Mount Gambier - South Australia, Australia

Location of Mount Gambier, South Australia

Location of Mount Gambier,
South Australia
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The city of Mount Gambier is located around 15km from the South Australia – Victoria border. These images were acquired from the Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper sensor. True and false colour images for both a recent (2010), and an older (1988) scene are available below in high resolution JPEG format.

For acquisition of full resolution files see the Earth Observation Catalogue, or contact earth.observation@ga.gov.au

Mount Mount

In this true colour swipe comparison, colours appear as close as they would naturally to the human eye. Urban areas appear grey to white, trees and grasslands as shades of green and yellow, and water bodies as dark blue to black. The city’s growth is most prominent to the north, in the Glenburnie area and towards Suttontown. The commercial sector within Compton also increases significantly in density. Notice the rise in farming and agricultural land in the surrounding plains.


1988 Mount Gambier true colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 3 (visible red), 2 (visible green) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 27 January 1988
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 472KB]
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2010 Mount Gambier true colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 3 (visible red), 2 (visible green) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 24 January 2010
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 505KB]
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1988 Mount Gambier false colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 1 (visible blue), 5 (mid-infrared) and 4 (near infrared) respectively
  • Image taken on 27 January 1988
  • 25m Resolution

In these false colour images, urban areas appear as shades of red. Vegetation appears in a range of blue to green, with blue representing more irrigated or mature vegetation. Darker shades of blue or green represent forests or plantations, with lighter shades showing grasslands or agriculture. Bare ground or dense infrastructure appears bright yellow.

Download high resolution image [JPEG 591KB]
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2010 Mount Gambier false colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 1 (visible blue), 5 (mid-infrared) and 4 (near infrared) respectively
  • Image taken on 24 January 2010
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 597KB]
© Geoscience Australia

Topic contact: earth.observation@ga.gov.au Last updated: October 27, 2011