Gladstone - Queensland, Australia

Location of Gladstone, Queensland

Location of Gladstone, Queensland
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The city of Gladstone, Queensland, is situated on Australia’s east coast between the Calliope and Boyne Rivers. These images were acquired from the Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper sensor. True and false colour images for both a recent (2010), and an older (1988) 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 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 brown, and water bodies as dark to black. Gladstone has expanded mainly along the southern edge of the city, with the suburbs of Clinton, New Auckland, Telina and Glen Eden appearing over the time skip. The rural residential area of Beecher has also appeared south of the city, along with significant expansion of the nearby town of Calliope. Several prominent shale oil mines and associated infrastructure has appeared along The Narrows north of Gladstone.


1988 Gladstone 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 6 May 1988
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 846KB]
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2009 Gladstone 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 30 April 2009
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 852KB]
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1988 Gladstone false colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 7 (Mid-infrared), 4 (Near infrared) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 6 May 1988
  • 25m Resolution

In these false colour images, urban areas appear as shades of purple and cyan, dry vegetation and soil as magenta to red, and forest and irrigated vegetation as shades of green. Parklands and ovals appear as bright green.

Download high resolution image [JPEG 880KB]
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2009 Gladstone false colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 7 (Mid-infrared), 4 (Near infrared) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 30 April 2009
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 894KB]
© Geoscience Australia

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