Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
No, it’s School surveying lecturer Dr Bruce Harvey taking measurements with a mobile laser scanner mounted on his bicycle in the UNSW quadrangle.
The photo was taken during one of Dr Harvey’s special SurveyX classes where students and colleague Dr Johnson Shen used and tested the latest equipment.
Usually the equipment is mounted on a car but the bicycle can survey places where a car cannot get access. The equipment includes the laser scanner, IMU unit, RTK GNSS, data connection via WiFi and battery all mounted on the rack on the bicycle! Bruce reported some good results from the survey.