GEWISS - Geographical Heat Information and Simulation System Hamburg (GEografisches WärmeInformations- und Simulations-System Hamburg)

Strategic heat planning has to be interlinked with urban development and vice versa, so that climate protection potentials can be tapped and resources can be used with high cost-effectiveness. Conversion of urban areas, infill, redevelopment, demolition and renovation of buildings and groups of buildings should be adapted to locally available heat sources. Conversely, heat supply should be operated and developed considering the current and future characteristics of existing buildings. In this context spatial data and their analysis and visualization within GIS plays a central role.

The GEWISS projects aims at the development of such a systems for the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. For this purpose a framework - that enables a detailed (down to building level) simulation of heat demands, transports and generation - will be developed, allowing the simulation of various scenarios that will be guided by different stakeholders. g2lab is involved in work packages for data acquisition and integration for describing heat demand on micro level (buildings, socio-economic data, etc.) as well as for simulation and visualization (web-based information systems, user-oriented visualizations, etc.).

Partner within this project is the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences. Funding is provided by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).

See all projects