It’s What We Do

Data-collection for every industry

Taiga specializes in six service categories designed to meet varying needs across multiple sectors. Each category outlines the type of services available, and can be combined with services from other categories to form customized project plans.

A Taiga expert will work with you to determine what technologies are necessary to collect essential data and achieve the outcomes of your project. Whether that means selecting one of the six service categories listed below, or building a package of technologies that work to accomplish your unique goals, our experts are equipped with the experience and resources to assist you along your project journey.

Strategic Thermal Scanning for Forest Fire Suppression

Thermal imaging surveys are useful for several applications including environmental and biometric analysis, power line and pipeline integrity as well as infrastructure management and maintenance.

  • Forest Fire Applications

    Accurate detection and mapping of hotspots, hotlines, and areas of risk, during the early signs of a forest fire permits a more effective deployment of resources, thus reducing costs and required labour.

  • Wildlife Infrared Surveys

    Aerial surveys of wildlife populations using infrared technologies allow for many advantages over observer-dependent surveys, including the ability to detect hidden wildlife and mitigate observer fatigue.

  • Thermal Fault Detection

    Detection of anomalies outside of the visible spectrum to initiate necessary maintenance actions in advance of component failure.

  • Pipeline Inspection

    Aerial inspection for pipeline integrity and encroachment issues including multi spectral analysis of vegetation for early leak detection.

Aerial Imaging and Geomatics

Aerial imaging and GIS (geographic information systems) services is our area of expertise. We are an innovative geospatial mapping company offering aerial surveys internationally.

  • Orthomosaics

    Orthomosaic systems allows our team to carry out detailed visual and dimensional interpretation of acquired imagery.

  • Data Collection

    Data collection encompasses the growing area of our business that relies on aerial imaging and geomatics to achieve data-driven solutions for a range of industries.

  • Digital Elevation Models

    Digital Elevation Models captured through aerial imaging and GIS allow us to derive key insights and present accurate renderings of a given Area of Interest (AOI) for terrestrial assessment.

Detailed Inspections

Thermal scanning technology allows Taiga to not only capture the data you need to drive key management decisions, but it can also anticipate the need for immediate action or planning on critical infrastructure such as power lines and pipelines.

  • Powerline Visual Inspections and Fault Detection

    Routine, ground based inspections of power lines are difficult due to access and a limited visual perspective. Aerial inspections overcome these issues, by being more efficient, productive and thorough.

  • Pipeline Gas Leak Detection and Visual Inspection

    The ability of a thermal scan to detect very small temperature fluctuations in pipeline gases provides considerable benefits over the traditional visual inspection of pipelines. This ensures a small leak can be repaired before any substantial and costly damage occurs.

Aerial Photography & Film

Taiga has proven expertise both behind and in front of the camera. Learn more about our extensive experience within this sector by reading through the sub-categories below.

  • Experience behind the Camera

    Taiga pilots are well experienced in flying a variety of camera systems used in today's aerial film work. As well, our helicopters have been customized with camera specific mounts to simplify installation and your choice in service providers.

  • Filming Capabilities

    Understanding the capabilities and limitations of the aircraft and camera are key to “getting the shot”. Starting on the ground, we work with the Production Team through all stages of the aerial production process to ensure that the shots deliver exactly as envisioned.

UAV Drone Services

Taiga’s unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) drone services allow for the execution of a number of specialized projects in the areas of aerial data and image acquisition as well as select wildlife operations. Learn more about the services available through this unique technology by scanning through the sub-categories below.

  • Aerial Data and Image Acquisition

    UAVs are equally well equipped to collect aerial imagery both in and outside the visible spectrum whether for land assessment and photo interpretation to multi-spectral crop analysis and agronomics.

  • Wildfire Operations

    UAVs are emerging as highly capable tools in collecting imagery for the purposes of suppression, assessment, investigation and post fire analysis of wildfires.


Our aerial experts are available to help devise your action plan.

We’ll work with you to determine your needs, and recommend the right Taiga services and technologies to support with your goals. As an established industry expert in the aerial services sector, we’re equipped to manage unique projects and desired outcomes within a range of industries. A consultation with one of our experts will provide an in-depth understanding of the results that are possible.

Learn more about our technology inventory.

Taiga begins every project by assessing its inventory of technologies and determining what tools are required to exceed project goals. From sensor technology to platforms, we’re confident we have the resources to navigate the complexities of almost any aerial-based project with highly qualified system specialists to ensure our technologies are deployed to their fullest potential.


This Taiga X-CAM has the capacity to collect thousands of images that are then stitched together to create large orthomosaics. From this imagery, Taiga is able to render point clouds, digital elevation models (DEMs) useful in a number of applications such as environmental assessment, right-of-way analysis, and emergency response, management and planning. This camera can be mounted on our rotary wing aircraft and also on fixed wing aircraft with extremely remote or large project areas.


Our FLIR systems are capable of scanning over 3000 hectares of land in a single flight. Fire extents, hot spots and other relevant data is readily conveyed to fire management and ground crews in digital reports, maps and geo-referenced pdf documents for strategic planning and response.


Finding the right technology for the job.

Depending on your project requirements, we can combine different sensors, equipment and technology to drive the right results. If we don't have the specs you need, we are able to source it.

Stark Slice

The Stark Slice is a dual axis, gyro stabilized, airborne thermal imaging system with co-mounted video camera. The unique capabilities of this system, including "auto-scan" make it the most effective helicopter based thermal detection system available.

Surveyor II

This Surveyor II stabilized gimbal, captures HD video and 50 Mp imagery for any application needing point-in-time documentation. As with all Taiga payloads, the Surveyor II is designed for quick install and removal permitting the aircraft to be deployed, re-configured or re-tasked in a matter of minutes.

Bell Long Ranger

This widely used single engine, lightweight utility helicopter from Bell Helicopters is a very capable and versatile and robust platform. The helicopter of choice for Taiga, the Long Ranger series of helicopters provides the economy, reliability and performance we need to ensure our clients the highest level of service and safety.

  • Uses

    Passenger transport, airborne sensor platform, underslung loads and water bucketing.

  • Payload

    Up to 1200 lbs (LR4)

  • Specifications

    Max Speed: 110 knots, Max Flight Time: 3 ½ hours (L1), Rotor Diameter: 37 feet, Passengers: 5 plus pilot.

  • Additional Equipment

    Wire Strike Protection, Cargo Basket, External Camera Mounts, Satellite Flight Tracking, Real Time Weather, Performance enhancements.

eBee UAV

This fixed wing, battery powered, single engine, lightweight autonomous UAV system can be equipped with a variety of individual payloads, is compact and is easy to deploy. The eBee can be used for smaller aerial acquisitions across Canada in accordance with our Transport Approved Special Flight Operations Certificate.

  • Uses

    Aerial survey, crop survey, orthomosaic imaging, site surveys.

  • Payloads

    RGB 12MP camera unit, Red Edge 12MP camera unit.

  • Specifications

    Speed: 40-90 kph, Endurance: 50 minutes, Max Flight Range: 33 km, Nominal Coverage: 140 ha.

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