Griffith - New South Wales, Australia

Location of Griffith, New South Wales

Location of Griffith,
New South Wales
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The city of Griffith is located in southwestern New South Wales, approximately 350km northwest of Canberra. 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.

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

Griffith Griffith

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. Griffith has seen rapid growth over the last 24 years particularly in the northeast and southwest. Housing developments have occurred in Collina, Mayfair and Pioneer. Commercial and business infrastructure has been mainly concentrated in the southeast of the city. Rural residential properties have also been appearing in satellite suburbs such as Lake Wyangan. Also notice the new construction at Griffith Airport.


1987 Griffith 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 12 December 1987
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 385KB]
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2011 Griffith 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 28 January 2011
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 427KB]
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1987 Griffith 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 12 December 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 400KB]
© Geoscience Australia

2011 Griffith 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 28 January 2011
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 423KB]
© Geoscience Australia

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