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Hotmaps: the open source mapping and planning tool for heating and cooling

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The Hotmaps project aims at designing a toolbox to support public authorities, energy agencies and urban planners in strategic heating and cooling planning on local, regional and national levels, and in line with EU policies.

 

The beta-version of the Hotmaps toolbox is now online; in the following year the tool will be updated and new releases will be available.

 

In this version the basic functionalities for mapping heating and cooling in EU members are available. In addition also the first calculation models are available – more functionalities including additional calculation models and the possibility to save and load the status of your work on the toolbox will be available in the final release of the tool.

 

Open source

The developed tool and all related modules run without requiring any other commercial tool or software. Use of and access to Source Code is subject to Open Source Licenses. The datasets that are used in the tool can be found at https://gitlab.com/hotmaps. The source code of the tool can be accessed via https://github.com/HotMaps.

 

Feedback and contributions

Hotmaps project team will be happy to receive feedback on the tool, through the feedback-button in the toolbox to let know opinions and suggestions for the tool.

Hotmaps also invites other developers to contribute with additional calculation modules or datasets that can be integrated in the toolbox.

Get in contact with project team if you want to take part in the future development of the toolbox.