Extract Locations from XML feed from private Google calendar to use on Google map.

by benbenny
Tags: calendar, extract, feed, google, locations, private
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Oct14-10, 07:15 PM
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Using Yahoo Pipes it is possible to quite easily extract the location data from the XML feed of a public Google calendar and GeoTag it on to a map automatically (see http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.in...c8fa59bbef6aec)

I am trying to create a version of "Google Calendar Events on Map" that will work with a private Google Calendar, but this seems not to be possible and I don't understand why.

The way this works for the public calendar is that the "location extractor" pipe extracts the data the pertains to the location of the event. But it wont do this for the private calendar.

To experiment with this I created two calendars: one on publlic settings and one on private settings. The Google Calendar XML URL for the public calendar is: http://www.google.com/calendar/feeds...m/public/basic

And for the private calendar it is: http://www.google.com/calendar/feeds...525ed250/basic

I have created a copy of a "Google Calendar on Map" pipe for the purpose of playing around with this at


As far as I can see the XML feed for a private calendar is the same as the XML feed for a public calendar, so why cant the pipes extract the location from the private Calendar? The pipes seem to be able to get all the other information from the private google calendar, including ID, Date, Time, all except for location.

As you see the location extractor on the right which has the private URL fed into it does not extract a location, while the one on the left, which has the public URL fed into it, does.

If it is not possible at all to achieve this with Yahoo Pipes, can anyone suggest an alternative way of achieving this?

Any help would be much appreciated.
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