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 […]
GIS – who’s in charge ?
Is PatchMap a viable option ? If you describe GIS to someone it usually revolves around imagery and design and computers in dark rooms and educational programs both tech and professional but what seems to be missed more and more is the fact that GIS is just an effort to represent the world around us in […]
Did you Know? … PatchMap is THE Industry Standard
Did you Know? … The Industry Standard for Field Navigation and Routing Logistics is …. who? If there is one, what are the parts needed to win this title? … *** which parts of the industry need to be won over? *** head office? how do they distribute the information? […]
Did you know … PatchMap in GeoTrac GPS
Did you know? … PatchMap SD cards work in GEOTrac GPS systems ? You bet, just because your company has chosen the GEOTrac Vehicle Location System does not mean that you have to suffer their maps in the Garmin GPS units! Many of our customers are tired of the misplaced locations and the directions that leave them […]
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’ … […]
Did you know? … New each Month
Did you know? … Once each month PatchMap is reprocessed and updated? That is so you have the most complete dataset at your fingertips whenever you have to head to the field … no more waiting months for updates ! Keeping current is no small investment … and doing that right means automation … PatchMap […]
Did you know? … Service Companies
Did you know? … 60% of service companies overcharge on their mileage? Why do they do that? … because they can … it’s difficult to call them on it … and it might be your fault … (I’m pissing in my own pond here). But not anymore … PatchMap-Web is here. Verify distances … and […]
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 … […]
Grande Prairie Sports Expo
As we have for many years, we had a booth at the Grande Prairie Sports Expo April 10-12. We normally don’t intend to sell anything at these events, we did sell a couple of things this year and reinforced a few contacts that have strayed to new employment (it’s hard to keep track isn’t it?) […]
MapBuddy PatchMap vs MapBuddy Dispatch
SkyBase has recently developed a new program, MapBuddy. This highly detailed PC mapping system comes with options for tons of great add-ons and extensions to help our users with their unique mapping needs. This article will help shed some light on the key differences between two of our most popular extensions. MapBuddy PatchMap | An […]
Efficiency – What is it exactly? (Find me a Visionary)
How would you describe efficiency? After listening and learning about all the ways different size companies operate it would seem that there is more than one definition of efficiency. Perhaps a better way to understand it, is there’s a sliding scale of what a particular size company would consider to be efficient; ** a very […]
That’s More than 3 Times the Distance Around the Equator !
Rob Coutts: Instigator @ SkyBase Solutions Re PatchMap: We often get asked about how we are different from other products, which, although it is a legitimate question, it’s hard to answer as I often don’t know where to begin. There are so many different ways that we out perform everyone else … so much so, […]
“We Pride Ourselves on Doing the Bare Minimum”
Said no company ever! And yet it is very interesting to see and hear so many stories that break down to exactly that. As some of you may know we are spending the next few days at the Peace Region Petroleum Show right here in Grande Prairie. Being new to the company, this was a […]