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Referencing - BU Harvard: Map

Referencing Maps

Instructions how to reference a map

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Referencing a digital map: details, order and format

Digital map

Instructions for referencing a digital map

map image

Figure 1: Map showing part of Buttermere (Ordinance Survey 2015)

Citing in the main text of your work

  • As shown in the example above, insert a map as a figure, following instructions here ('Citing in the Text' tab of this guide, point 6. 'Inserting figures').

Referencing in list at the end of your work

Originator,/Surname/Family Name, INITIALS., (may be cartographer, surveyor, mapping agency, editor, copier, maker, engraver, etc.)., year of publication. Title (if not supplied, provide an appropriate title), Scale (should normally be given as a ratio) [online map].  Place of publication: Publisher. Available from: ‘core’ URL [Accessed Date].

  • e.g. Ordnance Survey, 2015. Part of Buttermere, 1:10000 [online map]. Southampton: Ordnance Survey. Available from: http://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/opendata/viewer/index.html [Accessed 9 September 2015].

 

Referencing a print map: details, order and format

Print map

Instructions for referencing a print map

Citing in the main text of your work

  • e.g. As highlighted in a 1:625,000 scaled glacial map of Britain (University of Sheffield 2004)...

Referencing in list at the end of your work

Originator,/Surname/Family Name, INITIALS., (may be cartographer, surveyor, compiler, editor, copier, maker, engraver, etc.) Year. Title, Scale. (should be given normally as a ratio) [map]. Place of publication: Publisher.

  • e.g. University of Sheffield, 2004. Glacial map of Britain, 1:625,000 [map]. Sheffield: University of Sheffield Department of Geography.