Bruce Harvey

Senior Lecturer

Senior Lecturer in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Dr Bruce Harvey is a senior lecturer in Surveying in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dr Harvey is highly regarded both in Australia and internationally as the author of two surveying textbooks widely adopted and accessible as teaching aids for surveying courses in universities around the world. Dr Harvey’s academic teaching career has coincided with stints as a practising surveyor enabling him to bring the real-life experience of the profession into the classroom with a unique depth and rigour.

Dr Harvey is a teacher who cares deeply about enriching his students’ learning experience and encouraging their ambition so that they can excel in a profession pivotal to all stages of planning and construction from creating legal land boundaries and sub-divisions to measuring deformation and potential risk in the post construction stage. His hands-on teaching approach extends to a custom-built software package, FIXIT that guides students through course content. The fact that Dr Harvey produced and coded the program himself allows for continual optimisation of the system taking into account student feedback, current trends and the latest technologies.

Acknowledging education as an ongoing process for both student and teacher, his ethos is best summed up in the following words, “Involve students. Involve yourself. Consider aims and objectives. Reflect. Evaluate. Respect each other. Be efficient. Know the technology and consider innovations.” Dr Harvey has been recognised for his teaching excellence having been selected in the first cohort of UNSW’s Education Focussed academics.

Education

Grad. Diploma in Higher Education, UNSW, 1993
PhD (Geodesy), UNSW, 1985
Registered Surveyor, NSW Board of Surveyors 1981
BSurv (Hons.1) and University Medal, UNSW, 1980

Teaching

Dr Harvey has developed and taught more than 30 courses.  The main courses cover the following topics:

  • Surveying Computations and CAD
  • Data Analysis by Least Squares
  • Surveying Applications and Design
  • Field Projects (includes survey camps)
  • Deformation Monitoring Surveys

Research Interests

Dr Harvey’s expertise and research interests include:

  • Least Square analysis of surveying measurements
  • Alternative surveying measurement analysis methods (L1 norm and grid searching)
  • Surveying education
  • 3D laser scanning
  • High accuracy surveying
  • Surveying calculations and computing

Grants

B. Harvey; Computer Based Learning for B. Surveying students, CAUT National Teaching Development Project Grant, Committee for the Advancement of University Teaching, 1993.

Awards

  • Teaching Staff Excellence Award, Faculty of Engineering UNSW, 2010
  • Noel Svensson Faculty of Engineering Award for Teaching Excellence, UNSW, 1998
  • NASA Group Achievement Award - Southern Hemisphere VLBI, 1992

Professional Affiliations/Organisations

  • Member, Institution of Surveyors NSW
  • Member, Australasian Association for Engineering Education
  • Member, Surveying & Spatial Sciences Institute Australia

 

Journal articles
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Alamdari MM; Ge L; Kildashti K; Zhou Y; Harvey B; Du Z, 2019, 'Non-contact structural health monitoring of a cable-stayed bridge: case study', Structure and Infrastructure Engineering, vol. 15, pp. 1119 - 1136, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15732479.2019.1609529
2019
Harvey BR, 2013, 'Adjustment of survey networks by topological grid search', Journal of Applied Geodesy, vol. 7, pp. 205 - 215, http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/jag-2013-0006
2013
Harvey BR, 2009, 'Constraint equations in cadastral modelling', Journal of Spatial Science, vol. 54, pp. 115 - 125, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14498596.2009.9635182
2009
Harvey BR, 2004, 'Registration and Transformation of Multiple Site Terrestrial Laser Scanning', Geomatics Research Aust., pp. 33 - 50
2004
Harvey BR; Newsome G, 2003, 'GPS COORDINATE TRANSFORMATION PARAMETERS FOR JAMAICA', Survey Review, vol. 37,, pp. 218 - 234, http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/sre.2003.37.289.218
2003
Lichti DD; Harvey BR, 2002, 'An Investigation into the Effects of Reflecting Surface Material Properties on Terrestrial Laser Scanner Measurements', Geomatics Research Aust., pp. 1 - 22
2002
Lichti DD; Harvey BR, 2002, 'An Investigation into the Effects of Reflecting Surface Material Properties on Terrestrial Laser Scanner Measurements', Geomatics Research Australasia, vol. 76, pp. 1 - 22
2002
Harvey BR, 2001, 'Supervising Surveyors and their role in Professional Training Agreements', Trans Tasman Surveyor, vol. 4, pp. 43 - 49
2001
Harvey BR; Elford D; Turner C, 1998, 'Calculation of 3D control surveys', Australian Surveyor, vol. 43, pp. 109 - 118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00050326.1998.10441853
1998
Harvey BR, 1997, 'Least Squares Treasure Hunt - An Educational Game', Geomatics Research Australasia, pp. 47 - 54
1997
Harvey BR; Trinder JC, 1995, 'Content of the bachelor of engineering in geomatic engineering degree course at the university of new south wales (Unsw)', Australian Surveyor, vol. 40, pp. 14 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00050335.1995.10558576
1995
Harvey BR; Trinder JC, 1995, 'Content of the bachelor of engineering in geomatic engineering degree course at the University of New South Wales (UNSW)', Australian Surveyor, vol. 40, pp. 14 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00050326.1995.10441702
1995
Harvey BR, 1994, 'Computer Based Learning and Least Squares Analysis', Australian Journal of Geodesy Photogrammetry and Surveying, vol. 60, pp. 21 - 32
1994
Harvey BR, 1993, 'Survey network adjustments by the L1 method', Australian Journal of Geodesy Photogrammetry and Surveying, vol. 59, pp. 39 - 52
1993
Harvey BR; Coleman R, 1993, 'Surveying the deflection of an arch bridge to sub-millimetre precision', Australian Surveyor, vol. 38, pp. 4 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00050326.1993.10438829
1993
Russell JL; Jauncey DL; Harvey BR; White GL; Reynolds JE; Ma C; Johnston KJ; Nothnagel A; Nicolson G; Kingham K; Hindsley R; de Vegt C; Zacharias N; Malin DF, 1992, 'A radio optical reference frame. III - Additional radio and optical positions in the Southern Hemisphere', The Astronomical Journal, vol. 103, pp. 2090 - 2098, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/116213
1992
Harvey BR; Jauncey DL; White GL; Nothnagel A; Nicolson GD; Reynolds JE; Morabito DD; Bartel N, 1992, 'Accurate radio and optical positions for southern radio sources', The Astronomical Journal, vol. 103, pp. 229 - 233, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/116055
1992
Harvey BR; Rüeger JM, 1992, 'Theodolite observations and least squares', Australian Surveyor, vol. 37, pp. 120 - 128, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00050326.1992.10438785
1992
Harvey BR, 1991, 'Telescope Axes Surveys', Australian Journal of Geodesy Photogrammetry and Surveying, vol. 54, pp. 1 - 18
1991
White GL; Jauncey DL; Harvey BR; Savage A; Gulkis S; Preston RA; Peterson BA; Reynolds JE; Nicolson GD; Malin DF, 1991, 'Astrometry of Southern radio sources', Astrophysics and Space Science, vol. 177, pp. 79 - 83, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF00643657
1991
Tzioumis AK; Jauncey DL; Preston RA; Meier DL; Nicolson GD; Batchelor R; Gates J; Hamilton PA; Harvey BR; Haynes RF; Johnson B; McCulloch P; Moorey G; Morabito DD; Niell AE; Robertson JG; Royle GWR; Skjerve L; Slade MA; Slee OB; Watkinson A; Wehrle AE; Wright AE, 1989, 'VLBI observations at 2.3 GHz of the compact galaxy 1934-638', The Astronomical Journal, vol. 98, pp. 36 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/115124
1989
Jauncey DL; White GL; Preston RA; Niell AE; Harvey BR; Morabito DD; Meier DL; Slade MA; Stolz A; Tzioumis AK, 1989, 'A comparison between accurate radio and optical positions for six Southern Hemisphere extragalactic sources', The Astronomical Journal, vol. 98, pp. 49 - 53, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/115126
1989
Preston RA; Jauncey DL; Meier DL; Tzioumis AK; Ables J; Batchelor R; Faulkner J; Gates J; Greene B; Hamilton PA; Harvey BR; Haynes RF; Johnson B; Lambeck K; Louie AP; McCulloch P; Moorey G; Morabito DD; Nicolson GD; Niell AE; Robertson JG; Royle GR; Skjerve L; Slade MA; Slee OB; Stolz A; Watkinson A; Wehrle AE; Wright AE, 1989, 'The Southern Hemisphere VLBI experiment', The Astronomical Journal, vol. 98, pp. 1 - 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/115122
1989
Meier DL; Jauncey DL; Preston RA; Tzioumis AK; Wehrle AE; Batchelor R; Gates J; Hamilton PA; Harvey BR; Haynes RF; Johnson B; McCulloch P; Moorey G; Morabito DD; Nicolson GD; Niell AE; Robertson JG; Royle GWR; Skjerve L; Slade MA; Slee OB; Watkinson A; Wright AE, 1989, 'The high-resolution structure of the Centaurus A nucleus at 2.3 and 8.4 GHz', The Astronomical Journal, vol. 98, pp. 27 - 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/115123
1989
Jauncey DL; Tzioumis AK; Preston RA; Meier DL; Batchelor R; Gates J; Hamilton PA; Harvey BR; Haynes RF; Johnson B; McCulloch P; Moorey G; Morabito DD; Nicolson GD; Niell AE; Robertson JG; Royle GWR; Skjerve L; Slade MA; Slee OB; Watkinson A; Wehrle AE; Wright AE, 1989, 'Radio structure at 8.4 GHz in Sagittarius A, the compact radio source at the Galactic center', The Astronomical Journal, vol. 98, pp. 44 - 48, http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/115125
1989
Jauncey DL; Kemball A; Bartel N; Whitney AR; Rogers AEE; Shapiro II; Preston RA; Clark TA; Harvey BR; Jones DL; Nicolson GD; Nothnagel A; Phillips RB; Reynolds JE; Webber JC, 1988, 'Supernova 1987A: radiosphere resolved with VLBI five days after the neutrino burst', Nature, vol. 334, pp. 412 - 415, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/334412a0
1988
Harvey BR, 1987, 'Degrees of freedom - Simplified', Australian Journal of Geodesy Photogrammetry and Surveying, vol. 46-47, pp. 57 - 68
1987
Stolz A; Masters EG; Harvey BR, 1986, 'Use of Space Techniques to Measure Crustal Motions in the Australian Region', Bulletin Royal Society New Zealand, pp. 531 - 539
1986
Harvey BR, 1986, 'Transformation of 3D Co-ordinates', Australian Surveyor, vol. 33, pp. 105 - 125, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00050326.1986.10435216
1986
Harvey BR; Stolz A, 1985, 'On ground survey connections between VLBI and Laser Ranging sites', Australian Journal of Geodesy Photogrammetry and Surveying, vol. 42, pp. 61 - 74
1985
Harvey BR, 1985, 'Variances and Covariances of VLBI Observations', Australian Journal of Geodesy Photogrammetry and Surveying, vol. 43, pp. 31 - 44
1985
Stolz A; Harvey BR; Jauncey DL; Neill A; Morabito D; Preston R; Greene B; Lambeck K; Tzioumis A; Watkinson A; Royle GWR; Johnson D, 1983, 'Geodetic Surveying with Quasar Radio Interferometry', Australian Surveyor, vol. 31, pp. 305 - 314, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00050326.1983.10435010
1983
Stolz A; Harvey BR; Jauncey DL; Niell AE; Morabito DD; Preston RA, 1983, 'Australian baselines measured by radio interferometry', Australian Surveyor, vol. 31, pp. 563 - 566, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/0005-0326.1983.10435065
1983
Harvey BR; Stolz A; Jauncey DL; Niell AE; Morabito DD; Preston RA, 1983, 'Results of the Australian Geodetic VLBI Experiment', Australian Journal of Geodesy Photogrammetry and Surveying, vol. 38, pp. 39 - 51
1983
Harvey BR; Stolz A, 1982, 'The Australian Geodetic VLBI Experiment (AGE)', Australian Journal of Geodesy Photogrammetry and Surveying, vol. 36, pp. 31 - 46
1982
Conference Papers
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Choudhury M; Harvey B; Rizos C, 2019, 'Tropospheric Correction for Locata when Known Point ambiguity resolution technique is used in Static Survey-Is it required?', in Proceedings of the 2009 International Global Navigation Satellite Systems (IGNSS) Society, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, pp. 1 - 12, presented at International Global Navigation Satellite Systems Society IGNSS Symposium 2009, Surfers Paradise, Queensland, 01 March 2019 - 03 March 2019, https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/681b/57c8c5e4da8c8bef3227b352852d05a621ad.pdf?_ga=2.97935193.737682420.1542765368-1158600041.1503548624&_gac=1.212977312.1542770485.EAIaIQobChMIvZCU9cPk3gIVS4iPCh0mkQflEAAYASAAEgLt2PD_BwE
2019
Li B; Harvey B; Gallagher T, 2013, 'Using Barometers to Determine the Height for Indoor Positioning', in Proceedings IPIN2013 International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation (IPIN 2013), Montbeliard-Belfort, France, presented at IPIN 2013 - 4th International Conference on Indoor Positioning and Indoor Navigation, Montbeliard-Belfort, France, 28 October 2013 - 31 October 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/IPIN.2013.6817923
2013
Choudhury M; Harvey B; Rizos C, 2011, 'A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF DISPLACEMENT DETECTION METHODS USING LOCATA', in A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF DISPLACEMENT DETECTION METHODS USING LOCATA, International Global Navigation Satellite Systems Society IGNSS Symposium 2011, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia, presented at International Global Navigation Satellite Systems Society IGNSS Symposium 2011, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 15 November 2011 - 17 November 2011, https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/7466/feb84628caaf45b9ee78d0bda677202e44ab.pdf?_ga=2.194126062.218922074.1501725062-1101200719.1501725062
2011
Choudhury M; Harvey BR; Rizos C, 2010, 'Mathematical models and a case study of the Locata Deformation Monitoring System (LDMS)', in XXIV FIG Int. Congress" Facing the Challenges-Building the Capacity
2010
Harvey BR, 2010, 'Teaching surveying: What is important?', in Proc XXIV FIG Int. Congress, FIG, Sydney, Australia, presented at XXIV FIG Int. Congress "Facing the Challenges - Building the Capacity", Sydney, Australia, 11 April 2010 - 16 April 2010, http://www.fig.net/pub/fig2010/index.htm
2010
Choudhury MMUA; Rizos C; Harvey B, 2009, 'A survey of techniques and algorithms in deformation monitoring applications and the use of the Locata technology for such applications', in 22nd International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation 2009, ION GNSS 2009, Institute of Navigation (ION), Savannah International Convention Center, Savannah, GA, pp. 668 - 678, presented at 22nd International Technical Meeting of The Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation (ION GNSS 2009), Savannah International Convention Center, Savannah, GA, 22 September 2009 - 25 September 2009, https://www.ion.org/publications/abstract.cfm?articleID=8471
2009
Lichti DD; Harvey BR, 2002, 'The Effects of Reflecting Surface Properties on Time-of-Flight Laser Scanner Measurements', in Symposium on Geospatial Theory, Processing and Applications, Symposium on Geospatial Theory, Processing and Applications, Ottawa, Canada, presented at Symposium on Geospatial Theory, Processing and Applications, Ottawa, Canada, -
2002
Harvey BR, 1998, 'Future-proof education in surveying ?', in Sipison L (ed.), 33rd survey congress, 33rd survey congress, Madang, pp. 6.1 - 6.13, presented at 33rd survey congress, Madang, 08 July 1998 - 10 July 1998
1998
Books
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Harvey BR, 2016, Survey Computations, Harvey BR, (ed.)
2016
Harvey BR, 2009, Practical Least Squares and Statistics for Surveyors, Third, revised with corrections, School of Surveying and Spatial Information Systems, UNSW, Sydney, Australia
2009
Harvey BR, 1985, The Combination of VLBI and Ground Data for Geodesy and Geophysics, 1, School of Surveying, University of NSW
1985

Analysis of surveying measurements; high accuracy surveying; surveying calculations & computing; teaching surveying; geomatic engineering; survey networks - control & deformation; least squares analysis; 3D laser scanning.