ALPHARETTA, GA – December 14, 2017 — InterDev, an Atlanta-area provider of information technology, security and geographic information services (GIS), congratulates Senior GIS Analyst Langdon Sanders for obtaining certification as a GIS Professional (GISP) by the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI).

To become certified as a GISP, a GIS professional must have met standards for ethical conduct and professional practice as established by the GISCI. The certification requires achievement in three areas: educational achievement, professional experience, and contributions to the profession.

Achieving this certification caps off an award-winning year for Sanders. Earlier in 2017, the City of Sandy Springs, GA was awarded the “Exemplary System in Government” by the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) for the City’s use of GIS in their Emergency Operations Center. Sandy Springs and their GIS team, led by Sanders, were the only recipients of this international award.

Sanders also exemplified the ethical standards required by GISCI this year by volunteering his time through GIS Corps, a GIS volunteer organization, to assist Fort Bend County, TX, near Houston. Due in part to Sanders efforts with GIS Corps, critical teams were able to interactively view road closures and other dangerous situations to aid in the rescue and cleanup efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

“GIS has become an increasingly valuable resource locally and internationally for companies, governments, and citizens alike,” said InterDev CEO Gary Nichols. “Langdon’s achievements and contributions embody his proficiency, integrity, and innovation in this evolving, visionary technology. We are proud to have him on our team.”

The GISCI exists to provide professionals who work in the field of geographic information systems with a formal process that achieves several goals:

  • Allows GIS professionals to be recognized by their colleagues and peers for having demonstrated exemplary professional practice and integrity in the field
  • Establishes and maintains high standards of both professional practice and ethical conduct
  • Encourages aspiring GIS professionals to work towards certification for the purpose of professional development and advancement
  • Encourages established GIS professionals to continue to hone their professional skills and ethical performance even as GIS technology changes

In addition to its efforts to enhance the credibility and professional standing of GIS professionals through the GISP certification program, the GISCI offers a positive method of developing value for GIS professionals and employers, alike.

About InterDev

Beyond their principal role as a 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 GIS solution, based on Esri, 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 (SC), and Chicago. For more information, visit www.interdev.com.