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GY 250 Physical Geography: Citing Maps in APA

Citing Maps in APA

Information comes from Western Washington University's Citation Quick Guides and Style Manuals: Citing Maps:

Print Maps 

Map from an Atlas/Book

Elements to Include
Map author. Map title [format] . Scale. In: Atlas Author. Atlas Title. Edition. Place of publication:
      Publisher, Date, page.

APA Style
Magocsi, P. R. (2003). Population movements, 1944-1948 [map]. 1:8 890 000. In P. R. Magocsi,
       Historical atlas of central Europe. (Rev. & ex. ed.) Seattle: University of Washington
       Press. (p. 53).


Map from a Periodical

Elements to include
Map Author if known. Map Title [format]. Scale if known. In: Article Author. "Article Title," Journal
 volume (year): page.

APA Style
Clout H. (2006). Figure 2: France: Types of countryside [map].Scale not given. In H. Clout. Rural
        France in the new millennium: Change and challenge.  Geography, 91, 207.

Single Online Map
Elements to Include

Author. "Map title" [format]. Scale. "Title of the complete document or site". Information date. URL, including the path and any directories necessary to access the document. (The date viewed) 

APA (p. 210, no. 53)
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service [cartographer]. (2009). Cahaba River Natural Refuge [map]. 1:24,000.
       Retrieved from


Map in an Online Periodical

Elements to Include
Map author. "Map title" [format]. In: Article author. "Article title", Journal title, Volume (Date):
      page. "The Distribution of Canadian Multinational Headquarters in Ontario, 1992" [map]. 3.5
      cm=50km. In: Stephen P. Meyer. "Canadian Multinational Headquarters: The Importance of
      Toronto's Inner City", The Great Lakes Geographer 3#1 (1996): 7.

APA (With DOI No.)
Thom, B. Hul'qumi'num traditional territory statement of intent [map]. (2009). Scale not given. In
       Thom, B., The paradcox of boundaries in coast Salish territories. Cultural Geographies, 16:193.


Citing a Google Map

Elements to Include
“City, State Abbreviation.” MapGoogle Maps. Google, 15 May 2008. Web. 15 May 2008. 

Nooksack, WA. (22 Apr. 2010). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved from


Citing an Online Aerial Photograph

Elements to Include
Author. Title/frame no. [format]. Scale. Line/roll number. Flight Title. Place of publication: Publisher,
       Date (of image collection not of reproduction).