Answered By: Theresa Bell
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If you're including a Google map in your thesis or dissertation, please see the information on using maps in "Copyright Information For Thesis and Dissertation Publication" and give the appropriate attribution in the figure caption. If you're using data from a Google map and quoting or paraphrasing that information in your work, you'll need to cite the data in-text and provide a reference to the source. Please see below for a suggested format for the reference and in-text citation:

Google Maps. (year). Title of map. Retrieved from URL

  • In-text citation: (Google Maps, year)


Google Maps. (2014). Royal Roads University. Retrieved from 

  • In-text citation: (Google Maps, 2014)

If you're citing from more than one Google map in your text, you will need to distinguish between them in your in-text citations and references. Please see "How do I cite in-text two or more resources by the same author that were published in the same year in APA style?" for information on how to append a lowercase letter after the year of publication to distinguish between resources.