Gerald W. Johnson

Gerald W. Johnson

Gerald W. Johnson

Professor Emeritus, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering


Civil Engineering Building
Room 159
500 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455


  • B.S., 1955, Civil Engineering, Purdue University
  • M.S., 1960, Institute of Geodesy, Photogrammetry and Cartography, Ohio State University
  • Ph.D., 1969, Civil Engineering, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Professional Background

  • Field Service Engineer, The Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington, flight test operations for the Bomarc missile, 1960-61
  • Programmer Analyst, System Development Corporation, Santa Monica, California and Duluth, Minnesota, programming group leader for the Duluth sector of the U.S. AirForce SAGE Air Defense System, 1961-65
Research Interests

Research interests are in the development and application of surveying, mapping, and photogrammetric techniques for specialized projects in various parts of the world. This work has involved more than 30 projects in such locations as Greenland, the Canadian Arctic, the North Pole, the Middle East, Central and South America, and Nepal.

Selected Publications

Johnson, G. W. (1991). Surveying, mapping and aerial photography, in The Great Isthmus Corridor Route, Explorations of the Phokis-Doris Expedition, E. Kase (ed.). Publ Ancient Studies 3:17-20.

Johnson, G. W. (1990). Aerial photography of the Nazca lines, in The Lines of Nazca, A. Aveni (ed.). Mem Am Philos Soc 183:271-283.