As of Monday, April 26, Trent University Library & Archives (TULA) will offer contact-less curbside pickup services for library materials to Trent students, staff, and faculty until the end of the stay-home order. During this time, there will be no access to Bata Library or the Durham Campus Library & Learning Centre. For full details, please see our page about Trent Library & Archives service during COVID-19.

Data Visualization Lab

About Us

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The Data Visualization Lab provides faculty and students with a range of state-of-the-art tools, including advanced computers, spatial and statistical software, and 3D and VR analysis and display technologies. These facilities and the consultation services provided by the Lab support a community of users drawn from a range of disciplines - from archaeology to conservation biology, environmental science to sociology - that together seek to understand and interpret the spatial patterns found throughout nature and society.

The Data Visualization Lab is located in Room 402 in Bata Library and is part of Trent Library's Maps, Data & Government Information Centre (MaDGIC). 


The Data Visualization Lab is part of the phased reopening of the Library and is currently closed for walk-in services. Trent Library's Maps, Data & Government Information (MaDGIC) Centre has a number of remote options available to ensure continuity of Data Visualization services, including options for virtual consultation, access to Virtual Machines (VMs) and access to GIS and other Data Visualization software. Contact us for assistance with the Data Visualization Lab's resources or services. We will be monitoring our e-mail ticket system Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Data Visualization Lab Software 

The following products are available on computers in the Data Visualization Lab to registered members of Trent University. 

GIS / Spatial Analysis Software & Cloud Resources

ArcGIS for Desktop ArcMap

ArcGIS for Desktop Pro 

ArcGIS Online 

ArcGIS Story Maps 

Autodesk AutoCAD




Design & Multimedia Software 

Adobe Creative Cloud

Statistical and Computational / Data Visualization



Miscellaneous Software

MS Office

MS Visio