Updated: 1 December 2007

2.4.3 Storage Tanks Example 4

Location of Example: 151°15'27" East, 23°50'6" South
Distinctive Characteristics:
  • Storage Tanks appear as circular elevated features, this is evident by the shadow signature.
  • Storage Tanks may or may not have an enclosed roof.
  • Storage Tanks can sometimes be distinguished from Water Tanks/Water Towers because they are typically found in industrial/commercial areas rather than within residential/urban areas.
  • Numerous Storage Tanks are typically concentrated in one area, whereas Water Tanks/Water Towers tend to be more solitary.
  • Storage Tanks may be distinguished from Silos by their flat roof structure compared with a conical roof structure of a Silo.
  • The roof of a Storage Tank may show temporal change due to the amount of product stored in the Tank when the imagery was captured.
Regional Considerations:
Figure: Representation of Storage Tanks in association with surrounding features.

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

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