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.
|Austin Community College|
AAS Land Surveying Technology
|Key Professional Experience|
|Landesign Services, INC. – Senior Surveyor||2023-present|
|Bill O’Hara Land Surveyor (Sole Proprietorship)||2016-present|
|Bowman Consulting Group (formerly Loomis Austin, Inc.) – Sr. Survey Project Manager||2015-2016|
|Texas General Land Office – Chief Surveyor and Director Surveying Div.||2006-2015|
|Loomis Austin, Inc. – Chief Surveyor||1998-2006|
|Licensed State Land Surveyor (Texas)||1997|
|Registered Professional Land Surveyor No. 4878 (Texas)||1990|
|Member Texas Board Professional Land Surveying (TBPLS) Exam Committee||1999-2006, 2015-Present|
|Board member TBPLS||2006-2015|
|Member NCEES Exam for Professional Surveyors (EPS) Committee||2007-present|
|Chair, Texas Society of Professional Surveyors (TSPS) Government Affairs Committee||2015-present|
|Secretary Treasurer, TSPS||2016-present|
|Developed an 8 hour seminar titled "Gradient Boundary Surveying" |
and presented at ACC East View Campus in Austin.
|Developed a 4 hour course titled "Lifestyle of a Vacancy" |
and presented at the TSPS Convention in Dallas, Texas
|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|