be easy to work with, dependable, and flexible which has made our product development thrive.  The technical excellence and dedication to continued growth through new technologies has made CompassData a natural extension of the PSW team.  Thanks again CDI!

    Mike Gyde, Performance Software Corporation, Business Unit Leader
  • The state of Colorado recently requested GPS location data for all of our wells. Having our office out of state could have made it difficult to get a job like this done correctly and on time. I went to the Colorado state website to obtain a list of surveyors. I emailed 4 companies that were listed as Rule 215 surveyors. CompassData responded right away. I was very impressed with Hayden’s professional and pleasant manner. He expressed an eagerness to obtain the work that is very refreshing. The pumper reported that he met with the surveyor to answer a few questions but that he was able to find all of the locations easily and that everything went very well. We were very pleased with the quick turnaround time of the job as well as the cost. We would definitely choose CompassData again in the future if we are in need of surveying services. As a side note, it took 3-6 days to even hear back from the other 3 companies. A wise person once said, “You snooze, you lose”! Thanks Hayden.

    Sue Davis, Pintail Petroleum, Production & Compliance Manager
  • “Compass Data, Inc. was engaged to create a comprehensive GIS for the Winter Park Highlands Association, a Grand County, CO HOA. Our desire was to provide easily accessible data about our community of 1100 acres, 25 miles of roads, and over 200 members. The primary purposes were to provide a resource to firefighters, EMS personnel, real estate agents, granting agencies, and members themselves. We also desired documentation of our decade long effort at fire mitigation with the hope that it might influence home insurers to provide favorable rates and help us to obtain grants for future efforts. We knew the project was complex but the quality of the resultant multi-layer GIS greatly exceeded our expectations and had a significant role in our being awarded national recognition as a “Firewise Community”

    Bill Tetlow, Winter Park Highlands Association President
  • photo-science_logoCompass Data is a highly professional surveying firm that does good work. Their survey capacity and responsiveness make them an easy choice to work with.

    Michael Shillenn, Photo Science – GPS Surveying Service
  • Our Google Geo department bought several hundreds of ground control points from CompassData. The transactions were smooth and the delivery of the data was on time. The staff people are knowledgeable and know what they are doing. Really appreciate your business

    Hong Guo, Google

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2016 GEOINT Interview with Brant Howard, Founder and CEO

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