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27 August 2017
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Fall is in the Air – Time for a SALE !

The best “Trucker Map” is one that covers Everywhere While we do build paper truck maps, why not have a map that covers the entire oil patch? … and be able to zoom in to see all the details … or search to find literally any location by more ways than you could imagine … […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


29 October 2015
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Did you know? … 911 should use PatchMap

Did you know? … 911 has some of the crappiest maps of the hinterlands available to man. Those crisis management ladies are the most levelheaded people I could imagine knowing … no tools and still not panicking … absolutely amazing. Why they don’t have access to PatchMap is a mystery … it is the exact tool […]


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? … 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 […]


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? … 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? … 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? … 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 […]


Did you know? … First Aid Vehicles

Did you know? … that less than 1% of the First Aid Vehicles working in the oil and gas industry use PatchMap? (we would know) … this is one of my pet peeves.   Most First Aid Companies working in the field for oil & gas operations supply one qualified person per vehicle to contain […]