Who are we?

Zirkarta (formerly Burnology) currently works between Canberra and Melbourne in Australia. We develop innovative solutions to problems related to the real-time use, management and analysis of spatial data. We bring together extensive experience in emergency management, IT Project management, web application development and graphic design. Main staff include:

Dylan Kendall

Dylan Kendall

  • Company Director and co-founder (https://au.linkedin.com/in/dylan-kendall-a09275a6)
  • Bachelor of Science (Forestry) Honours and University Medal, Australian National University.
  • 20+ years experience as a fire management officer in four Australian states including performing incident management roles (particularly Planning Officer and Incident Controller) in a large number of class 3 fires (including some of the countries most infamous fires).
  • Fire and mapping volunteer.


Martin Hedenstroem

Martin Hedenstroem

  • Co-founder
  • Head of software engineering & user experience.
  • Bachelor of Graphic Design, University of Canberra.
  • 20 years experience in web site & web application development and graphic design.


Sonja Hedenstroem

Sonja Hedenstroem

  • Co-founder
  • Business administration
  • Bachelor of Science Honours, Australian National University.
  • 20 years experience in web management in large government departments including business analysis and project management.

Other staff and resources

  • 3 x full stack developers with collectively 50 years experience.
  • 2 x Masters of Cybernetics.
  • 1 x bachelor of software¬†engineering.
  • Access to an extensive network of further developer resources.


YouTubeWe have a number of YouTube videos showing features of the system.


Company details

Name Burnology Pty Ltd
ABN 8116 6676 713
ACN 166676713