Citing geospatial data

A common question that arises when writing a paper, thesis, or dissertation, is “How do I cite maps or spatial data”? I have cobbled together some examples over the years, found at various locations on the web, into a web page. Some of the source sites are no longer available (except perhaps at the Internet Wayback Machine), but the sources are still listed on the web page below.

A number of examples were drawn from: Cartographic Citations: A Style Guide, MAGERT Circular No. 1. Chicago: American Library Association, 1992. Thanks to the original authors of this publication.

See this page for my list of geospatial citation examples. I will update these examples as time permits.

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