Sunshine Coast - Queensland, Australia

Location of Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Location of Sunshine Coast,
Queensland
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The city of the Sunshine Coast is located on the east coast of Australia in Queensland, 100km north of Brisbane. 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.

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, urban areas appear as shades of cyan and purple, dry vegetation and soil as magenta to red, and forest or irrigated vegetation as shades of green. Parklands and ovals appear as bright green. Water bodies appear dark blue to black. The main region of infrastructure development is in the southern part of the Sunshine Coast, around Caloundra and Maroochy. However the Noosa region has still seen much development, with significant growth around Noosaville and Tewantin. The construction of Lake Baroon 7km northeast of Maleny can be seen underway in the 1988 image. The Bruce Highway can also be seen upgraded and superseding the old Eumundi Drive route through Cooroy.


1988 Sunshine Coast 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 29 September 1988
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 2.15MB]
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2009 Sunshine Coast 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 September 2009
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 2.27MB]
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1988 Sunshine Coast 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 29 September 1988
  • 25m Resolution

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

Download high resolution image [JPEG 2.19MB]
© Geoscience Australia

2009 Sunshine Coast 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 23 September 2009
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 2.34MB]
© Geoscience Australia

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