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Data & GIS Lab: About

About the Lab

Hours and Location

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

The Lab is open to current UCSD students and staff during the same hours as the Geisel Library building. Login to workstations with your AD account. Lab staff will need to log you in to access ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro

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

Software & Computing

Current versions of Stata, SPSS, SAS and Stat/Transfer are available on 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 ("The Datacruncher") also includes SPSS Advanced, SPSS Custom Tables, Atlas.ti, and PDF2XL Enterprise.

For more on the software we run on our machines, please see the software list.


All computers in the Data & GIS Lab print to the Imprints printer in the Geisel West Learning Commons. You can choose the black-and-white or the color printer. Printing requires you to have an Imprints card or a UC San Diego ID card as there is no free public printer in the Lab. Use of the 42” plotter is limited to GIS and map projects at the discretion of the GIS Coordinator and Map Librarian respectively.


The Lab contains reference books for GIS and data to be used in the Lab. There are circulating copies of many of these titles found in the stacks (check Roger).