CompassData in the News February 2015

Spring 2015

USDA Certifies CompassData’s CompassTA Elevation Verification Software

CompassTA™ elevation accuracy software has received OCIO-ITS certification from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Certification allows 40,000 USDA users the opportunity to utilize CompassTA software for elevation accuracy verification of LiDAR point clouds, digital elevation models (DEM), and other raster data sets…view the entire article at or read the Press Release

CompassData Teams with Juniper Unmanned

We are pleased to announce a business partnership with Juniper Unmanned, a full-service provider of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) solutions. Juniper was formed to help navigate the challenging processes related to choosing the best unmanned vehicle for a project and then getting the proper regulatory authorizations to conduct the flights… More

Accuracy Validation Demo Yields Stunning Results

The CompassData team participated in a demonstration project with DroneDeploy, a UAS services provider, to compare the accuracy of orthoimagery and digital elevation models (DEM) processed with and without ground control points (GCPs). DroneDeploy captured the data using a fixed-wing UAS over Bedwell Bayfront Park in San Francisco. We processed the image data with no GCPs and then again with 15 GCPs collected in the park… More

CompassData to Unveil CompassV&V Product Line at Esri User Conference

Visit us in booth #2307 at the Esri User Conference in San Diego next month where we will be unveiling our new CompassV&V line of products and services. ‘V&V’ stands for and Verification and Validation which refers to the capabilities of the Accuracy Analyst and Topo Analyst software tools CompassData purchased from Spatial Information Solutions in March… More

Oil & Gas Asset Mapping: What’s On Your Well Site?

As a demonstration pilot for a Colorado oil & gas firm, a CompassData crew spent a couple days showing how many different ways a single well pad can be surveyed, mapped and inventoried, both above and below ground, with all data integrated into an Esri geodatabase for easy access and retrieval… More

CompassData Has Purchased the Assets of Spatial Information Solutions (SIS)

We are pleased to announce that CompassData has purchased the assets of Spatial Information Solutions (SIS) of Starkville, Miss. As a result of this acquisition, we will sell, support and develop the SIS patented Map Accuracy Tools product line, which includes the popular Accuracy Analyst 3.0 and Topo Analyst 1.0 applications… More

FAA Notifies CompassData of DO-200A Certification

After a long and rigorous process, the FAA has notified CompassData that we have received DO-200A certification for Standards of Processing Aeronautical Data. This means that CompassData has been approved to provide ground control points and to verify the accuracy of orthoimagery for use in the creation of digital aviation navigation products that will be utilized in the cockpits of aircraft. The first to receive DO-200A certification for ground control, CompassData joins a small and elite group of companies approved to provide map data for aircraft navigation and situational awareness products… More

Esri Names CompassData a Silver Business Partner

The Compass family of companies is proud of our business relationship with Esri that dates back to 1994. CompassData is now a Silver Business Partner, future plans are to offer CompassData archive GCP and aviation imagery directly from ArcGIS Online Market Place to support users of the ArcGIS platform for imagery and remote sensing applications.

CompassData Buys Trimble UX5 UAS

We are proud to announce the purchase of our first Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), a Trimble UX5. Three members from the CompassData team just returned from  Calgary, Alberta, where they learned to operate and fly the UAS at Trimble’s official flight school.

At CompassData, we view UAS technology as the future for collecting authoritative mapping information for small-area projects where mobilizing an aircraft or tasking a satellite just is not practical… More

CompassData Featured in Earth Imaging Journal

Check out the GEOINT issue of Earth Imaging Journal to read how CompassData worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on a project creating a 3D image scene of Centennial Airport near our office in Colorado. The project demonstrates how highly accurate ground control can be used to fuse multiple geospatial data sets to generate a realistic 3D environment to improve situational awareness for pilots.

CompassData Surpasses 26,000 Ground Control Points in Commercial Archive

CENTENNIAL, Colorado, 4 February 2014 – CompassData, a worldwide provider of high-quality Ground Control Points (GCP) for GIS, photogrammetric and remote sensing applications, announced today that its archive of commercial GCPs now exceeds 26,000 points. The archived GCPs have been collected in 100 countries across North and South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East… More

 Directions Magazine“Control Freaks Mapping The World


We Are The Control Freaks!

Complete Global Coverage: Our Mission Is To Map The World

Our guaranteed and consistent quality of GCP’s ensure that you ca produce the most accurate enhanced imagery and GIS data sets for your projects. Access to existing control with metadata provides a distinct advantage when planning an image collection project.