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The Snowflake SALE

Sometimes non defined boundaries … are kind of fun How about a YUGE discount on ALL PatchMap products instead of one at a time … $200 off of: PatchMap PC 2.0 PatchMap DisPatch on MapBuddy PatchMap Web … $100 off of: PatchMap SD for Garmin But it all ends when the FIRST SNOWFLAKE FALLS ! […]


How to Organise, Document & Link to your Fieldwork by using MapBuddy – PatchMap

Highly useful capabilities have just been added to PatchMap DisPatch – MapBuddy. *  Will the program be harder to run? … of course not, many will not even notice a difference. *  Will the program look significantly different? … of course not, scaring our present users is a bad idea. *  Will the program allow users to […]


4 November 2016
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Emergency Response Plans

Emergency Response Plans are a daily standard process these days for anyone working in the oil & gas industry. Many businesses work in relatively static locations from day to day but for those who are working in two or more each and every day, with a fair bit of driving from one to the other […]


When Your Phone Rings

When a call comes in; you’ve got a job … what logistically do you need to know to proceed?                 where is it? how do I get there? how long does it take?   * which field office should respond? how do I get the info to create […]


29 October 2015
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Did you know? … SAR = PatchMap

Did you know? … Any Search and Rescue Organization within the areas of PatchMap get everything we have for FREE … trouble is, if you give it away, people think that it’s not worth anything … as only a handful have taken us up on the offer … maybe if we start charging them for […]


Did you know? … Never Lost

Did you know? … 98% of all field staff have been lost before (2% liars), 70% in the last year and that might be conservative if people were to be honest with you when you asked them … definitions of ‘lost’ are suddenly important, etc.   OK, we will use the terminology ‘temporarily misplaced’ … […]


29 October 2015
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Did you know? … Free Competitors

Did you know? … 90% of all PatchMap (so called) competitor’s information is available from PatchMap FOR FREE ? … Caught your attention there, did we? Yup, all the other guys actually search for are LSD centroids, even if there is a UWI option, they produce the exact same location, the LSD centroid … try our tools (Free […]


Did you know? … Outperforms all Apps

Did you know? … PatchMap out performs 100% of all other apps built for the Canadian oil & gas regions. All the other apps shell (whimp) out to Google Maps for their routing … in this business, routing is the real test for whether you’re a man or a boy … PatchMap routes on it’s […]


Did you know? … Municipalities need PatchMap

Did you know? … 100% of Municipalities could use PatchMap-Web to advantage?   How about using PatchMap-Web for Roadwork Planning or Fire Protection and Emergency Response… as an example: add the rural addresses or the emergency dugout water locations and it becomes a dispatching tool for almost any purpose. If you live in Saskatchewan, the roads […]


29 October 2015
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Did you know? … Province State

Did you know? … PatchMap has teamed up with Province and State Permitting to offer a complete routing product that advises of road restrictions and allows a direct link to applying for a permit if that is required. This is available through two different computer versions of PatchMap and  your vehicle tracking company too ! […]


Did you know? … Tracking Overlay

Did you know? … only 4% of the oil & gas vehicles with vehicle tracking systems use PatchMap overlays on their Automated Vehicle Location mapping solution. That means that the rest are looking at white space, pointing and saying “Where the hell are they? … does that look right? … is there a bridge out […]


29 October 2015
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Did you know? … STARS or PatchMap

Did you Know? … calculating how long STARS will take to fly to your landing site can be done faster with PatchMap-Web than even STARS can do it?  plus you can do this calculation before the project begins … like right now! Yup, PatchMap-Web is the routing tool of choice … on the ground or […]


Did you know? … End Users

Did you know? … 88% of  PatchMap SD cards are sold directly to end users? That’s a fair chunk of change for an end user to shoulder … why would that be?  … and why won’t the office buy it for them? Well, they buy PatchMap so that they can be comfortable knowing that no […]


29 October 2015
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Did you know? … Branch Offices

Did you know? … 90% of oil and gas service company branch offices don’t have the correct tools to prove efficiencies? .. and are actually paid not to innovate or be efficient? … if they kept expenditures down, they get a bonus. Managers think nothing of stroking a pen for thousands of dollars of tires […]


29 October 2015
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Did you know? … Logistical Planners

Did you know? … There’s a tool for oil & gas field logistic planners that has a one day ROI ?  I know you are wondering … So is this a typical exaggeration? … well not according to one Project Manager who got thrown a large remote project at the last minute, without local knowledge, including […]


Did you Know ? … Field Reps

Did you know? …   that some oil & gas field sales reps outperform their counterparts by 100-150%, every day … how? …  well, they use PatchMap … that’s 2-3 times the sales than others and even themselves before they started using this industry specific navigational tool ! And how does PatchMap make such a difference? Well if you […]


16 July 2015
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New and Free PatchMap Products

New & Free – PatchMap With these new products, PatchMap is further entrenched as the number one way to navigate in the Canadian oil & gas sector: First the FREE: SkyBase has opened up a previously paid for product to free status. This blows the doors off of any similar product in the marketplace. Free […]


New Calgary Office !

Finally … an office in Calgary ! Just like all of you, we have been waiting for our office in Calgary to materialise … well finally it’s here! T. Joseph Maylan has stepped up to represent SkyBase Solutions and especially our various PatchMap products from his office downtown. There must have been some hunger out […]


What … PatchMap has Competition?

Competition ? … if you actually look, there is none ! We often get asked what sets our PatchMap software apart from the three or four other products that claim to do, what we actually do. Well, there are many things that differentiate PatchMap but it might depend on what it is that you are […]


World Traveler – Not

A few observations from a short trip abroad: It’s been a few decades since I’ve travelled outside the comfort zone of North America. I had never been to Europe for a stay beyond overnight so on my recent trip to Germany I expected an experience similar to North America but more worldly or refined … […]