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GIS Help

The GIS 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.


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

September 17th - December 12th

Monday - Thursday: 1-5pm 

Friday: 2-4pm

Email to set up an appointment outside of these times.


Updates to help hours:

10/16: GIS help will end at 4pm due to a class. A limited number of computers will be available from 4-5pm for independent work.

There will be no GIS help 11/12 and 11/21-11/23 due to holidays.


Learn about our fall GIS & Mapping workshops.

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.

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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