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APA 6th Edition (scroll down for APA 7th Edition)

Google. (n.d.). Title of map. Retrieved from URL

  • In-text citation: (Google, n.d.)

Example

Google. (n.d.). Royal Roads University. Retrieved from https://goo.gl/maps/m4YgMumThCM2

  • In-text citation: (Google, n.d.)

See "How to Cite Online Maps in APA Style" in the APA Style Blog for more information.

Using maps in a thesis or dissertation

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.

Citing multiple Google maps

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, and see below for examples:

Google. (n.d.-a). Colwood. Retrieved from https://goo.gl/maps/F55R1iAGtqH2

  • In-text citation: (Google, n.d.-a)

Google. (n.d.-b). Royal Roads University. Retrieved from https://goo.gl/maps/m4YgMumThCM2

  • In-text citation: (Google, n.d.-b)

APA 7th Edition

Google. (n.d.). [Title of map]. Retrieved Month day, year, from URL

  • In-text citation: (Google, n.d.)
  • "Because dynamically created maps (e.g., Google Maps) do not have a title, describe the map in square brackets, and include a retrieval date" (American Psychological Association, 2020, p. 347).

Example

Google. (n.d.). [Google Maps directions to drive from Colwood City Hall to Royal Roads University]. Retrieved December 4, 2019, from https://goo.gl/maps/BXdsUNzwHnzzeEes9

  • In-text citation: (Google, n.d.)

Using maps in a thesis or dissertation

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.

Citing multiple Google maps

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, and see below for examples:

Google. (n.d.-a). [Google Maps directions to drive from Colwood City Hall to Royal Roads University]. Retrieved December 4, 2019, from https://goo.gl/maps/BXdsUNzwHnzzeEes9

  • In-text citation: (Google, n.d.-a)

Google. (n.d.-b). [Google Maps Royal Roads University, Colwood, BC]. Retrieved December 4, 2019, from https://goo.gl/maps/WA4S6snveYWy36mj6

  • In-text citation: (Google, n.d.-b)

Reference

American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1037/0000165-000