ALPHARETTA, GA – September 3, 2014
InterDev, an Atlanta-area provider of information technology and security services, today announced that URISA, an international organization dedicated to fostering excellence in GIS, has honored the firm’s custom GIS solution for Brookhaven, GA with its Distinguished System award in the Enterprise Systems category. For the project, InterDev GIS Analyst Mike Edelson led a team that developed a fully-functional, accurate, dependable ESRI-driven environment―with an integrated web app―within an astounding 12-month window.

“Mike Edelson really spearheaded this effort and worked tirelessly to develop it into such an amazing solution,” said InterDev CEO Gary Nichols after the announcement. “It is great for InterDev to receive this award, but it is just as rewarding to see Mike―really the champion of GIS practice for all our clients―be recognized for his hard work, once again.”

Per URISA, award winners in this category must be “outstanding and working examples of using information systems technology…yielding widespread improvements in the process(es) and/or service(s) involved and/or cost savings to the organization.” InterDev was one of only three solutions nationally chosen to receive an award in the Enterprise Systems category.

InterDev will receive the award during GIS-Pro 2014: URISA’s 52nd Annual Conference, scheduled for September 8-11 in New Orleans, LA. InterDev has been asked to make a 20-minute presentation about its system at a luncheon table talk during the conference. InterDev has also been invited to develop a 60-minute webinar for an upcoming URISA webinar series.

“The City’s new GIS department has delivered exceptional service and developed systems critical for execution of duties for every department within the city,” stated Brookhaven City Manager Marie Garrett in the award application. “The result of this effort by our GIS team is a cleaner, safer, well-managed City that is a great place to live and work.”


The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) is an independent, not-for-profit 501c(3) organization established in 1966. From webinars and workshops to multi-day conferences, URISA presents an abundance of educational programs, offers volunteer GIS expertise through its GISCorps program, and assists government agencies with benchmarking GIS maturity through its GIS Management Institute. URISA is considered to be the premier organization for the use and integration of spatial information technology to improve the quality of life in urban and regional environments. URISA promotes the effective and ethical use of spatial information and information technologies for the understanding and management of urban and regional systems. For more information, visit

About InterDev

For more than 30 years, InterDev has provided professional Information Technology (IT) services and support for emerging organizations across the U.S. In addition to managing and hosting IT operations for its valued clients, InterDev also provides leading edge IT security solutions — based on technologies from Barracuda Networks, Enterasys and Palo Alto Networks — as well as telecommunications consulting including VoIP phone systems, and voice and data circuits. InterDev is a proud Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and Barracuda Networks Certified Diamond Partner. InterDev serves customers from offices in Atlanta, Chicago and Jacksonville, Florida. For more information, visit

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