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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 ! […]


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 … […]


11 August 2017
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MapBuddy
PatchMap
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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 […]


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 […]


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
PatchMap
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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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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]

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