How to share location among event content type?
Posted on 2009-07-03
If I am not providing some necessary information please correct me and let me know. I am a newbie to drupal. I am using Drupal 5.19 (I downgraded from drupal 6 because it didn't seem to have the modules I needed).
I am trying to create a site that lists events and their time, location information on a google map (please note: some events may have multiple locations and some locations may have multiple events). I got the following modules installed and working correctly: GMap, Location, Calendar, Event. I now have a new content type called "event" which allows me to enter start and end date, type in and address and also put a pin on a google map. There is an overall map which shows all the events I have entered.
My problem is, as I am creating more events I am realizing that many events share the same address and each time I create a new event it is adding another marker to the same location on the map. I would like to have just one marker per location and preferably separate locations from all other content type so a location is not tied to an event.
The behavior I would like to have is, when someone creates a new event, they would see a drop down list of locations that have been created; and they would pick one or more.
Is this an easy thing to do? Do I need a different module or could I do it with what I have?
I don't want to have to create my own module since I am so new to this.