About the Author

GERALD JOHNSON: Member of the University of Minnesota faculty for 50 years, and currently Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University, a Master’s degree from The Ohio State University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin.

At the University of Minnesota he was responsible for teaching and research related to surveying, mapping and astro navigation. As an expert with unique skills, from mapping the human face to aerial mapping of the Nazca Lines, he was involved in cartography projects in many parts of the world. These endeavors took him to the Arctic, China, Nepal, Greece, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Mexico, Belize, Chile and Peru.

Arctic Projects:

LOREX (Lomonosov Ridge Expedition).

Blue Ice (Greenland Ice Cap traverse).

Project Nord (mapping in northern Greenland).

Three expeditions to the Barnes Ice Cap on Baffin Island.