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If you are having technical difficulties with a computer in the Data Lab, please see the GIS lab assistant, or email if a lab assistant is not present.

FAQ of common problems in the lab

1. I cannot unzip a MassGIS zipped file (.exe)

Executable files (.exe) cannot be opened and installed in the lab. Double clicking on a MassGIS zipped .exe for instance will not unzip the file. Instead, right-click on the .exe file and look for an option to open or extract it with PowerArchiver. The files must be unzipped to your personal directory (H: Drive) and cannot be unzipped to the Desktop.

2. I cannot print to the plotter.

Only GIS lab assistants and administrators can print to the plotter. Please see a lab staff member for assistance and our large format printing policy.