I am an Urban Studies student. The first assignment of the term required the use of the free Google Earth software. When it is not possible to use the computers in the lab, I had to therefore use the ones at the Library. Unfortunately, none of the computers in the Library lab room have Google Earth, nor do the laptops. As this software is not only used by Urban Studies/Planning students but also geography students, I am requesting that it be installed on all Library computers for use by all of the Concordia community. It is very disheartening to put in the effort and time only to be thwarted by the lack of tools required to complete a task.
After consultation with the Geography librarian and our Systems department, I am happy to report that Google Earth is already installed on several workstations at Webster Library, on the 2nd floor:
W-226, W-227, W-229, W-230
Two of these workstations (W-226 & W-227) are also bookable as Webster Library Scanners through our new booking software on the library website: https://booked.concordia.ca/
The other two workstations (W-229 & W-230), are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Our Systems department is also looking into loading Google Earth on all library workstations. I will update this post as more information becomes available.
Thank you for your comments.