John Erskine

United States Army

John Erskine is an aviation officer in the U.S. Army, with a focus on geospatial information sciences. He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and has professional experience interning in congressional offices and the intelligence community.

Featured Work

On this anti-Communist map, the dark red of the USSR fills the space, while the U.S. is barely visible over the horizon. Time Magazine. Source: Cornell University – <a href="">PJ Mode Collection of Persuasive Cartography</a>

JUL 11, 2018 Article

Politics and Cartography: The Power of Deception through Distortion

"Cartography is a powerful instrument of national policy, one that governments can use to influence peoples' beliefs and affect international affairs. With the simple stroke ...