Goulburn - New South Wales, Australia

Location of Goulburn, New South Wales

Location of Goulburn,
New South Wales
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The city of Goulburn is located in the Southern Tablelands region of New South Wales, approximately 200km southwest of Sydney. 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.

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In this false colour swipe comparison, the extent of the urban areas of Goulburn are highlighted in purple. Vegetation appears as light green to yellow, with drier areas appearing lighter. Water is displayed as dark blue to black. The city’s main area of residential growth has been predominately on the northern side of the Wollondilly River. Also in north Goulburn, there has been the expansion of an industry and business district around Copford Park, and the new Goulburn Racecourse is constructed. The bypass of the Hume Highway in 1992 is another prominent change between images. This has resulted in new commercial and services buildings along with the relocation of the Big Merino to be beside the new section of highway.


1988 Goulburn 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 1988
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 283KB]
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2010 Goulburn 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 20 January 2010
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 282KB]
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1988 Goulburn false colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 7 (mid-infrared), 5 (mid-infrared) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 24 January 1988
  • 25m Resolution

In these false colour images, urban areas appear as shades of purple and white. Vegetation appears as light green to yellow, with drier areas appearing lighter. Water is displayed as dark blue to black.

Download high resolution image [JPEG 318KB]
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2010 Goulburn false colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 7 (mid-infrared), 5 (mid-infrared) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 20 January 2010
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 339KB]
© Geoscience Australia

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