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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 […]


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?   […]


15 December 2015
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Did you know? … PatchMap-PC 2.0 is here !

As our only off-line PC product, PatchMap-PC 2.0 can be used as a large size GPS for navigation (via the included nRoute program) and for upload/download GPS communications for interaction with PatchMap. Designed to go off-line for an extended period  … to plan a project or collect data and assess it or transfer ideas and data back and forth […]


The Season of Pain ?

A shout out to all our Oil & Gas customers: We feel your pain … we would like to help you trim a few costs by getting efficient … and we’re going to eat 20% on our PC products this Christmas season to prove it ! Best take advantage: ends Jan4 2016. Some folks look […]


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? … 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? … 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 […]


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 […]


Did you know? … Safety Hands

Did you know? … only 20% of company safety hands have even heard of PatchMap … a world class tool for correct information for their Emergency Response Plans among many other things. If there’s one tool that is underutilized in the O&G safety world, it’s PatchMap. Every single safety hand should have a GPS version […]


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? … Millions on the Table

Did You Know? … You could be leaving millions of dollars on the table if you are not using PatchMap to help plan your rig moving logistics. One oil company, in one area, in one winter, via one consultant, estimated a 3 million dollar savings in rig moves alone by using PatchMap! Just think how much […]


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?) […]


A Little Research Doesn’t Hurt

In the regular course of talking to people …  and trying to solve their problems, problems that are closer to my expertise than theirs … often means that I play around with some of the equipment that we occasionally sell but that aren’t part of our normal product lines. When I do this, the information […]


Down turns aren’t all bad

The Advantages of a Down-turn We’d be foolish to think that when the wind goes out of the sails for our main industry, that we don’t get a bit jumpy … but it’s also an opportunity that we have seen before. When the belt tightens in the oil & gas industry there’s a sudden interest […]


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 […]


Kenwood Series | Compatible with PatchMap SD

Good News folks, Kenwood offers 4 different GPS options in their navigational lineup. Each of these GPS units offer different features, the best one being that they are all compatible with PatchMap SD. This means you no longer need 2 devices to get to where you are going in the Patch. Kenwood’s in dash systems […]


What We Do — The Answer for the PROs (A 2-Part Article)

What We Do …Two Answers: One for the PRO one for JOE  PART 1: The Answer for the PROs:                                                                          […]


31 March 2014
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What We Do — The Answer for the JOEs

What We Do — The Answer for the JOEs:                                                                              (just tell me why spending this money makes […]


Garmin Montana 650 Review

Garmin Montana 650 The Garmin Montana 650 Handheld GPS unit is the best selling handheld unit on our shelves. It has long been a favourite among sledders, contractors and boaters alike. Want to know more? Check out the specs on this great unit from Garmin. Who is it for? Take it hiking. Take it hunting. […]