Tamworth - New South Wales, Australia

Location of Tamworth, New South Wales

Location of Tamworth,
New South Wales
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The city of Tamworth is located in the region of New England in New South Wales on the banks of the Peel 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 (1987) 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 Tamworth are highlighted in red. Vegetation appears in a range of blue to green, with blue representing more irrigated or mature vegetation. Darker shades of blue or green represent forests or plantations, with lighter shades showing grasslands or agriculture. Bare ground or dense infrastructure appears bright yellow. Tamworth’s main area of growth has been to the south, particularly around the suburbs of Hillvue and Calala. The rurul residential area of Kingswood also appears to the south of the city. Growth to the east of the city is relatively restricted by the Wentworth Mounds. Westdale is the suburb with the most growth to the west. Notice the difference in vegetation colour between old and new images of the surrounding floodplains. This is due to changes in vegetation moisture content from inter-annual differences in rainfall.


1987 Tamworth 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 September 1987
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 616KB]
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2009 Tamworth 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 30 September 2009
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 588KB]
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1987 Tamworth false colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 1 (visible blue), 5 (mid-infrared) and 4 (near infrared) respectively
  • Image taken on 18 September 1987
  • 25m Resolution

In these false colour images, urban areas appear as shades of red. Vegetation appears in a range of blue to green, with blue representing more irrigated or mature vegetation. Darker shades of blue or green represent forests or plantations, with lighter shades showing grasslands or agriculture. Bare ground or dense infrastructure appears bright yellow.

Download high resolution image [JPEG 643KB]
© Geoscience Australia

2009 Tamworth false colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 1 (visible blue), 5 (mid-infrared) and 4 (near infrared) respectively
  • Image taken on 30 September 2009
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 619KB]
© Geoscience Australia

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