Port Lincoln - South Australia, Australia

Location of Port Lincoln, South Australia

Location of Port Lincoln,
South Australia
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The city of Port Lincoln is located on the southern end of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. These images were acquired from the Landsat 5 Thematic Mapper sensor. True and false colour images for both a recent (2011), 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 false colour swipe comparison, the extent of the urban areas of Port Lincoln can be seen as cyan and white, with vegetation appearing in shades of red, and soils or sparse grassland as dark to light brown. Burnt areas will appear as shades of dark green to grey. Water bodies appear dark blue to black. Residential expansion of Port Lincoln occurs mainly to the west, with rural residential development in Boston and Tiatukia. There has been significant expansion to the industry district in the southwest, and construction of a larger cannal system to the harbour. Also notice the changing water levels in Little Swamp, and the regrowth of burnt vegetation to the swamp’s west.


1989 Port Lincoln 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 26 January 1989
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 262KB]
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2011 Port Lincoln 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 January 2011
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 269KB]
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1989 Port Lincoln false colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 4 (near infrared), 3 (visible red) and 2 (visible green) respectively
  • Image taken on 26 January 1989
  • 25m Resolution

In these false colour images, urban areas are cyan and white, vegetation appears in shades of red, and soils or sparse grassland as dark to light brown. Burnt areas will appear as shades of dark green. Water bodies appear dark blue to black.

Download high resolution image [JPEG 251KB]
© Geoscience Australia

2011 Port Lincoln false colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 4 (near infrared), 3 (visible red) and 2 (visible green) respectively
  • Image taken on 23 January 2011
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 259KB]
© Geoscience Australia

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