Our Culture - Serving Customers Above All Else

At Tarin, we pride ourselves on our personal relationships, with all of our clients. We believe that our greatest strengths come from these relationships and a strong community is built around us.

Every client we collaborate with becomes part of our Tarin family. We take pride in being able to help you and your business thrive, as well as hopefully make your job just a little bit easier. We love being involved in your project from beginning to end – the details matter to us.

We consider ourselves your geospatial department. We are part of your family.

Core Values

Given the unique and varying individual needs of our customers, we provide the absolute best service. We are always available to provide support and guidance. Problem solving for our clients is what gets us up in the morning.

We align ourselves with the best contractors for geospatial data acquisition, processing and delivery, so that we may continue to provide services with Integrity and Accountability.

Tarin History

Incorporated in 1994, Tarin was initially formed by fostering partnerships between Forestry and Municipalities in acquiring up-to-date aerial photography. Tarin has continued to be a leader in Western Canada, supplying traditional data such as Aerial Photography, Digital Elevation Models, and Satellite Imagery. Expanding to include new products such as LiDAR, Geospatial Technology, GIS and Custom Mapping.

By providing expert knowledge regarding data and technology, we allow our clients the freedom to be successful by utilizing the best data and services available with one phone call.

If we can’t find it, it’s not out there. Let us acquire it for you.

Team

Kim Koons

Geospatial Guru

Kevin Petty

The Imagery Guy

Nicole Kenney

Number Cruncher

Kim Koons

Geospatial Guru

Kim Koons, Owner of Tarin, ended up in the “data game” because of her love of photography. Her first job after obtaining her degree in Geography and Environmental Studies was with a small GIS company (they had one client), the Town of Morris. The plan was to then attract other towns, but these were the early days of GIS and no one was ready. Kim decided to further her education and received her advanced diploma in GIS from Red River Community College. Kim was lucky to have come through school before the digital age really began in earnest and was able to learn basic cartographic skills and conventional aerial photo techniques. She moved to Alberta looking for new opportunities in 1999 and since then has worked in various photogrammetric mapping shops, aerial photo companies, taught GIS and photogrammetry at SAIT and most recently became general manager of Tarin in 2015, later purchasing the company in 2017.

Kevin Petty

The Imagery Guy

In the mid 1980’s Kevin started his geospatial career with the Alberta Government at what was then called Maps Alberta (known now as Air Photo Services). Kevin made many contacts within industries, such as land surveyors, engineering firms, consultants and government agencies, by supplying them with hard copy maps and air photos. Having these contacts made Kevin the perfect fit as “The Imagery Guy” when he joined Tarin in 1994. Over the years, Kevin has maintained many long term professional and personal friendships with numerous clients, making him different from the typical hi-bye sales guy. Kevin has witnessed the evolution of geospatial data from cut and paste hard copy air photo mosaics, to today’s digital technology.

Nicole Kenney

Number Cruncher

Nicole Kenney began her career with Tarin in 2002 as a receptionist and bookkeeper. Motivated to learn, Nicole helped the Office Manager with historical searches, satellite and orthophoto orders, as well as some mapping. Nicole created Tarin’s first PowerPoint Presentation and has since assisted the company with several marketing materials, including the company newsletter. Spending most of her career with Tarin, Nicole has had the opportunity to watch the company grow and evolve into the successful team it is today. Her love for problem solving and accuracy has proved to be extremely valuable in her role as Financial Controller. While her creativity, innovative thinking and adaptability make her the perfect fit as Marketing Director as well.