Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Calendar Event Category

I just changed the category list in the Calendar application. The calendars now use the same categories as the main directory structure. I realize that this is a hassle as a calendar really only needs a dozen or so categories, and the directories have hundreds of cateorgies.

In a future update, I will start listing the events in the directory. This will give events greater exposure, and will put dynamic data in the calendar.

I had a complex migration planned where I would map the calendar categories onto the directory categories. I am so far behind on updating the calendar that I decided that it would be prudent just to delete all the old category inforamtion.

Calendar events are time sensitive, and the currently listed events would end up deleting themselves with the passage of time.

I also started gathering geocode information on each of venues and am figuring out how to encode google maps. Here is the map page for the South Towne Exposition Center in Sandy.

5 comments:

Sandra said...

Please add a "9th & 9th" catagory or location

martin said...

Please add "Foothill Village" location

Christy said...

Could you please add South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society as a location. Thanks!

Machelle said...

Please add "Downtown Marriott" or "Marriott - Downtown" to distiguish from City Center Marriott (Marriott - City Center).

Also, under category, can you add "Fundraiser" or "Community"

y-intercept said...

Machelle, thanks for pointing out the problem with the Marriott Location listing. I thought the site had a complete listing of Marriott Hotels in the Salt Lake Valley.

I had separate listings for Downtown Marriott and Marriott City Center ... and people put their event in the wrong location.

So, think it is better to have one listing that warns people that there is more than one Marriott Hotel in town.

The University Marriott is a really nice spot for meetings. The Cottonwood facility is in an ideal location.

I updated the Marriott Listing, but I fear that it's up to promoters to clarify the location.