Storage tank detection

An algorithm that detects oil storage tanks in SPOT imagery.


The algorithm uses object detection in SPOT display imagery to detect oil storage tanks. The result is a GeoJSON file with polygons drawn around detected oil storage tanks.

Storage tank detection can be used for oil industry monitoring, infrastructure management, and construction monitoring.

An input SPOT image of the Port of Hamburg (Germany)

Detected oil storage tank polygons drawn on the input image

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Requirements for input imagery

Checkmark inline-icon The STAC item must be a display data product from SPOT.

Checkmark inline-icon The STAC item must be CNAM-compatible. Check that the STAC item has been added to storage in 2023 or later.

Input parameters

Required parameters

Input imagery

You need to specify the STAC items you want to apply the process to.

Output title

You need to specify the title of the output objects. This title will be assigned to the resulting STAC item and STAC collection.

API input

Use the detection-storage-tanks-airbus name ID for the processing API.

A sample input payload for the process


  "inputs": {
    "title": "Processing imagery over Berlin",
    "item": ""

inputs.titleobject / required
The title of the output objects: STAC item and STAC collection.
inputs.itemobject / required
The STAC item link in the following format:{collection-id}/items/{item-id}