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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 3rd - December 12th:

Mon-Thurs: 1pm-5pm

Fri: 2pm-4pm

There will be no help hours on Monday, 10/13, Tuesday, 11/11,  and Wednesday, 11/26 to Friday, 11/28 due to holidays.

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



Intro to GIS and GIS Level 2 workshops scheduled for October.

New GeoWeb is here! Check out the new interface which includes a simpler search, faceted browsing, and information about our CD and DVD collection in the GIS lab, making it easier to find all our geographic data with one search.

Access LandScan data from 2000 to the present. World population data in a 1km grid is now available online.

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Get Started

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

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.

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