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10 July 2017
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“Picture’s Worth 1000 Words” add your Business and you get “MapBuddy 4Business”

Our primary business revolves around the oil & gas industry so we tend to look at products from that point of view but ANY operation that does business outside their own four walls can benefit from that bigger view … the “Picture’s Worth 1000 Words” view that MapBuddy 4Business offers. We are actually talking about […]


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 […]


10 February 2016
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Did you know … Realtors – Wake Up!

Did you know … farm and ranch realtors are always looking for a decent way to display the land descriptions on a map and by far the best one is the (presently) free version of MapBuddy? We’ve all seen everything from sketches on paper to clippings from municipal maps to points on Google Maps or […]


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 […]


14 January 2016
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Map Updates & Recent Finds

WTF ?… All my wellsites are gone!   We have heard this before and will hear it again:  “Your update removed all my wellsites, I want my old SD card back!” Even Garmin does not explain this properly … nor are there any videos to Google that explain this maddening bump. Unfortunately, even the old SD card […]


12 December 2015
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Did You Know ? … All Ways are Uphill

(click the photo) In early February 2005 Google Maps announced it’s existence … derived from a combination of the companies, Where 2 Technologies and Keyhole (with controversial investment from the CIA) along which a spin-off derived from Earth Viewer, now called Google Earth. A few months later in June 2005, their first Google Maps API appeared and […]


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? … Outperforms all Apps

Did you know? … PatchMap out performs 100% of all other apps built for the Canadian oil & gas regions. All the other apps shell (whimp) out to Google Maps for their routing … in this business, routing is the real test for whether you’re a man or a boy … PatchMap routes on it’s […]


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 ! […]


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? … 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 […]


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 […]


16 July 2015
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New and Free PatchMap Products

New & Free – PatchMap With these new products, PatchMap is further entrenched as the number one way to navigate in the Canadian oil & gas sector: First the FREE: SkyBase has opened up a previously paid for product to free status. This blows the doors off of any similar product in the marketplace. Free […]


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 […]


(Your) Smooth Running Machine

  The world is a big piece of equipment and we, at any particular moment are a tiny cog in a single wheel, buried deep inside that machine.  Traditionally, equipment runs smoother with the correct amount of grease to reduce the friction … an unseen force that perennially causes machinery to grind to a halt […]