A customer recently asked us how to cite a Google map in APA style. There is no specific entry in the APA Publication Manual for doing this. We suggested that she cite this as a web page because that is what it is.
To cite a web page you need the URL. Here is how to get the URL for a Google Map.
- Search Google maps for the location you are discussing in your paper
- Click the Share button
- Click “COPY LINK”
- Once you copy the URL you can paste the URL into the reference
David Plaut is the founder of Reference Point Software (RPS). RPS offers a complete suite of easy-to-use formatting template products featuring MLA and APA style templates, freeing up time to focus on substance while ensuring formatting accuracy.┬á
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