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Down turns aren’t all bad

The Advantages of a Down-turn We’d be foolish to think that when the wind goes out of the sails for our main industry, that we don’t get a bit jumpy … but it’s also an opportunity that we have seen before. When the belt tightens in the oil & gas industry there’s a sudden interest […]


2 February 2015
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Teaming Up With Backroads

SkyBase Solutions has teamed up with Backroad GPS Maps to bring you the most complete recreational GPS map on the market! If you are looking for our tried and trusted map data for hunting, fishing, hiking etc. previously sold as SkyBase Solutions BushMap Hunting Maps for your Garmin GPS they can now be found in […]


MapBuddy PatchMap vs MapBuddy Dispatch

SkyBase has recently developed a new program, MapBuddy. This highly detailed PC mapping system comes with options for tons of great add-ons and extensions to help our users with their unique mapping needs. This article will help shed some light on the key differences between two of our most popular extensions. MapBuddy PatchMap | An […]


22 May 2014
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SPOT Makes 3000 Rescue

Did you know… Marking its 3,000th Rescue, SPOT Satellite Devices Have Proven to be Essential Life-Saving Technology for Outdoor Enthusiasts and Adventurers Recent Canadian SPOT rescue involves a young hiker who was rescued from Kananaskis, Alberta after suffering a broken ankle Mississauga, ON , May 07 2014– SPOT LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar, Inc., (NYSE MKT: […]


What We Do — The Answer for the PROs (A 2-Part Article)

What We Do …Two Answers: One for the PRO one for JOE  PART 1: The Answer for the PROs:                                                                          […]


31 March 2014
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What We Do — The Answer for the JOEs

What We Do — The Answer for the JOEs:                                                                              (just tell me why spending this money makes […]


inReach | For EVERY Adventure

From sunrise to sunset, DeLorme inReach SE was made for your adventure — whether you love to hike, camp, boat, hunt, fish, sail, fly, climb, travel, motorcycle, mountain bike, ski, snowmobile, ATV, trail ride, or paddle. inReach SE satellite communicator with GPS sends AND receives messages anywhere on earth with 100% global coverage from the […]


28 November 2013
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Back-country Skiing with inReach

Ski Smart. Ski Safe with inReach Christmas is just around the corner and ski season is in full swing here in Alberta. If you are looking for the perfect gift for the skier on your list, look no further. inReach is new on the market and is leading the way as the #1 Safety and […]


Navigating with the Rino 650

A Look at the Rino 650 from Garmin As one of Alberta’s leaders in navigation systems, our clients often look to us for answers regarding the type of GPS that will work best for them. Over the past few years, one unit we have seen work exceptionally well is the Garmin Rino 650. This handheld […]


20 October 2013
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FieldView 360° Images for Realtors

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and we also know time is money. So for a Realtor in a busy market what is the value of a time saving 360 Degree virtual tour? Imagine eliminating long winded descriptive emails, reducing your showing time and engaging your audience with hands on virtual tours! […]


inReach – A Must Have for Snowmobile Season

Well folks, its October 2, and Grande Prairie had our first dusting of snow early this morning. For most of us this seems a little depressing. That being said I am sure the snowmobile enthusiasts out there are just chomping at the bit to hit the trails. Before winter truly hits (which may only be […]


30 August 2013
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Introducing the nüvi 2757LM Garmin GPS with 7″ touchscreen.

We thought it was time to spice up our lineup and find a new low cost option for those of you who are looking for / needing,  a bigger screen. Whether it be poor eye-sight or big fingers, this device is a great tool for the road. The nüvi 2757LM has a bright 7.0″ display […]


Efficiency – What is it exactly? (Find me a Visionary)

How would you describe efficiency?  After listening and learning about all the ways different size companies operate it would seem that there is more than one definition of efficiency. Perhaps a better way to understand it, is there’s a sliding scale of what a particular size company would consider to be efficient; ** a very […]


That’s More than 3 Times the Distance Around the Equator !

Rob Coutts: Instigator @ SkyBase Solutions Re PatchMap: We often get asked about how we are different from other products, which, although it is a legitimate question, it’s hard to answer as I often don’t know where to begin. There are so many different ways that we out perform everyone else … so much so, […]


Off the Grid! | Delorme InReach SE Review

Love To Be Off the Grid! – Delorme inReach SE In this industry a large percentage of our clientele consists of those who can’t wait to get away from it all. We serve everyone from Bush Pilots to Mountain Bikers and everyone in between. The common thread they share is the enjoyment of being off […]


28 May 2013
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When will PatchMap ‘App-en?

The digital product world changes quickly, so we are always forward thinking.  We are currently developing new applications for Android, including a PatchMap version. This Android version of PatchMap is designed to function both in and out of cell service. We realize that your work more often than not takes you past the service areas […]


“We Pride Ourselves on Doing the Bare Minimum”

Said no company ever! And yet it is very interesting to see and hear so many stories that break down to exactly that. As some of you may know we are spending the next few days at the Peace Region Petroleum Show right here in Grande Prairie. Being new to the company, this was a […]


Issues Finding an LSD with Single Digits?

If you are currently using PatchMap in your Gamin GPS you may have noticed issues when searching for an LSD with single digits. For example 4-1-47-10 W5. If you are using a Garmin Nuvi with the older search function – (Where To – Near – A Different City – Points of Interest ) Here is a simple […]


7 May 2013
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Saying Goodbye – Dave Hatton

The team at SkyBase Solutions was deeply saddened by the news of the death of Dave Hatton (Rio Grande AB.) Over the years Dave has become a member of the SkyBase family. He assisted in several key projects, verifying road information, gathering tracks and taking on any challenge we sent his way. Dave made sure […]


Important Step When Updating Your Garmin GPS

When using your Garmin GPS you may receive a notification that it is time to update your maps. This message comes directly from Garmin and is not in reference to your PatchMap, BushMap or AgMap card from SkyBase Solutions. This map update is for the city maps (city navigator) that comes as the base map in your […]