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Spatial Information Resources

This guide will help you find spatial data (with an emphasis on Geographic Information System (GIS) data), online maps, and static maps, as well as resources for teaching and learning with spatial information.


Trinity University has an ESRI educational site license, and ArcGIS is installed on all library and lab computers. Student personal licenses are available upon request. ArcGIS Online, ESRI's cloud-based GIS service, is also part of the Trinity site license, with limited availability for classroom and research applications.   
To access ArcGIS remotely, you can use Trinity's VDI Access using your TU Network credentials. All of the GIS software is available using this option. Just be sure to save any of your documents to either your network storage drive or Google Drive as none of your work is saved once you log out of your session. For more information, please consult the information page about Trinity's VDI Access.

Once signed into the VDI, you can start up ArcGIS and follow these instructions to sign-in:

  1. Click on "your ArcGIS organization's URL"
  2. Enter "trinity-u" in the box and hit Next
  3. Click on "Trinity University"
  4. You will receive the Trinity Single Sign-On dialog
  5. Enter e-mail address
  6. Enter password

Library Mapping Resources