Dubbo - New South Wales, Australia

Location of Dubbo, New South Wales

Location of Dubbo,
New South Wales
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The city of Dubbo is situated on the Macquarie River, in central New South Wales. These images were acquired from the Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper sensor. True and false colour images for both a recent (2010), 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 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. Dubbo’s urban expansion has been predominantly to the west and east of town, with significant residential growth towards Mugga Downs, and also noticeable growth around Pioneer Park in East Dubbo. Note the vegetation colour difference between images. The very green pastural land surrounding Dubbo in the newer image is due to the heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding in December 2010.


1987 Dubbo 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 14 December 1987
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 596KB]
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2010 Dubbo 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 January 2010
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 660KB]
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1987 Dubbo false colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 7 (Mid-infrared), 4 (Near infrared) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 14 December 1987
  • 25m Resolution

In these false colour images, urban areas appear as shades of cyan and purple, dry vegetation and soil as magenta to red, and forest or irrigated vegetation as shades of green. Parklands and ovals appear as bright green. Water bodies appear dark blue to black.

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2010 Dubbo false colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 7 (Mid-infrared), 4 (Near infrared) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 11 January 2010
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 661KB]
© Geoscience Australia

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