Grafton - New South Wales, Australia

Location of Grafton, New South Wales

Location of Grafton,
New South Wales
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The city of Grafton is situated on the Clarence River in north-eastern New South Wales. These images were acquired from the Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper sensor. True and false colour images for both a recent (2009), and an older (1987) 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 purple and white. Vegetation appears as light green to yellow, with drier areas appearing lighter. Water is displayed as dark blue to black. Grafton’s main areas of growth have occurred to the north and south of the city in the satellite suburbs of Junction Hill, Koolkhan, and Clarenza. Residents have also been developed in South Grafton around Rushforth. Rural residential blocks have been established in multiple areas surrounding the city, particularly within Waterview Heights. Also notice the significant growth of Bom Bom State Forest south of Grafton.


1987 Grafton 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 11 September 1987
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 368KB]
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2009 Grafton 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 23 September 2009
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 359KB]
© Geoscience Australia

1987 Grafton 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 11 September 1987
  • 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 374KB]
© Geoscience Australia

2009 Grafton 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 23 September 2009
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 388KB]
© Geoscience Australia

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