Toowoomba - Queensland, Australia

Location of Toowoomba, Queensland

Location of Toowoomba,
Queensland
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The city of Toowoomba is located in southeast Queensland, approximately 130km inland from Brisbane. These images were acquired from the Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper sensor. True and false colour images for both a recent (2009), 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

Toowoomba Toowoomba

In this false colour swipe comparison, the extent of the urban areas of Toowoomba can be seen highlighted in cyan to white. Grassland appears as shades of orange, with denser forested land as brown. Agricultural pastures and barren soils appear as shades of green to blue. Within the city, development has continued to spread mainly south and west of the city centre, with expansion to the east restricted by the Great Dividing Range. Business districts appear in Wilsonton, and rural residential areas have established in Top Camp. Many of the nearby towns have seen significant growth, including Kingsthorpe and Highfields to the north, and Westbrook and Wyreema to the south.


1988 Toowoomba 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 September 1988
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 565KB]
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2009 Toowoomba 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 536KB]
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1988 Toowoomba false colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 7 (Mid-infrared), 3 (visible red) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 20 September 1988
  • 25m Resolution

In these false colour images, human infrastructure appears as cyan to white. Grassland appears as shades of orange, with denser forested land as brown. Agricultural pastures to barren soil appear as shades of green to blue.

Download high resolution image [JPEG 617KB]
© Geoscience Australia

2009 Toowoomba false colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 7 (Mid-infrared), 3 (visible red) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 30 September 2009
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 586KB]
© Geoscience Australia

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