Innisfail - Queensland, Australia

Location of Innisfail, Queensland

Location of Innisfail, Queensland
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The city of Innisfail is located in far north Queensland on the Johnstone River. These images were acquired from the Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper sensor. True and false colour images for both a recent (2009), and an older (1989) 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 yellow, and water bodies as dark blue to black. The white haze in the lower portion of the image is due to very thin cloud cover. Innisfail, despite suffering from numerous natural disasters in recent years including Cyclone Larry in 2006, has still seen urban growth in numerous areas, including Goondi Bend, Cullinane and Innisfail Estate, and also in Wangan to the south. The banana and sugar cane agricultural industries in the surrounding farmland have also grown notably.


1989 Innisfail 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 24 July 1989
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 347KB]
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2009 Innisfail 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 16 July 2009
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 338KB]
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1989 Innisfail 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 24 July 1989
  • 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 vegetation. Darker shades of blue or green represent forests, with lighter shades showing grasslands or agriculture. Barren soils or recently cleared crops appear bright yellow.

Download high resolution image [JPEG 343KB]
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2009 Innisfail 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 16 July 2009
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 348KB]
© Geoscience Australia

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