Rockhampton - Queensland, Australia

Location of Rockhampton, Queensland

Location of Rockhampton,
Queensland
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The city of Rockhampton is located in central-eastern Queensland, situated on the Fitzroy River approximately 40km from the river’s mouth. 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

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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. Parklands and ovals appear as bright green. Residential expansion has been mainly to the north, as expansion to the east is relatively limited to the east by Mount Archer National Park however a small amount of properties have sprung up along Frenchville Rd over the time skip. Rural residential properties emerge in Glendale and Rockview to the North, and similarly in South Gracemere. Gracemere has undergone very significant expansion in the last 22 years. Also notice the river’s colourisation change, based on difference water volume and silt load between years.


1988 Rockhampton 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 7 June 1988
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 760KB]
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2010 Rockhampton 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 4 June 2010
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 743KB]
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1988 Rockhampton 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 7 June 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 891KB]
© Geoscience Australia

2010 Rockhampton 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 4 June 2010
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 906KB]
© Geoscience Australia

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