Bundaberg - Queensland, Australia

Location of Bundaberg, Queensland

Location of Bundaberg, Queensland
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The city of Bundaberg is located in southeast Queensland on the Burnett 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 (1987) 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. Bundaberg has expanded significantly over the last two decades, mainly on the southern side of the Burnett River. New suburban developments include Avoca and Millbank in the west, Thabeban in the south and Kalkie in the east. Similarly along the coast the beach suburbs of Burnett Heads, Bargara and Coral Cove have all seen noticeable growth. Also the amount of sugar cane and other agricultural production that surrounds the city has likewise greatly increased.


1987 Bundaberg 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 16 July 1987
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 839KB]
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2010 Bundaberg 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 16 August 2010
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 840KB]
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1987 Bundaberg false colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 7 (Mid-infrared), 2 (visible green) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 16 July 1987
  • 25m Resolution

In these false colour images, urban areas appear as shades of cyan and white. Forest Vegetation and grassland appears as green. Agricultural farming and soils are displayed as shades of red, brown and magenta. Water bodies appear blue to black.

Download high resolution image [JPEG 894KB]
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2010 Bundaberg false colour

  • Landsat 5 TM satellite image
  • Red, green, and blue hues are representing TM band’s 7 (Mid-infrared), 2 (visible green) and 1 (visible blue) respectively
  • Image taken on 16 August 2010
  • 25m Resolution
Download high resolution image [JPEG 874KB]
© Geoscience Australia

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