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APA Style Guide: Map

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Include the primary contributer(s) in the author position and use parentheses to identify their contribution – with maps, this is usually ‘cartographer.’

Contributer Lastname, First Initials (If available. Otherwise use Organization) (Cartographer). (Year). Description of Map OR Map Title [Map].

Online map

Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (Cartographer). (1981). Geologic map of the Monmouth and Sidney quadrangles, Oregon [Geologic map]. Retrieved from


Print map, single sheet

United States Department of the Army Corps of Engineers (Cartographer). (1942). Coos Bay, quadrangle, 15-minute series [map]. 1:62,500. AMS 1170 I- Series, V792. Washington, DC: U.S. Geological Survey.


Print map, from an atlas/book

EROS Data Center (Cartographer). (1983). Annotated landsat 1 MSS image of Palmer Land and George VI Ice Shelf [map]. 1:500,000. In Williams, Jr., R. S., & Ferrigno, J. G. (Eds.), Satellite Image Atlas of Glaciers of the World, Antarctica. Washington, DC: U.S. Geological Survey. (p. B116)