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  • GIS / GPS Field ServicesCompassData's global network of surveyors will do your field collection for you providing guaranteed quality through standardized deliverables that allow you to immediately ingest the data into your GIS.
  • Complete Global CoverageWe have relationships with businesses, governments and individual surveyors all over the globe, so we are capable of collecting GPS survey data anywhere.
  • Oil and GasCompassData is well versed in oil and gas asset and pipeline surveys. We will ensure that the footprint, condition and locations of your oil and gas equipment are accurate.
  • OrthoimageryBecause CompassData owns more Ground Control Points (GCPs) than any other commercial outlet in the world, we have a unique master database to help facilitate our orthorectification process.
  • AviationCompassData has been approved by the FAA to provide ground control points used to increase the accuracy of imagery utilized in the creation of aeronautical databases.
  • Imagery ResellerIn addition to being a producer of highly accurate orthoimagery, CompassData is an authorized reseller of high quality aerial and satellite imagery.
  • Utility MappingCompassData provides the GPS data and GIS tools to assist utility companies and telecoms with mapping, modeling, managing and maintaining their distributed facilities and networks.
  • UAS / UAVCompassData has received an FAA exemption for the commercial operation of our Trimble UX5 Unmanned Aircraft System, we are now offering UAS aerial imagery collection services internationally and within the U.S.
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Global Ground Control

CompassData: The World's Largest Commercially-available Ground Control Data Set - Complete Global Coverage with 36,000 Ground Control Points available for download!


Aerial Image Houses

Imagery Resale

In addition to being a producer of sub-meter orthoimagery, CompassData is an authorized reseller of DigitalGlobe imagery. DigitalGlobe is a commercial vendor of high resolution aerial and satellite images.


Latest News

The CompassData Summit Survey Team was successful in summiting Mount McKinley and they were able to obtain several hours of GPS data! Please visit our CompassSummit page to read about this project, view our sponsors and view our route.




CompassData is an organization dedicated to providing global ground control survey data. Our mission is to map the world and since 1994 we have been a leader in the geospatial industry, collecting high accuracy Ground Control Points (GCPs) all over the world, even in remote and difficult to access areas.

The products, services and solutions available from CompassData include:

Founded in 1994 as part of the CompassCom family, CompassData was incorporated as a separate entity in 2003. CDI specializes in the collection of spatially-accurate survey data, including remotely sensed data, for Geographic Information System (GIS) applications, aviation mapping applications, and imagery enhancement applications such as orthoimagery production and photogrammetry. Using only the best available technology, we provide high accuracy data to our clients to assist in the production of their geospatial products.

CDI has collected more than 36,000 Ground Control Points on six of seven continents. These archived GCPs are available for immediate delivery, enabling you to save time and money on your project.  We have worked with professionals spanning numerous industries, including environmental firms, satellite and aerial imagery providers, utility companies, public works departments, government agencies (including the US Department of Defense), transportation organizations, airport and aviation agencies, golf courses, construction companies and natural resource firms.

At CompassData, we provide accuracy, speed, standardized deliverables and excellent customer service. Since our inception, we have been at the forefront of the geospatial industry, supplying current, accurate gps survey data and we have a global reputation for excellence. We pride ourselves on the relationships we have established with our customers and we are committed to helping them develop world class solutions for their mission critical applications.

For more information, please feel free to browse our website, contact us, or give us a call at (303) 627-4058. We look forward to hearing from you!