Alice Springs - Northern Territory, Australia

Location of Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Location of Alice Springs,
Northern Territory
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The town of Alice Springs is located in Central Australia near the southern border of the Northern Territory. 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.

For acquisition of full resolution files see the Earth Observation Catalogue, or contact earth.observation@ga.gov.au

Alice Alice

In this true colour swipe comparison, colours appear as close as they would naturally to the human eye. Urban areas appear grey to white, trees and grasslands as shades of green and yellow, and water bodies as dark blue to black. Residential development occurs mostly in the suburbs of Mount Johns and Desert Springs to the east, and in Larapinta to the west of the town centre. The settlement of Ilparpa southwest of Heavitree Gap is also established between images. Heavitree Gap itself sees a large amount of infrastructure increase. Also notice the upgrade and paving of the Stuart Highway north of town.


1988 Alice Springs 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 May 1988
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 399KB]
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2010 Alice Springs 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 May 2010
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 409KB]
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1988 Alice Springs 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 20 May 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.

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2010 Alice Springs 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 May 2010
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 429KB]
© Geoscience Australia

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