Nowra - New South Wales, Australia

Location of Nowra, New South Wales

Location of Nowra,
New South Wales
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The city of Nowra is located on the South Coast of New South Wales, on the Shoalhaven 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, the extent of the urban areas of Nowra 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 region has seen significant residential growth, mostly in the areas of South Nowra, North Bomaderry and Cambewarra Village. Many residential properties have also appeared in southwest Nowra just north of the airport. Nowra’s business district has grown to fit around the Princes Highway, similarly in South Nowra. Notice the change to the vegetation southeast of the city, as there has been a local scale fire between the images effective the vegetation.


1988 Nowra 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 28 August 1988
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 382KB]
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2009 Nowra 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 23 September 2009
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 348KB]
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1988 Nowra 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 28 August 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 359KB]
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2009 Nowra 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 23 September 2009
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 344KB]
© Geoscience Australia

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