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Dylan Kendall Solution owner, Contact

Dylan is CEO of zirkarta which was built to address a number of recurring issues Dylan experienced over 25+ years managing crises in Australia (especially forest fires) and which are also common denominators in inquiries into disasters. Dylan is one of the most respected fire planners in Australia and has performed leadership roles in some of Australia's most infamous forest fires, including the highest level of Incident Controller. Dylan has introduced innovations to crisis management which are now used globally.

Summary

A no code platform for building integrated Command, Control, Communication, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (3CISR) and Public Information (PI) systems for use in crisis/disaster management.

A shared map enables users to make a change to a map on any fixed or mobile device which is visible to all users in real time. This includes surveillance, reconnaissance, command or control information including real time information from external systems. The platform includes a range of other collaboration tools, including messaging, tasking and logs, that are integrated with the shared map.

The location of all resources are tracked and are visible on all devices in real time. Resource planning is via a drag and drop interface that automatically accounts for training, availability and fatigue.

Data is automatically extracted from shared maps and other collaboration tools and used to populate forms and plans. Data is also represented in dashboards, executive summaries and summary maps to meet the situational awareness and decision making needs of those operating at every hierarchical level and geographical extent from the local to the national.

User specified spreadsheet-like calculations (for example, cost estimates, estimates of the number of people impacted) are automatically made with data entry simply by making changes to a map.

Relevant data is crowd sourced within the platform from previous incidents, completed mitigation actions and local knowledge and automatically made available in the current incident, including to first responders during initial response on mobile devices.

Specified data plotted on shared maps is automatically published on a public facing web site providing the community with real time information on the location, impact and movement of incidents.

All changes are automatically time and user stamped providing an accountability trail including the ability to recreate a map at any user specified time or replay the history of a map as a movie.

Operational data is automatically captured as a by-product of platform use creating a data pool that can be used for research or modelling purposes, including the future development of machine learning algorithms that will enable the prediction of almost any spatial phenomena.

The platform works on any device, operating system and browser without downloading any software (even offline). Crisis managers can build their own systems to meet their own needs, and modify the system as their needs change, without writing a single line of computer code. The platform enables the management of multiple simultaneous incidents of different types and, once configured, requires no/little training.

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Role of System
Shared Maps
Multi level situational awareness
Executive summary
Resource management
Tasking
Auto populated plans
Spatial learning
Public and stakeholder information
Accountability
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