Updated: 1 December 2007

2.3.1 Water Tanks Example 3

Location of Example: 152°41'50" East, 25°32'38" South
Distinctive Characteristics:
  • Water Towers appear as circular elevated features. This is evident by the shadow signature.
  • Water Tanks/Water Towers are typically found in residential/urban areas, unlike Storage Tanks which are typically found in industrial/commercial areas.
  • Water Tanks/Water Towers tend to be solitary, unlike Storage Tanks that are typically concentrated in one area.
  • Water Towers are typically found in flat areas, the tower is required to be elevated to provide water pressure.
  • Water Towers may have additional structures mounted on top.
Regional Considerations:
Figure: Representation of Water Tanks

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

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