Hobart - Tasmania, Australia

Location of Hobart, Tasmania

Location of Hobart, Tasmania
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The city of Hobart, the capital of Tasmania is located in the southeast of the state situated on the mouth of the Derwent River. 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 yellow, and water bodies as dark blue to black. Hobart has seen many new riverside suburbs develop further up the estuarine north of the city centre. These include Austin Ferrys, Herdsmans Cove, Old Beach and Otago. In Southwest Hobart, the urbanisation of the river front has spread further inward to Tolmans Hill and Mount Nelson. On the east side, significant commercial development arises in Cambridge, as well as improvements to Cambridge Aerodrome. Also notice the large shipping and infrastructure upgrade to Prince of Wales Bay.


1988 Hobart 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 9 February 1988
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 512KB]
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2010 Hobart 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 20 January 2010
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 515KB]
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1988 Hobart 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 9 February 1988
  • 25m Resolution

In these false colour images, urban areas appear as shades of cyan and purple, dry vegetation and barren 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 532KB]
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2010 Hobart 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 20 January 2010
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 563KB]
© Geoscience Australia

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