Trent University Library & Archives continues to offer electronic collections and virtual services. As part of the University’s limited and reduced campus presence, Bata Library and the Durham GTA Campus Library & Learning Centre are closed and physical collections are unavailable. Virtual services and support are available by contacting Check for updates regularly on our COVID-19 Alert Page.

Curbside Pickup for Faculty & Graduate Students is available starting June 23rd.

Data Visualization Lab

About Us

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The Data Visualizaiton Lab provides faculty and students with a range of state-of-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 CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  If you require assistance related to MaDGIC resources or services, please contact us at  During the University's closure we will be monitoring our e-mail ticket system, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check for updates to other library services on our COVID-19 Alert Page

Walk-in Hours:

  • Monday to Friday - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (a qualified staff member is in the lab to assist with available tools)
    Tuesday evenings: 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (a qualified staff member is in the lab to assist with available tools)
  • Wednesday evenings: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Thursday evenings: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Other times: Please contact us to reserve a workstation or to make an appointment with a staff member outside of walk-in hours.

We encourage researchers to send questions in advance of using the lab.

Data Visualization Lab Software                                                                                   

Esri and Open Source GIS / Spatial Analysis Software Design and Multimedia Software
ArcGIS For Desktop (ArcMap)         Adobe Creative Cloud
ArcGIS Pro   Statistical and Computational / Data Visualization
ArcGIS Online  NVivo
Drone2Map Miscellaneous Software
ENVI MS Office