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Manitoba from the Air
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The Central Part of Steinbach in 2000

This colour air photo taken in 2000 is at only a slightly larger scale than the black and white photo in figure 12.6 taken in 1994. The light-coloured central business district 1 trends northwest/southeast and contrasts with the dark colours of the residential areas to the northeast 2, southeast 3, and southwest 4. The layout of this central area of the city has not changed significantly in the intervening years between figures 12.6 and 12.7, but some minor changes in detail can be seen:

1)     Another building 5 has been added to the industrial area in the southeast.

2)     Some added residential development can be seen in the northwest 6.

Even with the addition of colour, it is difficult to distinguish from air photo interpretation alone between schools and churches. Several buildings that could be one or the other can be seen 7. One feature that would indicate a school rather than a church is the existence nearby of a playing field 8, especially if this includes a running track 9. The large white-roofed building 10 in the centre of the city is probably a hockey arena, with the long narrow building near it being a curling rink 11. There is no obvious interpretation of the red-roofed building 12, although given its location it might be a civic centre. A large, multi-storied building 13 with much parking nearby may be a hospital.


Figure 12.7

The Central Part of Steinbach in 2000