Bowen - Queensland, Australia

Location of Bowen, Queensland

Location of Bowen, Queensland
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The city of Bowen is located on the northeast coast of Australia, approximately halfway between Mackay and Townsville. 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.

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In this true colour swipe comparison, colours appear as close as they would naturally to the human eye. Urban areas appear grey to white, trees and grasslands as shades of green and yellow, and water bodies as dark blue to black. Within the main business area infrastructure can be observed to become denser over the years. Outward expansion has occurred mainly to the north towards Queens Beach and Horseshoe Bay. Also notice the quite recent beach suburb development on the southern side of the bay opposite the town centre. Agriculture and farming practices within the region likewise become more established.


1988 Bowen 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 July 1988
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 258KB]
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2009 Bowen 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 1 July 2009
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 252KB]
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1988 Bowen false colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 7 (mid-infrared), 5 (mid-infrared) and 3 (visible red) respectively
  • Image taken on 23 July 1988
  • 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 235KB]
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2009 Bowen false colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 7 (mid-infrared), 5 (mid-infrared) and 3 (visible red) respectively
  • Image taken on 1 July 2009
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 245KB]
© Geoscience Australia

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