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Hours & Location

2nd (Main) Floor Geisel Library, West 

Open when the Geisel Library is open.
Staffed Monday - Friday 10am - 7pm 

Phone: (858) 534-6854

Lab Software

Current versions of R, Python, Stata, SPSS, SAS and Stat/Transfer are available on 5 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.

We have 10 laptops (5 Windows and 5 Macs) that can be checked out for use in the Lab when it is staffed. See Lab staff for more information.

Login to workstations with your AD account. Lab staff can set you up with credentials to log in to access ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Pro

Reserve the Datacruncher machine


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. See Lab Staff Schedule below - staff are available for drop-in consultations and assistance with GIS or data-related questions during hours listed. 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. 

**Sign up for the UCSD GIS Listserv for information about new resources, events or other data and geospatial items of interest. 

**Reserve the Datacruncher machine** 

Lab Staff Schedule

GIS Librarian

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Amy Work
9500 Gilman Dr. #0175R
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175

Map Librarian

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Michael Smith
9500 Gilman Drive #0175R
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175

Data Science Librarian

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Stephanie Labou
UC San Diego Library
9500 Gilman Dr. #0175R
La Jolla, CA 92093-0175