Geelong - Victoria, Australia

Location of Geelong, Victoria

Location of Geelong, Victoria
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The city of Geelong is located at the mouth of the Barwon River, approximately 75km southeast of the capital Melbourne, Victoria. 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.

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Geelong Geelong

In this false colour swipe comparison, the extent of the urban areas of Geelong are highlighted in purple and white. Vegetation appears as light green to yellow, with drier areas appearing lighter. Water is displayed as dark blue to black. Geelong’s residential sprawl has been mainly around the southern suburbs such as in Wandana Heights, Waurn Ponds and St Albans Park. Business districts have likewise seen new building development, particular those in Marshall and Breakwater. Nearby satellite towns of Lara and Leopold have both expanded significantly. The Geelong Ring Road, which extends from the Princes Highway to circumnavigate the city is a very noticeable infrastructure upgrade during the time skip.


1988 Geelong 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 14 February 1988
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 676KB]
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2009 Geelong 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 27 March 2009
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 657KB]
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1988 Geelong 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 14 February 1988
  • 25m Resolution

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

Download high resolution image [JPEG 689KB]
© Geoscience Australia

2009 Geelong 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 27 March 2009
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 695KB]
© Geoscience Australia

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