W.E. Upjohn

W.E. Upjohn

W.E. Upjohn

Welcome to The W.E. Upjohn Center for the Study of Geographical Change!

What We Do:  We convert large-format printed materials such as maps, charts, air photos and atlases into their digital equivalents by applying sophisticated imaging technology. 

Why We Do What We Do: The earth's surface has been naturally evolving since the dawn of time, of course. And human beings surely bring about change as well as spread the news of it. Which begs the question: what existed before? Our aim is to preserve historical printed representations of the earth, forming a digital basis for analysis of changes over time, enabling the study of what's been altered and to what extent, ultimately contributing to a multi-disciplinary understanding of geographical change. We help bridge the gap from 'what was' to 'what is'.

We Can Help You:  We can digitally capture and geo-reference your historical maps, charts and airphotos. We can digitize your oversize books, drawings and atlases. And we do so at the highest optical resolution and the lowest geometrical distortion anywhere.  Hyper-accurate imaging of rare, valuable documents is our specialty.  Try us.  Nobody else does what we do worldwide.  Non-destructively too -- no sheet-fed scanning. Let us non-invasively apply our technology to your materials.

In Short:  We offer extremely accurate large-format document imaging services!  Accept no substitute.  Do it once.  Do it right.  Save yourself grief.  Preserve your documents. Good thinking!

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W. E. Upjohn Center
1100 Welborn Hall
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5388 USA
(269) 387-3364 | (269) 387-3582 Fax