Welcome To the CompassData Inc. Blog!

Welcome to the official blog for CompassData, Inc.  We will keep this blog up to date with news about our company as well as information on how our services work and how to use the tools associated with our services. We maintain the largest commercially available archive of permanent, photo-identifiable GCPs (ground control points) in the…

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We’re Climbing Denali!

At CompassData, we are extremely excited to announce our plans to embark on a mission to survey Mount McKinley, also known as Denali– the highest peak in North America. As long as the weather permits us to do so, we expect to gather several hours of GPS survey data from the mountain’s summit during the…

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Interview With CEO Brant Howard at GEOINT 2015

CompassData’s founder and CEO, Brant Howard sat down and spoke with Sanjay Gangal at this years GEOINT in Washington, D.C.  Brant spoke with Sanjay about a variety of topics, including CompassData’s Ground Control Point archive, some of the partners that we’ve worked with such as Hexagon, Quantum, FEMA, Woolpert, and the NGA.  Sanjay and Brant also…

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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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