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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: September 9th - December 11th:

Monday-Thursday: 1pm-5pm

Friday: 2pm-4pm

Wednesday, November 25th: GIS help hours will run from 2pm-4pm only. Rotch Library will close at 5pm because of the Thanksgiving holiday.

There will be no help hours on the following MIT holidays: Thursday, November 26th, and  Friday, November 27th.

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


New GIS lab computers: We installed new, fast computers this summer. Don't wait forever for your GIS tasks to process, stop by the GIS lab!

2014 LandScan population data is now available online (MIT only).

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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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