ALPHARETTA, GA – October 26, 2018 — InterDev, an Atlanta-area provider of information technology, security and geographic information systems (GIS) services, congratulates GIS Analyst Brock Ryan for obtaining certification as an ArcGIS Desktop Professional by the Esri Technical Certification Team. Brock is currently working on-site at one of InterDev’s many municipal engagements, where he is a key member in delivering world-class GIS services.

To become certified as an ArcGIS Desktop Professional, Brock passed a difficult technical exam offered by the Esri Academy that demonstrates his skills in applying advanced GIS concepts and knowledge to solve real-world problems.

“GIS, and location intelligence, is an integral part in helping our communities and natural environments thrive in an increasingly complex environment,” said InterDev CEO Gary Nichols. “Brock’s certification demonstrates his advanced expertise in the ArcGIS Desktop software. We are proud to have him on our team.”

The Esri Academy exists to provide professionals who work in the field of geographic information systems with a formal process to achieve several goals:

  • Allows GIS professionals to be recognized by their colleagues and peers for having demonstrated exemplary professional practice and proficiency with the ArcGIS software;
  • Establishes and maintains high standards of professional practice;
  • Encourages aspiring GIS professionals to work towards certification for professional development and advancement;
  • Encourages established GIS professionals to continue to hone their professional skills as GIS technology changes.

About InterDev

Beyond their principal role as strategic provider of Managed IT and Security Services, InterDev is well-known as a champion of IT visioning and innovation for growing businesses and government agencies – a role its perfected over nearly four decades. In addition to managing and hosting IT operations for its valued clients, InterDev also offers a cloud-based enterprise GIS solution called MosaicGIS© as well as VoIP telecommunications services and circuit solutions. InterDev delivers services to business and municipalities throughout the Southeast and Midwest from their offices in Atlanta, Beaufort (S.C.), and Chicago. For more information, visit

About Esri

Since 1969, Esri has been giving customers around the world the power to think and plan geographically. The market leader in GIS, Esri software is used in more than 350,000 organizations worldwide including each of the 200 largest cities in the United States, most national governments, more than two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies, and more than 7,000 colleges and universities. Esri applications, running on more than one million desktops and thousands of Web and enterprise servers, provide the backbone for the world’s mapping and spatial analysis. Esri is the only vendor that provides complete technical solutions for desktop, mobile, server, and Internet platforms. Visit us at

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