Burnie - Tasmania, Australia

Location of Burnie, Tasmania

Location of Burnie, Tasmania
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The city of Burnie is located on the northwest coast of Tasmania. 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

Burnie Burnie

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. Burnie has experienced residential growth mainly in the suburbs of Downlands and Park Grove, while industry and commercial development has been in Shorewell Park, Havenview and also in eastern Somerset. Agricultural land use has appeared to the south of both Burnie and Somerset, and there has been forestry and land clearing south of Wynyard and Burnie Airport. These environmental and vegetation changes are most evident in the false colour images.


1988 Burnie 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 10 August 1988
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 563KB]
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2009 Burnie 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 7 October 2009
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 435KB]
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1988 Burnie 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 10 August 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.

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2009 Burnie 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 7 October 2009
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 444KB]
© Geoscience Australia

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