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23 October 2017
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It’s going to Snow on Wednesday !

So folks … it’s almost winter and you need to get your poop in a scoop reallllly sooon … they are predicting snow in a couple of days and our snowflake sale will then be over! Acting now could save you a couple hundred bucks! You can purchase or even extend your subscription … you […]


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 ! […]


11 August 2017
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MapBuddy
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MapBuddy – Just press Dismiss

A recent Windows update has caused this to start appearing … don’t be concerned. I’m sure that you have noticed that every time you open MapBuddy there is a message across the top that looks like the image below … FIXED IT, no longer visible !! A while ago we added the SkyBase EULA window […]


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 […]


5 June 2017
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MapBuddy
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Security & QC | Worry not, We’re GOOD

As you know, we are in the software business and have to continually deal with being a minor player in this world of software giants. One of the more costly problems that we face is the ever increasing scrutiny of Virus and Malware programs that want to trigger our offerings as “Unrecognised Application”.  We use Microsoft […]


9 May 2017
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LSDs | Wellsites | Locators | Navigation | PatchMap

Oilfield Navigation: First you need to get there … before that you need to figure out where ‘there’ is. Of the many tools that can be used, some are free (like MapBuddy), some have a price; all will find an LSD, almost all shell out to Google Maps for navigation … which works well until […]


3 January 2017
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PatchMap
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Mount your Montana

Ever want a really tight way to mount your Montana in the truck? How about this setup? You don’t even need to loose the plastic cover. If this looks like something that you’d like to try, give us a call we have a couple in stock. The smart guy and road warrior  who came up […]


2 January 2017
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PatchMap
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Happy New Year

From the Ladies at SkyBase … always hard at work 😉


17 December 2016
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Is the Customer ALWAYS Right?

The Dilemma Interestingly, the pictures depict the same problem no matter what business you (we) happen to be in. The difference between a great solution at a really good price and a totally overkill product with a price to match … or a product that was overhyped and turned out not to be the steal […]


16 December 2016
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Science is for Scientists

This article is only for open minded readers who may not have the time to dig around the chaff to find the kernels. Use your time efficiently, go to the links and read/learn some more; make your own conclusions on where we should be spending our energy and especially scientific monies.   This is Just […]


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 […]


14 August 2016
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Hot off the Press … The Card Swap

Well, what do you know … someone actually read this website and discovered that they could trade in an Oiltrax card for something useful … a PatchMap SD card … Happy Trails folks. And here it is pasted on our wall for all to see … We’ll get some sort of frame soon and do it up a […]


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 […]


22 May 2016
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Gas Conscious Trips

Ya … I wish. Usually I just jump into my vehicle and drive wherever and it cost whatever it costs. I seldom look at the food bills or how much I paid for gas … why rain on the party, driving’s supposed to be fun.? I travel back and forth from Victoria to Grande Prairie; […]


20 March 2016
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Trade in … Trade up to PatchMap-GPS

Well, it didn’t take long for someone to read my last post and see that we not only had a new product called PatchMap-Lite … but what he liked most was the offer to Trade up from PatchMap-Lite to PatchMap-GPS should someone find that they needed the big guns. Being obviously quite sharp, he saw a […]


18 March 2016
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PatchMap-Lite has finally arrived !!

For several years others have been creating shallow versions of our mainstay PatchMap SD for Garmin GPS product. Anyone who has compared the products side by side knows that they are very different tools with a similarity that is only skin deep … the inference to what they’re supposed to do. These light versions have traditionally […]


17 March 2016
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PatchMap
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The Politics of Emergency Response

Over the last few weeks I’ve had conversations with several insightful people in order to get a better understanding as to how the various Medical Emergency Services are engaged, how advanced Emergency Planners (as potential users) leverage the EM services … and how they don’t absolutely rely on them and why. My particular interest was for rescue […]


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 […]