“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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? […]
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 […]
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 […]
MapSource is Back (Soon)
Just a quick note for all you PatchMap users that really don’t want to leave the off-line platform of MapSource … it’s back! … or will be soon. With all the technology changes in the last few years since Garmin put MapSource into retirement, there has not emerged a proper replacement … and we should know. […]
Did you know? … It’s a Secret
Did you know? … PatchMap is a best kept secret … oops, I wasn’t supposed to tell you! There are many companies who leverage PatchMap completely … and they’d prefer that no one else knows … I guess that I can’t blame them … seems like there is such a thing as being too good […]
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 […]
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’ … […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]