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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 ! […]


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 […]


17 March 2016
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SARM – getting a bunch done with nothing

We decided to put up a booth at the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) trade show this year for the first time. It turned out to be one of the better shows that we have attended!   Going in we did a bit of homework and found out that there are 296 RMs in […]


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?   […]


19 November 2015
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ActiveMap – I Like It

So … we were creating our latest computer product, PatchMap-Web and were trying to figure out how to give a smartphone user a way to be shared the route that was created by someone at the office … and we came up with a method that we now call ActiveMap. Here’s how it works:   […]


16 November 2015
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Rig Locations FREE (for now) on PatchMap-Web

We know … why would we give this information away when several others are charging you a pretty handsome amount ? They claim to have more ‘contacts’ which should mean better … but so far users disagree ? Well, after a close look at what was available from AER & asking a few users of the brand […]


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? … 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 […]


29 October 2015
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Did you know? … Rig Chasers

Did you know? … 70% of the sales reps that are chasing the rigs, when they finally get to the location are heard to say “and there it is … GONE!” (well, mostly it’s more colorful than that) … so they pull out a map to figure where they’re off to next. They know that […]


29 October 2015
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Did you know? … Hotshot Companies

Did you know? … only about 5% of all the oil & gas Hotshot companies have embraced PatchMap? Out of all the service companies that need PatchMap,  Hotshot companies are on top of the list …  and for some reason they have resisted the most … to the death in a few cases. Their reasoning : […]


29 October 2015
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Did you know? … Operators Time

Did you know? … Plantsite operators spend 20 – 35% of their time unproductively piloting service crews into and out of wellsite locations? Because this unnecessary expenditure (go ahead calculate it, it’ll be tens of thousands of dollars per day across the organization ) has become so common place, it’s been decided that the permit isn’t written […]


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 […]


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 […]