Wagga Wagga - New South Wales, Australia

Location of Wagga Wagga, New South Wales

Location of Wagga Wagga,
New South Wales
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The city of Wagga Wagga is located in the Riverina region of New South Wales on the Murrumbidgee River. 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.

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Wagga Wagga

In this false colour swipe comparison, the extent of the urban areas of Wagga Wagga 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. Most urban expansion has been to the south of the city, with much less occurring on the northern side of the Murrumbidgee River. New suburbs include Glenfield Park, Bourkeland, Tatton and Springvale. There is also noticeably development around the Wagga Wagga City Airport west of the central business district. Differences in vegetation colour between old and new images are due to changes in vegetation moisture content from inter-annual differences in rainfall.


1988 Wagga Wagga 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 16 February 1988
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 754KB]
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2010 Wagga Wagga 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 772KB]
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1988 Wagga Wagga 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 16 February 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 697KB]
© Geoscience Australia

2010 Wagga Wagga 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 20 January 2010
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 729KB]
© Geoscience Australia

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