Lithgow - New South Wales, Australia

Location of Lithgow, New South Wales

Location of Lithgow,
New South Wales
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The city of Lithgow is located to the west of the Blue Mountains National Park in 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 (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 shades of cyan and purple, dry vegetation and soil as magenta to red, and forest or irrigated vegetation as shades of green. Water bodies appear dark blue to black. Housing development in Lithgow has occurred mostly in South Bowenfels in the south western corner of the town. This includes construction of the Lithgow Community Private Hospital. The Great Western Highway can be seen bypassing Wallerawang by cutting through Lidsdale State Forest to the northwest of Lithgow. These false colour images also emphasizes changes in vegetation moisture content, as can be seen by the colour change of the land south of Lithgow, with the region being much drier in January 2010.


1988 Lithgow 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 25 February 1988
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 425KB]
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2010 Lithgow 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 414KB]
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1988 Lithgow 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 25 February 1988
  • 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.

Download high resolution image [JPEG 471KB]
© Geoscience Australia

2010 Lithgow 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 20 January 2010
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 455KB]
© Geoscience Australia

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