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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 management which are now used globally.

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 , 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 actions and local knowledge and automatically made available in the current incident, including to first responders during initial 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). 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.

Add equipment

  1. User adds equipment type class (e.g. truck)
  2. User adds /competencies required to operate equipment type class.
  3. User adds specific piece of equipment (e.g. truck 10) to equipment type class.
  4. System adds specific piece of equipment to pool of equipment for allocation in resource management module.
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Add human resources

  1. User adds name of new person
  2. User specifies /competencies of new person
  3. User specifies fatigue management details for new person
  4. System adds person to pool of people available for allocation in resource management module.
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Allocate and track tasks

  1. Manager creates task, either in a list or by attaching it to a feature on a map, and specifies who will implement the task.
  2. System makes the task visible to the task recipient.
  3. Task recipient accepts the task.
  4. Task recipient identifies the task as complete either in a list or by changing the linked mapped feature to complete.
  5. If the task is not completed by the specified deadline, system identifies the task as overdue to the manager who created the task and the user specified to complete the task.
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Automatic Spatial learning

  1. User plots feature on map.
  2. System converts feature to a pre-configured new feature type.
  3. System makes new feature type visible in new shared maps created in the area.
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Build and distribute plans

  1. Planner draws features on the map illustrating the planned activities (these could relate to any spatial operation including , incident or ).
  2. Planner allocates tasks.
  3. Planner plans human and equipment resources.
  4. System builds populated plan based on pre-configured template based on plotted map features, tasks, people and equipment allocations and spreadsheet like calculations.
  5. Planner completes manual data entry fields in plan form.
  6. System distributes populated plan to all users on mobile, fixed and laptop devices.
  7. System automatically updates and redistributes plan as data on map is changed, tasks are implemented, the allocation of human and equipment resources is changed and the planner changes data in manual data entry fields.
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Collect field data

  1. Ground or aerial based field responder selects the appropriate feature type to plot on the map from  a library of feature types. Map features may relate to physical features, planned activities or threats to safety.
  2. Ground or aerial based field responder plots the feature in the appropriate location.
  3. System makes the pre-configured data collection form associated with that type of feature visible.
  4. Ground or aerial based field responder completes the pre-configured form attached to that feature type.
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Implement mitigation activities

  1. Implementer changes planned activities to completed (single button press) on the map.
  2. System makes completed activities visible in future shared maps for the specified effective life of the activity.
  3. System updates dashboards and the executive summary.
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Maintain a record of decisions

  1. Field responder or manager makes change to map (plots a new feature, changes an existing feature, deletes an existing feature, attaches a document – including a photo - to a feature) on mobile, fixed or laptop device.
  2. System records change including the type of change, who made the change and the time when the change was made.
  3. User types (or talks) record of decision in log.
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Make spatial based calculations

  1. User plots/makes changes to features on a map.
  2. System makes spreadsheet-like calculations based on the mapped data and pre-configured formulas.
  3. User views results of calculations in a report.
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Record Lessons Learnt

  1. User types (or talks) keywords associated with the plan/incident.
  2. User types (or talks) lessons learnt associated with the plan/incident.
  3. System saves lessons learnt associated with the keywords.
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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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