199 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 16, 2007 7:23 AM by Stephen Bunker
I too was surprised that the location field in iCal doesn't show up in .mac published calendars. I've done a bit of research trying to locate a ical server that would provide this but haven't been able to find one yet.
In my investigating I came across documentation that explains how to set up your own server to host icals using PHP icalendar <http://phpicalendar.net/documentation/index.php/Main_Page>. The demo <http://tinyurl.com/35nysg> of this shows icals that do show events containing information in the location field. All I can think is that .mac and other servers aren't running the most current version of PHP icalendar.
Here is a work around though. I place text in the notes part of an ical event that gives the location. Many times I include the url for a google map/driving directions <http://www.google.com/lochp?hl=en&tab=wl&q=> in the notes field to assist with identifying the location. One problem with this has been that google map urls are long and unfriendly so I use Tiny URL <http://tinyurl.com/>—like I did above—to translate my long urls for ical locations.