2.2.5 Railways Example 1

Location of Example: 152°48'29" East, 25°18'31" South
Distinctive Characteristics:
  • Railways are generally thinner than roads with fewer intersections. They have smooth curves and bends with no abrupt changes in direction.
  • Generally there are a lack of access points, buildings and infrastructure along the railway line.
  • In Figure: the colour of the railway line is similar to the surrounding area, due to the lack of pavement.
  • In Figure: the spectral signature of the railway (red) is similar to the surrounding vegetation and landscape, as opposed to the road which stands out as bright blue.
Regional Considerations:
Figure: Differentiation of Railways from Roads.

Figure: Orthophotography 60cm RGB=123 Figure: SPOT 2.5m RGB=123

Topic contact: mapfeedback@ga.gov.au Last updated: January 20, 2012