GIS technology has emerged as a powerful tool to help Australia's leaders and fire authorities prepare, respond and recover from bushfires. Globally, the technology is currently used in California's response to the ongoing wildfires.
Emergency management resources
Chief Kim Zagaris is the Wildfire Policy and Technology Advisor for the Western Fire Chiefs Association - a position created in response to the destructive wildfires that have unfolded across the Western US.
Access the bushfire hub and get real-time updates about active fires as provided by Australia's state-based emergency services authorities.
In light of Australia's unpredictable urban and natural environments, find out how geographic insight supports crisis response and assists in building community resilience.