What is the Hotmaps project?
Hotmaps is the development of an open source heating / cooling mapping and planning toolbox to provide default data for EU28 at national and local level.
These data and tool allow public authorities to identify, analyse, model and map resources and solutions to supply energy needs within their territory of responsibility in a resource and cost efficient way.
Those results will help authorities to develop heating and cooling strategies on local, regional and national scale which are in line with RES and CO2-Emission targets on national and EU level.
What are the main objectives of Hotmaps?
There are three main project objectives:
- Develop an open source toolbox (Hotmaps toolbox) that will effectively and comprehensively support local, regional and national heating and cooling planning processes.
- Provide a default open data set to lower the initial barrier in applying the tool for regions across EU-28 member states and include the ability that the users can adapt and provide more accurate, large and complex data for data for a specific area.
- Provide a tested and user friendly open source software tool which is based on user needs. Guarantee wide usability, flexible adjustability and concrete application of the tool within and beyond the project duration.
What is the duration of the project?
The Hotmaps project started in October 2016 and will last four years.
What is the Hotmaps toolbox ?
The Hotmaps toolbox is a GIS based web tool that is dedicated to support authorities and energy planners in the process to set up a strategic heating and cooling plan for their region. The tool will allow to analyse heating and cooling demand as well as efficient supply options on a local, regional and national level.