EveryMap: Using the Ushahidi platform to deal with a different kind of crisis – Western disconnection

[Guest blog by Angela Clark who founded EveryMap and, a Sydney hyper local news network where can locals and politicians report their own news.  Angela was previously Chief Executive Officer of Macquarie Radio Network and Managing Director of JCDecaux Australia Pty Limited. She holds a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University.]

Bushfire Connect – Ushahidi building community resilience for Australian Bushfires

[Guest blog post by Maurits van der Vlugt, a Spatial Information Strategist, based in Sydney, Australia. He is recognised as one of Australia’s leading authorities in the design and implementation of (interoperable) spatial data infrastructures, and web delivery of spatial data.]
The 2009 Black Saturday bushfires in the state of Victoria, Australia, burnt the equivalent of 1 million football fields, displaced 7,500 people across 78 townships, resulting in 173 dead and 2000 houses lost.

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