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Map a Calendar event location 4

by Adam Marks Wed, 22 Dec 2010 11:39 am EST

Entering an "Event Location" into a Calendar event allows you to do more than just remember the specific location that is tied to that entry. It also allows you to quickly load up Google Maps (or your default mapping app) and either directly pinpoint that location on a map or initiate driving directions there. To access these mapping features, open up a calendar entry and be sure that you have an "Event Location" entered. If you just entered the location, you will need to back-swipe out of the event to your calendar to save it, then re-open the calendar event. Otherwise, just swipe-down from the top left corner to bring up the Calendar application drop-down menu, choose "Event Location" and then choose either "Show on Map" or "Get Directions"

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Wait, I need a tip in this tip. You said "or your default mapping app." How can I change the default? Because I can open an atlas and find directions faster than opening Google Maps.

Device Info --> App Menu (left top one) --> Default Applications

Thanks! I was hoping to change it to BFG Maps but it only gives me Google & Sprint Navigation

Thanks for the tip! Much easier than the copy & paste I was doing from the Calendar entry to Google calendar (has a few accidental data erasures from that process / cursed the lack of undo).