Compass Information

Compass is provided by the Colorado Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (OAHP) in an effort to provide qualified individuals with access to much of the data available from the main OAHP cultural resource database.


Please Note: The Office of Archaeology & Historic Preservation changed its fee structure on July 1, 2018.  For more information on what this means for Compass and other services please Click Here.

Now you can view sites and surveys on a variety of map layers in our General Purpose Viewer.  Want to learn more?  Check out the tutorials on the History Colorado YouTube channel.

Compass users can perform searches based on:

  • location
  • cultural site attributes
  • cultural resource management criteria

Who can use Compass?

  • cultural resource professionals
  • researchers

What else?

OAHP offers qualified users a ten-day trial period to become familiar with the system.  A subscription to use the system beyond the trial period is a nonrefundable annual fee based on the size of your organization. 

The subscription fee is waived for the staff of non-profit and Higher Education organizations.

If you are interested in taking advantage of the trial period or subscribing to Compass, please read our information packet (PDF) which contains important details about Compass and a user application.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

More information:

Information Packet with Application

GIS Information

Information about Cultural Resource Files