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GIS Help

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.

September 6th - December 13th: Monday - Thursday: 1-5pm, Friday: 2-4pm

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


See maps of the 1890s journeys of Ellen Swallow Richards and her friends throughout the summer by following @mitlibraries on Instagram. Maps courtesy of MIT GIS Services. Contact us if you want help making your own!

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New software in the GIS lab: ArcGIS Pro, Rhino, AutoCAD, Drone2Map, PhotoScan, ENVI, and Stata. Learn more about our software.

Read about the GIS lab helping a class use drones over spring break: Classroom Earth: Drones over the desert 

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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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