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PatchMap-MapBuddy – PatchMap for a PC now has three versions … see comparison chart. This is the one closest to being a GIS program. It runs as an Extension to MapBuddy. MapBuddy is a free download from this website and here is the hotlink.
PatchMap-MapBuddy (also called MapBuddy – DisPatch) is a yearly subscription. This new system will ensure that you are constantly updated!
Once you have MapBuddy installed, phone us to get an Extension code for DisPatch.
PatchMap Oilfield Maps SD Update – For customers who have purchased an SD card and wish to update the maps: You will have to exchange your card for a new one for any version dated before 14.5.5. (that’s year/month/day) After this first SD card exchange, updating will again be available via a download or through SD card exchange.
To initiate this card exchange, you can fill in this form and make the exchange as efficient as possible by printing & sending it along with the card. Other options are available should you be constantly using your card; call to make these arrangements.
The PatchMap SD Update cost continues to be $95.00 SkyBase updates all PatchMap datasets monthly, so there’s always a current version available.
PatchMap Oilfield Maps User Guide – This is a printable user guide to help you search for LSD in your Garmin GPS with PatchMap.
PatchMap Oilfield Maps User Guide for MONTANA Handheld – This is a printable user guide to help you search for LSD in your Garmin Montana GPS with PatchMap.
Garmin GPS Setup for PatchMap Oilfield Maps – When using your PatchMap in a Garmin GPS there are a few simple settings that will ensure you are getting the most out your oilfield maps.
Garmin DRIVE GPS Setup for PatchMap Oilfield Maps – When using your PatchMap in a Garmin DRIVE GPS there are a few simple settings that will ensure you are getting the most out your oilfield maps.
Garmin GPS Updates – If you are updating your Garmin Maps (not your SkyBase Maps) there are a few steps to ensure your Garmin update does not interfere with your SkyBase Maps i.e. PatchMap
AgMap User Guide – This is a printable 4″x4″ user guide to help you navigate surveyed farmland in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and North Eastern British Columbia in your Garmin GPS
AgMap User Guide (2012 and Older) – If you have just purchased AgMap but have an older model GPS and your current user guide doesn’t seem to match with your screens, this is the guide for you.
Other Helpful Links
SHP to GPX Tool – This is a simple tool to turn any of your SHP files into a track that will open in MapSource or BaseCamp which can then be uploaded to a Garmin GPS
Wellsite Naming Convention for Western Canada– This will take you to the official way of documenting wellsites in both the BC system and the Prairie Provinces. Many companies leave out important parts or add their own ‘junk’ to the descriptions. We get asked all the time to help decipher a well name. This link takes you to what you need to know.
Mapsource V6.13.6 – Still our favourite version for all you guys who have to work off-line with a map that looks like a map.
nRoute – Still the best way to make your laptop into a GPS … create your own datasets or to send an extended amount of data to us for enhancing our maps.
Township System Map that allows an immediate understanding of how the legal descriptions of land in western Canada are named.
Declination Calculator for calculating the compass declination for anywhere in Canada and for any date back to 1900. Not all that many people use compasses these days but those who do need to periodically check the declination. eg in the past 15 years in Grande Prairie the declination has changed from 20° 49.08′ East to 16° 54.78′ East
Space Weather can affect GPS positions and make ANY GPS pretty much useless … when this happens to you one of the first things to check is the level of geomagnetic activity that the earth is experiencing from the energy of the sunspots being thrown at us … Go here to determine how much effect to expect … this is the best guess prediction but some storms can reach from the sun to earth in a few minutes so storms can come almost anytime.