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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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?   […]


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 […]


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 […]


14 November 2015
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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. […]


29 October 2015
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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 […]


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’ … […]


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 […]


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 […]


Going Fishin’ with GPSbuddy – (a lesson learned the hard way)

Lisa Elford : Marketing & Social Media Manager @ SkyBase Solutions Heading into the weekend I thought I would take a minute to share a little story. Whether you take something useful from it, or just get a good laugh at my expense I hope you enjoy. I should preface this story by letting you […]


18 June 2013
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Navigational Mapping and GPS Solutions

SkyBase Solutions was recently featured in a navigation based article in Oil & Gas Product News Magazine. This article outlines a few of our current products as well as upcoming projects. Want to see what’s in the works at SkyBase Solutions? Follow the link below. Oil & Gas Product News | May/June Issue


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 […]