Port Macquarie - New South Wales, Australia

Location of Port Macquarie, New South Wales

Location of Port Macquarie,
New South Wales
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The city of Port Macquarie is located on the mid-north coast of New South Wales on the mouth of the Hastings 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

Port Port

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. New suburban residents appear mainly to the southwest, with dense infrastructure emerging around Settlement Point, as well as new man-made waterways through the point. The current development of the upgraded dual highway linking Port Macquarie to the Pacific Hwy can be seen crossing the current Oxley Highway. Also notice the much greater water volume in Lake Innes as of 2011.


1988 Port Macquarie 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 384KB]
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2011 Port Macquarie 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 414KB]
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1988 Port Macquarie 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 418KB]
© Geoscience Australia

2011 Port Macquarie 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 412KB]
© Geoscience Australia

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