I would like to be able to either navigate from a calendar event to its location within maps, or view all upcoming events on a map. Preferably, both.
How do I connect the location of a calendar event with the iPad maps app?
Sadly, (as of iOS 4), this cannot be done. The location field of an event does not recognise an address, no matter how perfectly you enter it.
[UPDATE] In iOS 5, the location field in any calendar event will (if properly formatted) hyperlink to the Maps app.
It wouldn't be a perfect solution, but you could try pasting in a maps.google.com link into you calendar events. For example: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Infinite+Loop+1,+Cupertino,+CA,+United+States&sll=37.331693,-122.030764&sspn=0.007311,0.009871&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=1+Infinite+Loop,+Cupertino,+Santa+Clara,+California+95014&ll=37.331906,-122.031262&spn=0.007311,0.009871&z=17
If you open this link on an iPad it should take you to the Maps application.
But you would have to do this manually on a computer for each event.
There are several apps that have this featured into them. Many of them are free. I think downloading a free app with this feature would be the simplest most straight forward way to do this.