e-GOV award won by EUROSENSE project

The e-Gov Awards aim to reward the best ICT projects realized by Belgian public services which also demonstrate administrative simplification, innovation and sense for cooperation.

The thermographic project of Ghent city, executed by EUROSENSE, has won the e-GOV award for usability.The e-Gov Awards aim to reward the best ICT projects realized by Belgian public services which also demonstrate administrative simplification, innovation and sense for cooperation.

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In the winter of 2011 a "thermographic image" of Ghent city was taken by EUROSENSE. At the same time, almost 500 voluntary inhabitants executed temperature measurements in their houses. EUROSENSE processed the thermographic imagery into one geo-referenced map and created by means of the volunteer measurements an interpretation key with corresponding legends. This detailed interpretation allows the inhabitants to make the bridge from heat losses to insulation quality.

With the support of EUROSENSE, the results have been inserted by the city of Ghent into a web application: http://warmtefoto.gent.be/ (in Dutch). By this web application, citizens of Ghent can make an assessment on the quality of their roof insulation. Additionally, a link is made to “roof insulation group purchasing”, information sessions and additional support (subsidies) for people with low incomes. EUROSENSE’s detailed interpretation key and the involvement of inhabitants, were determining factors that distinguished this project from the others with respect to user friendliness.

Besides this award for our innovative approach, EUROSENSE has recently been awarded with 4 new thermographic projects. A thermographic map will be created for the municipality of Tervuren and some industrial areas in West-Flanders (Belgium), the City of Enschede (the Netherlands) and Luxembourg City.

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