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GIS Assistance

The GIS laboratory, housed on the 3rd floor of Rotch Library (7-238), is available for use during Rotch's operating hours. GIS software is for use by the MIT Community only. Stop by any of the times listed below for GIS help - no appointment necessary.

GIS Help Hours: 

May 31st - September 2nd: Monday - Friday: 2-3pm or by appointment

September 7th - December 14th:

Monday - Thursday: 1-4pm

Friday: 2-4pm

If you cannot make these times, email your question or contact us to set up an appointment:

There will be no help hours on 10/10, 11/11, 11/24, and 11/25 due to MIT holidays.

The GIS lab will be closed on Wednesday, August 31st from 9:30-11:00am for an orientation. You will not be able to use the computers at that time.

There will be no GIS help hours on Thursday, September 1st due to orientations. The GIS lab will be closed 11am-12pm and 3pm-4pm. You will not be able to use the computers at that time.


July GIS workshops at MIT.

Free online GIS courses

New resource: SimplyMap

New data in GeoWeb (MIT only to download): Maharashtra sub-districts, Maharashtra villages, Odisha sub-districts, Odisha villages, Ruarkela wards

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Get Started

Download ArcGIS. MIT Certificates are required to download this software. See installation instructions.

MIT GeoWeb: Start your search for geographic information here. You can search for GIS data held in the MIT Geodata Repository and other local colleges.

Traveling? Find out how to use ArcGIS off campus.

MITGIS email list: Subscribe to get updates about GIS related events, new GIS data and software, and more.

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