Orange - New South Wales, Australia

Location of Orange, New South Wales

Location of Orange,
New South Wales
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The city of Orange is located between Wellington and Bathurst County’s in central west 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 (1986) 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, the extent of the urban areas of Orange are highlighted in red. Over the course of the last 23 years, the city centre has expanded in all directions but with slightly more development to the north of the CBD around Bletchington and Narrambla. The Orange Sewage Treatments Works can be seen appearing in the northeast of the city. Also notice the new plantation growth in Kinross State Forest to the east of Orange, and the significant water volume changes of Suma Park and Spring Creek Reservoirs.


1986 Orange 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 August 1986
  • 25m Resolution
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2009 Orange 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 September 2009
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 876KB]
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1986 Orange 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 August 1986
  • 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 or mature 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.

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2009 Orange 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 September 2009
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 954KB]
© Geoscience Australia

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