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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 and staff during the same hours as the Geisel Library building. 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. See below for the lab staff schedule.

Lab Phone and GIS Questions: (858) 534-6854


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. 

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

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.

Reserve the Datacruncher machine by completing this form.

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