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Geographic Information Systems (GIS): About GIS Services



Geographic Information Systems (GIS) enable users to visualize and analyze spatial information in a dynamic, digital environment. It provides tools for integrating, querying, and analyzing a wide variety of data types, such as scientific and cultural data, satellite imagery, and aerial photography, as well as data collected by individuals.

MIT GIS Services

We can help you:

  • plan GIS projects
  • learn and use software
  • find GIS data
  • automate GIS workflows with python
  • teach GIS concepts to your students, colleagues or lab


Our goal is to support the MIT community's research and academic activities as they relate to GIS. This support not only includes the collection of literature, data, software, and hardware, but also training and assistance in the use of GIS. We are available to work with faculty to implement and assist in teaching GIS-based labs in individual subjects.

Users are responsible for their projects. MIT GIS Services does not do GIS projects for people and MIT does not offer a GIS certificate or degree program.

Learn more about our staffservice guidelines, and the GIS Lab.