Geospatial Technologies to Improve Urban Energy Efficiency
Hay G.J., Kyle C., Hemachandran B., Chen G., Rahman M.M., Fung T.S., and Arvai J.L. 2011. "Geospatial Technologies to Improve Urban Energy Efficiency." Remote Sens. 3, no. 7: 1380-1405.
Abstract: The HEAT (Home Energy Assessment Technologies) pilot project is a FREE Geoweb mapping service, designed to empower the urban energy efficiency movement by allowing residents to visualize the amount and location of waste heat leaving their homes and communities as easily as clicking on their house in Google Maps.
Collective Sensing: Integrating Geospatial Technologies to Understand Urban Systems - An Overview
Blaschke, T., Hay, G.J., Weng, Q., and Resch, B. 2011. Collective Sensing: Integrating Geospatial Technologies to Understand Urban Systems–An Overview. Remote Sens. 3, no. 8: 1743-1776.
Abstract: Cities are complex systems composed of numerous interacting components that evolve over multiple spatio-temporal scales. Consequently, no single data source is sufficient to satisfy the information needs required to map, monitor, model, and ultimately understand and manage our interaction within such urban systems.
HEAT (Home Energy Assessment Technologies): Residential Waste Heat Monitoring, Google Maps and Airborne Thermal Imagery
Hay G.J., Hemachandran B., and Kyle C.D. 2010. HEAT (Home Energy Assessment Technologies): Residential Waste Heat Monitoring, Google Maps and Airborne Thermal Imagery. Alberta, Canada. GIM International. Issue 03, Vol 24, March, pp 13-15.
It is estimated that a quarter of the heat generated in our houses is lost through roofs. Replacement of the entire roof is too costly for most homeowners, who would prefer to carry out focused repair work. For this they need to know exactly where the roof is leaking.