William D. "Bill" O'Hara, RPLS, LSLS

With 36 years working in the land surveying profession, Mr. O’Hara has acquired vast experience in various types of surveying services with a focus on complex boundary surveys, land title issues, gradient boundary surveys, coastal boundary surveys, riparian and littoral boundary issues, and “official” surveys for the State of Texas in public service and private practice.

Nine years of experience as Chief Surveyor and Director of the Surveying Division of the Texas General Land Office dealing directly with riparian and littoral boundary issues, vacancy applications, deeds of acquittance applications, requests for patent on unpatented lands, and other complex boundary issues provide a unique set of surveying experience and knowledge. Called upon to serve as a consulting expert while employed as Chief Surveyor at the General Land Office and retained as an expert in private practice.

Education
Austin Community College
AAS Land Surveying Technology

1983
Key Professional Experience
Bill O’Hara Land Surveyor (Sole Proprietorship)2016-present
Bowman Consulting Group (formerly Loomis Austin, Inc.) – Sr. Survey Project Manager2015-2016
Texas General Land Office – Chief Surveyor and Director Surveying Div.2006-2015
Loomis Austin, Inc. – Chief Surveyor1998-2006
Professional Licenses
Licensed State Land Surveyor (Texas)1997
Registered Professional Land Surveyor No. 4878 (Texas)1990
Professional Activities
Member Texas Board Professional Land Surveying (TBPLS) Exam Committee1999-2006, 2015-Present
Board member TBPLS2006-2015
Member NCEES Exam for Professional Surveyors (EPS) Committee2007-present
Chair, Texas Society of Professional Surveyors (TSPS) Government Affairs Committee2015-present
Secretary Treasurer, TSPS2016-present
Teaching Experience
Developed an 8 hour seminar titled "Gradient Boundary Surveying"
and presented at ACC East View Campus in Austin.
2016
Developed a 4 hour course titled "Lifestyle of a Vacancy"
and presented at the TSPS Convention in Dallas, Texas
2015
Co-instructor at the "Heart of Texas Boundary Retracement" seminar
at Wulff Creek Ranch near Brady in McCulloch County, Texas. Subject matter:
retracement of original surveys in Texas; gradient boundary surveys; case law; ethics.
2003 - 2016
Co-instructor at the "Locating Original Corners" seminar at Neal's Lodges in
Concan, Uvalde County, Texas. Subject matter: retracement of original surveys in
Texas; gradient boundary surveys; case law; ethics.
2003 - 2017
Adjunct Professor at Austin Community College
Land Surveying and Geomatics Department
2004 - 2008