Newcastle - New South Wales, Australia

Location of Newcastle, New South Wales

Location of Newcastle,
New South Wales
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The city of Newcastle is located approximately 160km north of Sydney on the east coast of Australia, at the mouth of the Hunter River. These images were acquired from the Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper sensor. True and false colour images for both a recent (2011), 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

Newcastle Newcastle

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. Parklands and ovals appear as bright green. Water bodies appear dark blue to black. Newcastle has seen heavy suburban growth in the outer suburbs, particular in Maryland, Glendale and Edgeworth. All suburbs around Lake Macquarie have experienced some expansion, more notable in Lakelands and Woodrising. Industry and Commercial development has occurred in Cardiff and on the outskirts of Beresfield. Kooragang Island has continued to see progress as a large coal export port.


1988 Newcastle 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 18 February 1988
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 607KB]
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2011 Newcastle 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 1 February 2011
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 595KB]
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1988 Newcastle 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 18 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 773KB]
© Geoscience Australia

2011 Newcastle 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 1 February 2011
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 760KB]
© Geoscience Australia

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