Bill Bass is a Senior Manager and certified GIS professional (GISP) at HARC (Houston Advanced Research Center), responsible for Geographic Information Systems (GIS), analytics, and enterprise technology. He has extensive experience in geospatial technologies, project management, analytics, and enterprise solutions, including platforms such as ESRI ArcGIS and SAS. Prior to joining HARC, Bill was the Geospatial Program Manager for the Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC), a regional planning agency for the 13-county region surrounding the Houston metropolitan area.
Bill has over 10 years consulting experience for global management consulting firms, and has a master’s degree in Geography from Texas State University, and a bachelor’s degree in Management Systems form Arizona State University. Professional interests include geospatial enterprise architecture, data science, analytics, environmental research using geospatial technologies, and delivery of information through interactive mapping and analytical applications.
Bill is a native Houstonian having grown up in the Clear Lake and Galveston Bay part of the region. He is a member of Bayou Land Conservancy's Board of Directors and their Spring Creek Ambassador program. Bill is also an avid wildlife, landscape, and conservation photographer.