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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.


December 13th - February 4th: help by appointment (


Updates to hours:

1/21/19: No GIS help due to the Institute holiday.

1/24/19: The lab will be closed 1-5pm for an open house. Stop by for snacks and to learn about our services!

1/25/19: The lab will be closed 1-4pm for a workshop.

1/29/19: The lab will be closed 10am-12pm and 3-5pm for a workshop.

1/30/19: The lab will be closed 10am-12pm for a workshop.

1/31/19: The lab will be closed 1-5pm for a workshop.

During workshops a limited number of computers may be available for individual work.


Learn about the Libraries' IAP workshops.

We have installed new software during the fall, including Stata, Minitab and Nvivo. Learn more about our software.

Want to learn MIT GIS Services news as soon as it is released? Sign up for our listserv

Get Started

Download ArcGIS. MIT Certificates are required to download this software. See installation instructions.

Make a basic map: Just need to make a quick map. Use our flow chart to find out how.

MIT GeoWeb: Start your search for geographic information here. You can search for GIS data held at MIT and other colleges.

Need to use softare in the lab? Find out what is installed where.

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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