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APA 7th edition - Reference guide: Maps

Reference guide for APA 7th edition, a guide intended for students at the Univesity of Fort Hare to learn how format references according to the APA 7th edition style.



The instructions in this section are valid for references to maps. Use this format to cite visual works, but not to reproduce them! To reproduce visual works, permission and/or a copyright attribution may be necessary in addition to the reference (see section Reprinted visual works). When citing a map which is parts of a larger work, the reference information on the specific part of the work cited is given in the in-text citation only (see instructions under Citing part of a work). 

If the work has been accessed online, include the URL of the websiteWhen citing dynamically created maps (e.g. Google maps) that change over time, you include a retrieval date in the reference in addition to the URL in the format “Retrieved Month DD, YYYY, from http://xxxx”. 

Creator, A. A. (YYYY, Month DD). Title of work [Description]. Publisher. URL


In-text references  

(Geological Survey of Sweden, 2014)

(Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, 2005-present)

According to the Geological Survey of Sweden (2014)...

The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (2005-present)...

Reference list

Geological Survey of Sweden. (2014, February 5). Jordarter 1:25 000 - 1:100 000 vektor [Map]. ‚Äč

Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. (2005-present). Skyddade områden, naturreservat [Map]. Retrieved January 14, 2020 from