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Scotland Heat Map: information

Published: 16 Jul 2020
Last updated: 26 Aug 2021 - see all updates

Documents and guidance to support use of the Scotland Heat Map. The heat map is a resource for assessing heat demand and supply opportunities across Scotland.

Published:
16 Jul 2020
Scotland Heat Map: information
Please note that the interactive Scotland Heat Map and its associated INSPIRE download services are currently unavailable (August 2021) as we move to a new provider.

The interactive Scotland Heat Map can be used anyone, including businesses, developers, housing associations and communities, to find out about heat demand and supply opportunities. Please note that the interactive Scotland Heat Map and its associated INSPIRE download services are currently unavailable (August 2021) as we move to a new provider.

Development of the new site, with improved features and expanded download services, is progressing and we are aiming to make it available in autumn 2021. In the meantime, to access data usually provided through the interactive heat map, please contact the heat map team at heatmap@gov.scot.

We have provided the following attached guidance documents to support the use of the map: 

  • framework agreement documentation relating to the agreement between the Scottish Government and local authorities and other public sector organisations to share the data
  • user guidance including a detailed user guide, a data dictionary and metadata and data management information. These show how the map was created and how it can be used and updated.
  • a data sharing request form that can be used to submit requests for us to share heat map data. This is for individuals and organisations that are not covered by the framework agreement.

Great care has been taken to ensure the Scotland Heat Map is as accurate as possible. However, with such a large data set, errors will occur. By using the Scotland Heat Map you accept the data as is. The Scottish Government or any data provider is not liable for costs arising from using this data.

Scotland Heat Map: framework documentation

1.0 framework agreement

9 page PDF
484.5 kB

1.1 acceptance form

DOCX
754.9 kB

1.2 data users

3 page PDF
111.3 kB

1.3 contact form

DOCX
753.9 kB

1.4 organisational contacts list

4 page PDF
275.4 kB

Scotland Heat Map: user guidance

2.0 user guide

87 page PDF
5.1 MB

2.1 data dictionary

XLSX
224.1 kB

Scotland Heat Map: data sharing request form

Data sharing request form

DOCX
59.7 kB

Contact

Email: heatmap@gov.scot

First published: 16 Jul 2020 Last updated: 26 Aug 2021 -