The ThermoMap project, area mapping of superficial geothermic resources by soil and groundwater data mapped the very shallow (up to 10m) Geothermal Potential, or ‘vSGP’ across Europe.
The project harmonised pre-existing data sets relating to geological, hydrogeological, soil, climate and relief geo-data with standardised methods. In addition, samples were taken from fourteen test areas across Europe.
The data was then used to build an open source web GIS where users can check the vSGP in a certain area.
In addition, a calculator has been produced. When external data exists, this can be input into the calculator to give a more precise estimation outside the project testing areas.
The video bellow gives and introduction to the web GIS and calculator. More information about the tools can be found here.