Zekiah Technologies is pleased to announce that Christina Entzian has joined our team of Administrative staff. Ms. Entzian graduated from Goucher College with a degree in Psychology and English in 2003. She is a Southern Maryland native and has developed strong ties to the community through her work with the local equine industry. Ms. Entzian will be providing a variety of support functions to our contracting, marketing, and administration departments and is excited to put her creativity and English background to use. Read More »
Zekiah Technologies is pleased to announce that Cassandra Casablanca has joined our team of Software Developers. Ms. Casablanca graduated from University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus (UMBC) with a degree in Information Systems in 2005. Since college she has been honing her trade while working for the defense industry. She moved to southern New Mexico after graduating and returned to Maryland in 2013. Read More »
If you’ve read most of my previous posts, you know I’m a big fan of all things python in GIS. Specifically relating to ArcGIS, because well…that’s the software with which I’m most comfortable/proficient. Like many GIS professionals, my education and experience has revolved around ESRI products. I am however aware of, and have used, other platforms like QGIS, PostGIS, MapBox, Manifold, etc., but just do so much less frequently.Read More »
Our employees often have a need to view, review, or collaborate on documents when they are not in the same office or location. We find Google’s products such as Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms to be great resources that allow us to do just that. Best of all, most of their products are free. Everything is created via a web browser and is stored on Google’s servers. G Suite is a more robust fee based package tailored for businesses if you find you need more.
I recently had a request to update a Google Sheet so that whenever the document was updated, an email would get sent out to multiple recipients notifying them of the change. In this case, we had shared a spreadsheet with a list of job candidates. Many had access, but only 1 person regularly updated. The other users didn’t want to check the document constantly for updates and wanted a notification when a new candidate was added or an existing candidate status had changed.Read More »
Zekiah Technologies is a small company, and it can be hard to make ourselves stand out from the crowd in the eyes of potential new employees. While salary, health benefits, and vacation days are incredibly important considerations for applicants, I’d like to take the time to talk a little bit about the unquantifiable benefits of working with us: all those little things that can make a company a great place to work but never quite make it into the company description. Read More »
Driving to Zekiah Technologies for the first time as a new intern, there was only the road and my questions. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the people there and I didn’t know what they were going to expect from me. The questions intensified as I drove. When I finally arrived, my head was buzzing with uncertainties as I turned to see the Zekiah offices for the first time.
Looking at the small unassuming La Plata building that houses offices for Zekiah Technologies it could be hard to imagine why someone might want to work there or even imagine what the company even does. The answer may surprise you. Zekiah Technologies is an innovative small business that focuses on software development, data analysis, geospatial technologies, and more. They are a government contractor that has served many important entities including, the US Coast Guard, the US Navy, the Columbian Navy, and the State of Maryland. Read More »
I like to think that I learn more every day, but I still really embrace being a computer novice in a lot of ways. About four years ago, I learned about using Windows’ Task Scheduler to run processes on a defined timetable. The typical things it became useful for in my daily activities were: backing up data from my local machine to a server, running processes during off-hours that consume significant system resources, and automating web download workflows/preparing the data before I arrived at work. It’s best for uses requiring no user input, since the user is often absent during a scheduled task run.Read More »
Zekiah is pleased to announce that Carolee Doughty has joined our team as a Geospatial Analyst. Ms. Doughty has a Bachelors in Geography from Virginia Tech and brings a wide range of geospatial experience in Federal, non-profit and local government to better serve our clients. Ms. Doughty remarks, “Cartography has always been a special interest of mine and it is fulfilling to help clients solve problems and make decisions based on maps and data that I prepare.” Read More »
Zekiah Technologies is pleased to announce that Steve Bowling is the company’s new President. Brianna Bowling, the past President of Zekiah noted, “Steve’s extensive expertise managing high quality projects will serve Zekiah’s employees and clients well. I am excited to see Zekiah’s next chapter and the fresh insights and expertise he will bring to our company.” Brianna Bowling will continue with Zekiah on the Board of Directors and in a support and advisory role. Read More »
While I was in graduate school I didn’t understand why people got master’s degrees in geospatial analysis. Well, I guess I understood it, but I thought it looked like a miserable job. I would come back from a field excursion with dirt covering me from eyebrows to boot tips, a month’s worth of lab samples in my backpack, happy as can be. I felt sorry for the geospatial people staggering out from their computer-heated cave. Now I have become one of those people; one of those sore-eyed, computer-staring people but I’ve discovered a new appreciation for remote sensing-based research. Read More »