Manage Locations for the Brown University Event Calendar

To manage locations, you must Log in to Your Departmental Calendar.

About Locations

Many campus locations have been pre-loaded into the calendar, but you should check here to make sure all your event locations are here. If your locations are not here, then add them.A location consists of: Address, Subaddress, Location's URL

Address: This is the term by which the location is colloqually known; it should include a building name. Subaddress is usually a postal address (it is not necessary to include Providence, RI, although a lot of entries contain it). URL is the location as mapped to the Facilities maps on brown.edu.

Examples:

Address: Benevolent Street 093
Subaddress: 93 Benevolent Street
URL: http://www.brown.edu/Facilities/Facilities_Management/maps/general.php?query=BENE093

Address: Courtyard, Upper Keeney
Subaddress: 17 Benevolent Street
URL: http://www.brown.edu/Facilities/Facilities_Management/maps/general.php?query=UPKEENEY

Address: Graduate Center C
Subaddress: 42 Charlesfield Street
URL: http://www.brown.edu/Facilities/Facilities_Management/maps/general.php?query=GRADCTRC

Address: John Carter Brown Library
Subaddress: 94 George Street
URL: http://www.brown.edu/Facilities/Facilities_Management/maps/general.php?query=JCBLIBRARY

Address: Metcalf Chemistry Lab
Subaddress: 190-194 Thayer Street
URL: http://www.brown.edu/Facilities/Facilities_Management/maps/general.php?query=METCHEM

About the Facilities Maps

It's not obvious how to get the Facilities URL's, but there is a logic to it. The URL always starts with the same beginning, followed by ?query=SOMETHING. The SOMETHING is the same as doing a search in the search box on the page. So ?query=JCBLIBRARY is the same as typing JCBLIBRARY in the search box on the maps page.

Getting unique results on the Maps page

A "good" URL will deliver one result from the search; a poor URL will deliver multiple results. See the difference in the URL's below

http://www.brown.edu/Facilities/Facilities_Management/maps/general.php?query=MANNING      delivers several results (poor)

http://www.brown.edu/Facilities/Facilities_Management/maps/general.php?query=MANNING_HALL      delivers one result (good)

Test around with different searches to see if you can get a unique result, then use it in your location URL.

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