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Auckland Tech Briefing: Drones in the Wild

1 August 2017: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Catalyst IT
Level 4 Rabobank Tower
2 Commerce St
Auckland 1010

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Small drones have the capability of creating image making opportunities which were previously only dreamed of on low budgets. The possibilities for use of these craft are endless; many have been suggested in the media - some reasonable; others more questionable.

The purpose of this presentation is to showcase the image-making capabilities of drones; briefly discuss some of the technology available to civilians, the current pace of developments and the compliance challenges with respect to the operation of drones.

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Doors open at 6:00pm for light refreshments. Presentation starts at 6:30pm. 

The Auckland Branch of ITP wishes to thank Catalyst for sponsoring this event and providing the venue.


Includes light refreshments. Please e-mail if you have any special dietary requirements.

About The Speaker


Colin Gans is a Chartered IT professional whose interests lie in database technologies. He is also passionate about the ocean, image making and enabling technologies. His images have appeared in BBC Natural History (Life), New Zealand Geographic and many other books, brochures, magazines and online publications.

As an early adopter of drone technologies, he has drawn on his IT and problem solving skills and has integrated technologies around drones to complement his underwater work: to carry cameras in the air for top down aerial and marine perspectives. He has built amphibious craft, capable of flying cameras into hard to get to places; sometimes immersing them… Colin chairs SEAFANZ, an underwater photographic society.

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Registration Details:

You can register for this event via Credit Card online now by using the link below, or alternatively call 0800 252 255 with your Credit Card details.

ITP Corporate Partners and approved organisations can opt to pay by invoice by calling 0800 252 255 or emailing attendee and business details through to Credit criteria and other conditions apply.

Please note that this session may be video or audio recorded for viewing by other members at a later date. As it is possible that audience members may be incidentally recorded, please let us know if you specifically want to be excluded and we will ensure you are not shown.

Attendance Cost

All ITP Financial MembersFREE
Staff of Corporate Partners (20% Discount)$17.39 + GST / $20.00 incl GST
Non-Members$21.74 + GST / $25.00 incl GST

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