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Hours & Location

2nd (Main) Floor Geisel Library in the Geisel West Learning Commons.

The Lab is open to current UCSD students during the same hours as the Geisel Library building. However, first time GIS users must obtain a password at either the Research Assistance or Information desks during open desk hours.

Lab Phone and GIS Questions: (858) 534-685


The Data & GIS Lab supports the full data lifecycle in quantitative, qualitative, and geographical research at UCSD. We can help you find, use, work with, organize and manage geospatial, numeric and textual data in various formats.  The Lab provides access to and consulting on statistical & geospatial tools, including ArcGIS, R, Stata, Python, SPSS & SAS. The Lab also serves as the primary campus base for GIS services, access to GIS data and software, and the only place with staff to provide GIS assistance.

The workstations in the Lab have both statistical software and GIS software. To better serve you, the Lab contains reference and circulating books for both data and GIS. 

Lab Staff Schedule

Lab Software

Current versions of R, Python, Stata, SPSS, SAS and Stat/Transfer are available on 7 workstations in the Data & GIS Lab for use by current UC San Diego students, faculty and staff. The lab is located on the 2nd (Main) floor West Wing of The Geisel Library Building.

One data-dedicated machine also includes SPSS Advanced, SPSS Custom Tables, Atlas.ti, Nvivo and PDF2XL Enterprise.

The username and password for the machines in the Data & GIS Lab are available at the Research Assistance Desk (RAD). 

Map Librarian; GIS Coordinator