Who We Are

Compass Rose GIS is a Geospatial consulting firm located in San Diego, California.  As Geographic Information Systems (GIS) become a standard in the Engineering, Environmental, Public Works and Planning industries, Compass Rose provides an array of services to meet the growing needs of your organization. Our goal is to be a valued partner to our clients by providing high-end Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related technology services through innovative problem solving and cost effective solutions.

Ask our clients what made them choose us and you’re likely to get many different answers. There’s one thing they’ll all agree on though; we deliver outstanding results in record time.

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Our Team
Melisa Caric Lee, President

Project Management | Assessments | Planning

Ken Burger, GIS Analyst/Developer

AWS | Python | Systems | Geodata

Melisa Caric Lee, President, offers more than 17 years of technical expertise and project management. Her past experience includes working for both public agencies and private consulting companies. This gives Melisa the unique insight of understanding the issues and complexities of business on all sides.


As a seasoned geographer and graduate from San Diego State University, Melisa is very familiar with the unique and diverse local environment. She is currently the president of the Southern California Chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA). She holds a GISP certificate from the Certification Institute (GISCI), is a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) through the Association of State Floodplain Managers, and is a member of the National Association of Professional Women (NAPW).

Ken Burger graduated from UC Santa Barbara where he received his B.A. in Geography and Geographic Information Science. Ken has experience deploying and configuring IT resources in the cloud using Amazon Web Services, managing enterprise GIS environments, integrating and administering SaaS applications, and using the Python programming language to accelerate workflows. Outside of work he enjoys hiking, traveling, bodysurfing, reading, and searching for the best coffee shops in San Diego.

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We can transform your business with geospatial software, data, and workflows.