Wangaratta - Victoria, Australia

Location of Wangaratta, Victoria

Location of Wangaratta, Victoria
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The city of Wangaratta is located in northeast Victoria, about 50km from Albury-Wodonga on the Hume Highway. These images were acquired from the Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper sensor. True and false colour images for both a recent (2011), and an older (1987) scene are available below in high resolution JPEG format.

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Wangaratta Wangaratta

In this false colour swipe comparison, the extent of the urban areas of Wangaratta appear as shades of red. Vegetation appears in a range of blue to green, with blue representing more irrigated 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. Residential growth has occurred mainly in the south towards the highway, and in the north around Waldara. The business and commercial area in the southwest also expands significantly. The new Hume Highway to bypass Wangaratta can be seen under construction in the 1987 image. Notice the large difference in moister content of the surrounding vegetation, as the 2011 image is taken shortly after heavy rains in the region.


1987 Wangaratta 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 21 December 1987
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 380KB]
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2011 Wangaratta 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 5 January 2011
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 427KB]
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1987 Wangaratta 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 21 December 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 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 481KB]
© Geoscience Australia

2011 Wangaratta 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 5 January 2011
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 509KB]
© Geoscience Australia

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