Queenstown - Tasmania, Australia

Location of Queenstown, Tasmania

Location of Queenstown, Tasmania
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The town of Queenstown, near the West Coast of Tasmania is located on the slopes of Mount Owen. 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.

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In this false colour swipe comparison, urban areas appear as shades of purple and white. Vegetation appears as light green to yellow, with drier areas appearing lighter. Snow appears white, and water bodies are displayed as dark blue to black. While the town itself has grown in size relatively slightly over the last two decades, there is a quite marked environmental change to the town’s east- the flooding of the valley to create Lake Burbury. You can see the construction of the Crotty Dam in the old image by the unsealed roads and tracks south of the town. The roads that were not submerged have since been sealed. Also observe the smaller reservoir that appears to the southwest of town, and the expansion of the open cut mining to the northwest.


1989 Queenstown 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 1 January 1989
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 428KB]
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2009 Queenstown 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 25 February 2009
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 396KB]
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1989 Queenstown false colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 7 (mid-infrared), 5 (mid-infrared) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 1 January 1989
  • 25m Resolution

In these false colour images, urban areas appear as shades of light purple. Vegetation appears as light green to yellow, with drier areas appearing lighter. Snow appears white, with water bodies appear dark blue to black.

Download high resolution image [JPEG 457KB]
© Geoscience Australia

2009 Queenstown false colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 7 (mid-infrared), 5 (mid-infrared) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 25 February 2009
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 427KB]
© Geoscience Australia

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