Satellite ASTER Geoscience Map of Australia

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Satellite ASTER Geoscience Map of Australia

The ASTER geoscience map of Australia is a set of digital geoscience products generated from satellite ASTER data. ASTER (Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer) is a Japanese imaging instrument on board USA’s TERRA satellite. The multispectral imaging sensor is the world’s first “geoscience tuned” sa... more

Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified Geology not elsewhere classified Mineralogy and Crystallography Soil Sciences not elsewhere classified

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Mineral mapping 3D Alteration Australia False colour CSIRO Landsat TM Regolith Ratios Green vegetation content Ferric oxide content Ferric oxide composition Ferrous iron index Opaque index AlOH group content Aluminium hydroxide group content AlOH group composition Aluminium hydroxide group composition Kaolin group index ... more


ASTER Geoscience Product Notes


View and download ASTER maps from AuScope


View and download ASTER maps from NTGS

The ASTER L1B (radiance@sensor) and L2 (reflectance and emissivity) data used in this project are copyright protected by Japan Space Systems( ex_e.html) and are not publicly available.

All the derived geoscience products are copyright owned by CSIRO, Geoscience Australia and the Geological Surveys of Western Australia, South Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland who financially sponsored this project.

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence

CSIRO (Australia), Geological Survey of Queensland (Australia), Geological Survey of South Australia (Australia), Geological Survey of Western Australia (Australia), Geoscience Australia (Australia), Japan Space Systems (Japan), NASA (Australia), Northern Territory Geological Survey (Australia)

Cudahy, Tom; Caccetta, Mike; Lau, Ian; Rodger, Andrew; Laukamp, Carsten; Ong, Cindy; Chia, Joanne; Collings, Simon; Rankine, Terry; Fraser, Ryan; Woodcock, Robert; Vote, Josh; Warren, Peter; Thomas, Matilda; Tyler, Ian; Mauger, Alan; Close, Dorothy; Jones, Mal; Abrams, Mike (2012): Satellite ASTER Geoscience Map of Australia. v3. CSIRO. Data Collection.

All Rights (including copyright) CSIRO, Geological Survey of Queensland, Geological Survey of South Australia, Geological Survey of Western Australia, Geoscience Australia, Japan Space Systems, NASA, Northern Territory Geological Survey 2012.

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Location Details

9°0′0″ S

44°30′0″ S

155°0′0″ E

111°30′0″ E


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Peter Warren

Software Engineer



Geoscientific Information

About this Project

COE - 3D Mineral Mapping

A CSIRO-led collaboration has created the world’s first continental-scale mineral map derived from satellite imagery, enabling mining companies to increase exploration efficiency and success in Australia.

Tom Cudahy

Mineral Mapping

Creating continent-scale maps of mineral abundance and composition


ASTER satellite

Tom Cudahy

Mike Caccetta

Ian Lau

Andrew Rodger

Carsten Laukamp

Cindy Ong

Joanne Chia

Simon Collings

Terry Rankine

Ryan Fraser

Robert Woodcock

Josh Vote

Peter Warren

Matilda Thomas

Ian Tyler

Alan Mauger

Dorothy Close

Mal Jones

Mike Abrams

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