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.
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).
GIS drop-in help: February 14th - May 11th
Tues & Thurs: 2-4pm
Wednesday, 3/22: Drop in help 1-2pm only. Computers unavailable 2:30-4pm for a workshop.
Monday, 3/27 - Friday, 3/31: No drop in help due to spring break. Contact us to schedule an appointment.
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.
GIS & Data Lab computers can be used remotely during the following times:
To use a computer remotely, you MUST contact GIS Services to schedule a reservation BEFORE beginning your work.
The software listed below is installed on all GIS & Data lab computers unless otherwise noted. Software is for use by the MIT Community only.
GIS & Mapping Software
Imagery & Visualization Software
Data Analysis Software
Software Use Terms
Use of licensed software is restricted to members of the MIT community for the purposes of research, education, and scholarship. Under MIT's licenses, users generally may not:
When a member of the organization terminates affiliation with the organization or a member's affiliation with the organization is terminated by the organization or a person not affiliated with the organization leaves campus, the member or person must destroy all personal copies of the software or derived data. Users are individually responsible for compliance with these terms.