CompassData Online Provides E-Commerce Access to Global GCP Archive

San Diego, CA., April 28, 2010 – CompassData Inc. announces the online availability of its CompassData Ground Control Point Archive including over 13,700 photo-identifiable ground control points (GCP) around the globe. The GCP Archive online store at contains 10,000 North American and 3700 international GCPs that have been collected either by CompassData’s in-house team of professional “Control Freaks” or its 30 certified mapping partners in Europe, Asia, South America and Africa. CompassData was the first to offer GCPs as an on-line product in 2005. The Archive is the largest commercially available source of GCP data with guaranteed quality and consistency to five precision levels.

CompassData made the announcement today at the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) Conference in San Diego, California. “By offering the Archive online for immediate purchase and delivery, we are providing our customers with an easy mechanism to browse, select and purchase the GCPs needed to enhance imagery and provide data for QA/QC of geospatial data sets,” said Brant Howard, CEO of CompassData. “The ability to access control data, without having to mobilize staff to the field, can save our customers time and money to deliver geospatial projects and products.” Powered by the DataDoors™
e-commerce solution, provided by i-cubed in Fort Collins, Colorado, CompassData Online has an easy to navigate interface for geospatial data that supports credit card, purchase order and government contract vehicles to get the data in the hands of the geospatial professional.

CompassData not only offers GCP data to the geospatial community, but is also widely recognized as an industry leader for their ability to deploy data collection teams with very short notice to acquire GIS data worldwide. GCP collection ranges from centimeter to sub-meter levels of precision as required by the geospatial community. GIS data collection includes but is not limited to street signs, road centerlines, gas/electric/underground utility infrastructure and other GIS feature data.

About CompassData Inc.:
CompassData, Inc. was founded to focus on providing content to the Geospatial industry. For the past 15 years, CompassData has been the market leader in the collection of accurate and affordable geodetic control for enhanced satellite and aerial imagery. As a woman-owned small business, CompassData specializes in providing geospatial data products to enable commercial and government organizations to enhance their geospatial products or projects. The organizations that CompassData has served include: environmental firms; public safety; law enforcement; public utility (gas & electric) companies; local, state, and federal government agencies; imagery providers, telecommunication companies, transportation organizations, natural resource firms, and defense.

About i-cubed:
i-cubed is a geoprocessing service organization that offers complete business solutions based on information and geodata derived from air photos, satellite imagery and other sources of geographic information. Its impressive client base includes many of the world's largest wireless telecommunications companies, and industry leaders in environmental engineering, land and natural resource management, agriculture, and visual simulation applications as well as several progressive government agencies.

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Justin Kusterer
CompassData, Inc.

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