2.4.8 Silos Example 1

Location of Example: 148°57'52" East, 34°52'35" South
Distinctive Characteristics:
  • The example denotes how to distinguish silos from water tanks in small farm situations.
  • Silos are often found in groups or rows. Water tanks are often found in isolation. Water tanks may also utilise building roofs to capture rain water and therefore could be situated directly adjacent to buildings.
  • Water Tanks in small farmsteads will generally be situated close to the main resident or farm buildings. Silos are more likely to be situated further from the main buildings due to their possible flammability and may be closer to where farm equipment will be stored.
  • Note: Figure shows an oblique photograph of non permanent silos. These have become more frequent in Australia's landscape. They are normally situated on concrete slabs but can if required be picked up and moved to another part of the farm. Distinguishing between permanent and non permanent silos will be dependant on resolution and angle of imagery.
Regional Considerations:
  • Exists in crop farming regions.
Figure: Representation of a Silo and Water Tanks in a small farm situation.

Figure: Orthophotography 50cm RGB=123 Figure: SPOT Pseudo-natural 2.5m Figure: Oblique Photography Non Permanent Silos

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