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Geographic Information Systems (GIS): GIS lab computers & software

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.

February 6th - May 19th:

Monday - Thursday: 1-5pm

Friday: 2-4pm

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


The software listed below is installed on all GIS lab computers unless otherwise noted. Software is for use by the MIT Community only.

ESRI Products



Rhino *new*

AutoCAD *new*

PhotoScan (computers #5 & #7) *new*

Drone2Map (computer #4, email to check out a license) *new*

ENVI (computers #1 & #2) *new*

R & RStudio

Stata (installed on all computers, but only two users at a time) *new*


Geolytics (computer #6)



Seven new computer workstations were installed in the GIS lab in August 2015. All require an MIT Athena login.


  • Dell Precision 7810XC
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM, 2133 MHz DDR4, RDIMM ECC
  • Two Hard Drives: 512 GB solid state drives
  • Processor: Six core XEON processor (2.4GHz, 15M, Turbo)
  • Video Card: NVIDIA Quadro K2200 4GB
  • DVD ROM drive