CENTENNIAL, Colo., Feb. 10, 2014—The Compass family of geospatial companies reminds organizations involved in recovery efforts related to the 2013 Colorado floods they may still obtain GIS and mapping support at no or low cost through the Compass4Colorado program. Established in September 2013 and continuing through March 31, 2014, Compass4Colorado has supplied geospatial products and services to several companies and government offices.
“Through Compass4Colorado, we have put vital equipment and expertise into the hands of people performing the difficult tasks of damage assessment following the deadly floods,” said W. Brant Howard, Founder and Chairman of CompassTools Inc. “In true Colorado spirit, several of our business partners joined in the Compass4Colorado program.”
Compass4Colorado (www.Compass4Colorado.com) offers mapping software, integration services, training and expertise at no charge and equipment rentals at significantly reduced rates to public- and private-sector organizations engaged in flood assessment and recovery. Participants in Compass4Colorado include CompassTools, CompassData and CompassCom from the Compass family, as well as these other companies – Trimble Navigation, Laser Technology, DigitalGlobe, and GeoSpatial Experts.
Compass4Colorado officially kicked off last October with open seminars attended by local companies, utilities, and government officials who learned how high-tech GIS and GPS equipment could be used to quickly and accurately collect damage assessment information. Following these seminars, several organizations requested support in the form of services or equipment.
These efforts included:
“Many of the flood recovery activities have progressed from the assessment to the re-building phase, and GIS and mapping technology can still play an important role,” said Howard. “We encourage local organizations to take advantage of Compass4Colorado today.”
For a complete listing of all Compass4Colorado offerings and terms, please visit www.Compass4Colorado.com. Or call 303.627.1810 or 800.728.5066.
About the Compass Family
Based in Centennial, Colorado, the Compass family of companies has provided geospatial solutions in Colorado and around the world since 1994. The companies include CompassTools, a provider of GIS and GPS hardware, software and support; CompassData, a field data collection, ground control, and precision orthoimagery service provider; and CompassCom, a mobile resource management company tracking vehicle and high value assets. Visit www.compasscom.com, www.compassdatainc.com, or www.compasstoolsinc.com.