Open-loop Ground Source Heat Pump viability screening map (England and Wales) — WMS

Open-loop Ground Source Heat Pump viability screening map (England and Wales)

The British Geological Survey (BGS) in collaboration with the Environment Agency (EA) has developed a web-based tool that provides an indication of whether suitable conditions exist in a given area for Open-loop Ground Source Heat Pumps (GSHP). The tool is developed within a GIS and maps the potential for open-loop GSHP installations (heating/cooling output >100kW) in England and Wales at the 1:250,000 scale.

How to view a WMS

WMS services must be viewed in compatible software.

Tutorial videos showing how to include a WMS in an ArcGIS or MapInfo project are provided. To view WMS in other systems, please refer to their documentation.


The BGS provides no warranty as to the quality, accuracy, completeness of this free map data or the medium on which it is supplied. This includes any warranty as to the continued provision of material or that the material taken from this site is compatible with your computer system and/or any other data with which the material is to be used.

Can't use WMS?

Try the online screening tool if you are unable to use a WMS service.

Service address

Enter the address below into your WMS client.

https://map.bgs.ac.uk/arcgis/services/GSHP/GSHP_WMS/MapServer/WmsServer

Example WMS requests (versions 1.3.0 and 1.1.1 supported)

GETCAPABILITIES REQUESTS
(These produce XML files. You may have to save them to disk in order to read them.)

GSHP viability screening layer WMS 1.3.0 requests in British National Grid (BNG)

GSHP viability screening layer WMS 1.1.1 requests in Lat/Long WGS84 (WGS84)

Terms of use:

Non-commercial use — acknowledge the material.

Commercial use — apply for a Copyright Permit or Digital Data Licence.