Citing Maps

Many style manuals provide guidance on formatting maps that are used as illustrations in a paper or publication, but they may not be clear about the specifics of citing maps that are used as sources.

Cartographic Citations: A Style Guide

  • Assistance in citing cartographic materials of all formats. Provides general instructions and examples in Chicago style. The most thorough citation guide to the spectrum of cartographic works available. Items covered include not just standalone print maps, but maps printed in periodicals and books, cross sections, facsimiles, relief models, globes, and aerial photographs. Section on electronic spatial data includes entries for GIS data, real-time online maps, and interactive online maps.

Citing Maps

  • Rules of thumb for citing paper and electronic maps in Chicago/Turabian style. Sample citations for many types of maps, and diagrams labelling the elements in each sample citation. Mainly adapted from Cartographic Citations: A Style Guide.

Guide to Citing Maps and Atlases

  • Handy table listing elements to be included in citation for various types of maps, with example for each type. Format is adapted from Cartographic Citations: A Style Guide, which follows Chicago style.

Maps and Atlases: Citing Maps

  • Format and sample citation for various types of maps. Format is adapted from Cartographic Citations: A Style Guide, which follows Chicago style.

Style Guide for Maps and Cartographic Materials

  • Printable, two-page handout listing several map formats and providing a general description and a sample citation for each. Format is adapted from Cartographic Citations: A Style Guide, which follows Chicago style. PDF format requires Adobe Reader.

Citing Geospatial Data Resources

  • Examples of how to cite digital geographic data used in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), image processing systems, and other modelling software.The style being followed is not indicated.