Lismore - New South Wales, Australia

Location of Lismore, New South Wales

Location of Lismore,
New South Wales
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The city of Lismore is located in northern New South Wales, approximately 35km inland from the east coast and situated on the Wilsons River. These images were acquired from the Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper sensor. True and false colour images for both a recent (2009), 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

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In this false colour swipe comparison, urban areas appear as purple and magenta, healthy vegetation as shades of green, cleared land and soils as shades of brown to red and water bodies as dark blue to black. Most infrastructure development has occurred on the eastern extent of the city in Goonellabah. Extension of the Lismore Airport runway can also be observed to the southwest of the city. Also notice that many plantations have appeared in Lindendale to the east over the time skip.


1988 Lismore 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 17 January 1988
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 283KB]
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2009 Lismore 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 February 2009
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 384KB]
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1988 Lismore 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 17 January 1988
  • 25m Resolution

In these false colour images, urban areas appear as shades of cyan and purple, dry vegetation and soil as pink to red, and forest and irrigated vegetation as shades of green. Parklands and ovals appear as bright green.

Download high resolution image [JPEG 381KB]
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2009 Lismore 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 27 February 2011
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 405KB]
© Geoscience Australia

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