Armidale - New South Wales, Australia

Location of Armidale, New South Wales

Location of Armidale,
New South Wales
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The city of Armidale is located in the Northern Tablelands of New South Wales, lying approximately equal distance from Sydney and Brisbane. These images were acquired from the Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper sensor. True and false colour images for both a recent (2009), and an older (1987) 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

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In this false colour swipe comparison, the extent of the urban areas of Armidale are highlighted in red and yellow. Over the course of the last 22 years, the city has expanded more to the north east in Ben Venue but also with the new residents in St Patricks to the south of the city centre. The New England Highway is a major road project that appears over the time skip, running along the western edge of the city. Differences in vegetation colour between old and new images are due to changes in vegetation moisture content from inter-annual differences in rainfall.


1987 Armidale 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 11 September 1987
  • 25m Resolution
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2009 Armidale 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 23 September 2009
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 629KB]
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1987 Armidale 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 11 September 1987
  • 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.

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2009 Armidale 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 23 September 2009
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 663KB]
© Geoscience Australia

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