Who We Are

CompassData is Proud to be Affiliated with these Professional Organizations:

AccuEarth_logoAccuEarth – based in the Czech Republic, AccuEarth is an international mapping and surveying company. From global ground control point collection to custom Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) services, AccuEarth strives to achieve global mapping excellence. CompassData is proud of our affiliation with AccuEarth which was consummated in 2014.

mappsMAPPS – The Management Association for Private Photogrammetric Surveyors (MAPPS) is the only national association of business firms in the surveying, spatial data and geographic information systems field in the United States. MAPPS member firms are engaged in surveying, photogrammetry, satellite and airborne remote sensing, aerial photography, hydrography, aerial and satellite image processing, GNSS and GIS data collection and conversion services. Our associate members include firms that provide products and services to our member firms, as well as other firms world-wide. www.mapps.org

CompassData CEO W. Brant Howard served on the national governing board of MAPPS between 2004-2010, he is currently taking a hiatus.

comappsCOLORADO MAPPS – CompassData is a charter member of Colorado’s new MAPPS chapter: http://www.mapps.org/members/?id=12608692. All Colorado businesses in the geospatial sector are welcome to join CO-MAPPS.

CO-MAPPS is working to increase the profile of the Colorado Geospatial Community! Join CO-MAPPS in its mission. Find out more at CO-MAPPS or MAPPS is the only national association specifically for geospatial companies in the private sector.


John Palatiello, executive director of MAPPS national; and the Board of Directors of CO-MAPPS: Hayden Howard, Llana Hines, Layton Hobbs, Mark Schubert and Gary Outlaw.

asprsASPRS – The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) is a scientific association serving more than 7,000 professionals worldwide. Its mission is to promote the ethical application of active and passive sensors, the disciplines of photogrammetry, remote sensing, geographic information systems, and other supporting geospatial technologies; to advance the understanding of the geospatial and related sciences; to expand public awareness of the profession; and to promote a balanced representation of the interests of government, academia, and private enterprise. www.asprs.org

CompassData is a sustaining member of ASPRS and adheres to the ASPRS Code of Ethics

CompassData recommends that purchasers of Ground Control Points, Field Data Collection Services, Human Geography and GNSS/GIS Independent QA/QC use the ASPRS procurement guidelines.

APSGLogoAPSG – the Association of Petroleum Surveying & Geomatics (APSG) is an unincorporated association of individuals who desire to exchange geodetic and cartographic information relating to worldwide petroleum development. Members include experts in surveying, positioning, geomatics, geospatial data management, and mapping sciences from Exploration & Production companies, survey contractors, oilfield service companies, consultants, software providers, data vendors and academia. Find out more at www.apsg.info/.

usgif_logoUSGIF – The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) is the only organization dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and building a stronger community of interest across industry, government, professional organizations, academia and individual stakeholders. USGIF is dedicated to bringing together the many disciplines involved in the geospatial intelligence community to exchange ideas, share best practices and promote the education and importance of a national geospatial intelligence agenda. Find out more at www.usgif.org/.

Survey Services
The First CO-MAPPS Chapter Meeting Was Held At CompassData Headquarters in October, 2011
CO-MAPPS held its first official Chapter Meeting at CompassData's corporate headquarters in Centennial, CO on Thursday, Oct. 27.
Featured speaker was Jonita LeRoy of the Colorado Office of Information Technology, who is working on the I.T. Economic Development program. The Hickenlooper administration has designated the geospatial community as part of the IT industry, in its effort to bring more high tech businesses to the state. LeRoy asked CO-MAPPS to help the state in creating baseline data about the geospatial industry.
John Palatiello, executive director of MAPPS national, came from Virginia to attend the meeting and facilitated the discussion about how the organization can put together the baseline data the state is asking for, and began a SWOT analysis on the geospatial industry in Colorado.
Our mission is to map the world – we take that seriously!
MAPPS is the national association of business firms in the surveying, spatial data and geographic information systems field. CO-MAPPS chapter dues are only $250; National membership is required to join.
CompassData is one of the founding members of this organization, and we now have 16 other companies already members in the Colorado chapter. We are actively seeking other firms to join; please contact us for more information. The Board of Directors for Colorado MAPPS is: Gary Outlaw of Merrick (president); Llana Hines, Sanborn; Hayden Howard, CompassData; Mark Schubert, Aerial Surveys International; and Layton Hobbs, Woolpert, Inc.