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11.027 City to City: Comparing, Researching and Writing about Cities: Home

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Intro to GIS

GIS Help

The GIS & Data lab, housed on the 1st floor of Rotch Library (7-238), is available for use during Rotch's operating hours. Software and one-on-one help is for use by the MIT Community only.

Drop-in help hours

All Libraries will close on March 14th until further notice. See the Libraries' home page for updates.

Email to ask questions or schedule a virtual appointment.

How to prepare for remote work with GIS

  • Install the MIT VPN to use ArcMap remotely.
  • Check out a license for ArcMap if you might have unreliable internet access. Using ArcGIS Pro? Create an ArcGIS Online account to sign in. A personal account will work off the MIT Network, with any internet connection, and you will also have the option of checking out a license if you are without internet.
  • QGIS can be installed on any operating system and has minimal system requirements. Never used QGIS? See the QGIS exercise from our Intro to GIS workshop.
  • Our lab computers can be accessed remotely. Email us for more information and to reserve a computer.
  • Email with questions or to schedule a virtual meeting. We're ready to provide the same support virtually that we do in person. 

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