Interactive heat loss mapping.

An organisation calling itself See IT, based in Edinburgh in the UK provides interactive IT solutions, including interactive heat loss mapping. My source has pointed me to a website with the London Borough of Haringey that provides this service. Unfortunately I have been unable to access it via the See IT website.

If you go to this Haringey Council website link you will find a typical part of Haringey. You can search around the borough using a known street name or postcode.

I decided to search the postcode N22 7TY. If you click to the right on the interactive map, just below River Park Rd. are the council’s main offices. A typical 1960s building, it scores a fairly high rate of heat loss. Diagonally opposite is a relatively new Cinema complex which scores very well.

Theoretically anyone in the UK should be able to check out their own house. No doubt the councils will use this service soon to fine the heat loss polluters, using a scale a fines of course!

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10 Responses to Interactive heat loss mapping.

  1. earthpal says:

    Technology huh. Now there’s no hiding from the enviro-police. And quite right too.

    Tried the link though Matty and it just took me to a picture of the map up there.

  2. matt says:

    OK. Should be working now. It’s amazing technology. Can only think its done from satellite. Police robots orbiting earth!

  3. earthpal says:

    Yes, spying on ourselves from outer space.

    Don’t satellites emit CO2 gases? Rocket fuel? Would be a bit of an irony wouldn’t it. Lol

    Prety smart stuff though.

  4. matt says:

    I believe they are powered by solar energy but, someone may well correct me. Rocket fuel is used to get them into orbit.

  5. Pete Smith says:

    There’s a good page on the various types of ‘rocket fuel’ at http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/nasafact/count2.htm
    A prize to whoever works out which is the most climate-friendly!
    Once the satellite’s up there it runs instruments etc off battery banks charged from solar panels. Also uses small boosters for attitude control.

  6. Pete Smith says:

    All irrelevant anyway. It’s not satellite data, it’s thermal imaging taken from 2000 feet up.

    http://www.hotmapping.co.uk/london/index.htm

  7. matt says:

    Well done Pete!

    Interesting how many of these innovations come from military spending. Just think, all that plane fuel they use up to do their mapping from 2000ft. Or maybe they use drones which are much smaller.

  8. Pete Smith says:

    It wasn’t rocket science 😎

  9. inel says:

    Hey matt,

    Did you ” Click the image to see which building is releasing so much hot air” on the hotmapping website?

  10. matt says:

    It’s my borough that’s featured on there! So I’ve even analysed my home. Great technology isn’t it.

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