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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 and one-on-one help is for use by the MIT Community only.

Stop by any of the times listed below for GIS help - no appointment necessary.

June 4th - August 31st: Monday-Friday 2-3pm

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


GIS lab computers will be cleared of all files the week of August 6th in preparation for the new semester. If you have any files saved on the computers which are not backed up please save a copy before this date.

Summer workshops are here! Learn more.

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Get Started

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

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.

MITGIS email list: Subscribe to get updates about GIS related events, new GIS data and software, and more.

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