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Geographic Information Systems (GIS): Home

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.

Get Help

Complete our GIS help request form to ask a question or schedule an appointment (in person or virtual) or stop by during drop-in help hours (no appointment needed).

Fall drop-in help

September 13th - December 8th

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 2-4pm

Updates

11/21-11/25: No drop in help due to Thanksgiving.

11/30: Drop in help 2-3pm only.

GIS & Data Lab computers are available to use remotely if you cannot come to Rotch Library. Submit our help request form to make a reservation.

News

Did you miss a workshop? See previous workshop materials here.

Touchstone login now available for ArcGIS Online.

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

Get Started

Install ArcGIS Pro (the newest GIS software from ESRI) or ArcGIS Desktop. QGIS is also a great free, open-source option.

Create an ArcGIS Online account to access online mapping features and ESRI training courses.

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 software in the lab? Find out what is installed where.

Working remotely? 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.

Maps

Data Management