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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

Monday-Thursday: 1-5pm

Friday: 2-4pm

Help hours will end at 3pm on Thursday, 2/26.

There will be no help hours 3/23-3/27 or 4/20 due to MIT holidays/vacations.

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


Is ArcGIS warning you that the license will expire in March? Don't worry! The license will automatically renew on the expiration date. You can ignore these messages.

Did you miss our January IAP workshops? See our Previous Workshops page for presentations, handouts, and data.

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Download ArcGIS and the MIT Geodata Search Tool for ArcGIS. MIT Certificates are required to download this software. See installation instructions (.pdf).

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.

Find out how to use ArcGIS off campus.

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