This guide will help you cite cartographic materials in their many forms. For formats not listed here, please consult Cartographic Citations A Style Guide
This guide follows the general guidelines of The Chicago Manual of Style
Single Sheet Map
Format: Author. Title [format]. Edition. Scale. Place of publication: Publisher, Date.
Example: Goddard, Ives, Native Languages and Language Families of North America [map] .Rev. and enlarged ed., with additions and correcitons. 1:7,500,000. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institute, 1996.
Map from a Book or Atlas
Format: Map Author. Map title [format]. Scale. Place of publication: Publisher, Date (if known). In: Book Author. Book title. Edition. Place of Publication: Publisher, Date, page.
Example: Singh, Rana. Kali-Khona Temple Complex [map]. 1cm=1m. In: Singh, Rana. Sacred Geographies of Goddesses in South Asia. First edition. Newcastle upon Tyne, U.K.: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010, p.220.
Static Map from Website
Format: Author if known. Map Title [map]. Date of map creation if known. Scale. “Title of the website”. Date posted if known. <URL> (date accessed).
Example: Everett Henry.The Voyage of the Pequod from thebook Moby Dick by Herman Melville [map]. 1956. Scale Not Given. "A Whale of a Story, for Goldfish: The Voyage of the Pequod" January 30, 2014. <http://bigthink.com/strange-maps/641-a-whale-of-a-story-for-goldfish-the-voyage-of-the-pequod> (January 31).
Map Generator on a Website
Format: Author. Title of map created. Layers used. Scale. Name of person who generated map; using "Title of Website" <URL. (date accessed).
Example: Indiana Geological Survey. Indiana Counties. Layers used: PLSS Counties. Scale unknown. Map generated by Jane Doe; using "IndianaMAP"<http://www.maps.indiana.edu> (Accessed January 5, 2014).
Map Produced with specific GIS program
Format: Author. Map title [format]. Scale. Place of production: Producer, Date of copyright or production. Using: Computer software title [format]. Edition. Place of production (of software): Producer, Date of copyright or production (of software).
Example: Quill, Theresa. War of 1812 Battle Sites in Indiana [map]. Scale Not Given. "GIS at the Library": <http://www.libraries.indiana.edu/index.php?pageId=530000116>, July 2012. Using: ArcGIS [GIS software]. Version 10.0. Redlands, CA: Environmental Systems Research Institute,Inc., 2010.
Real Time Maps
Format: Author. Title [format]. Date produced and time if known. Scale. "Title of document or site". <URL> (date accessed).
Example: United States Geological Survey.1 Day, Magnitude 2.5+ Worldwide [map]. January 31, 2014 12:51:47 UTC-05:00. Scale Not Given. "Real-Time Earthquake Map" <http://www.earthquakes.usgs.gov/earthquakes/map/> (January 31, 2014).
Map in a Series
Format: Author. Sheet title, Number [format]. Edition. Scale. Series title. Place of publication: Publisher, Date.
Example: U.S. Geological Survey. Bloomington quadrangle, Indiana [map]. Photorevised 1993. 1:24,000. 7.5 Minute Series. Reston, Va: United States Department of the Interior, USGS, 1999.
Map from a Periodical
Format: Map Author if known. Map Title [format]. Scale if known. In: Article Author. "Article Title," Journal Title volume (year): page.
Example: Civil War Riots [map]. In: Smith, Shannon. (2013). Teaching Civil War Union Politics: Draft Riots in the Midwest. OAH Magazine of History, 27(April). 31-34.
Format: Author. Title or frame number. Scale. Flight title (if part of flight). Place of publication: Publisher, Date of image collection (NOT date of reproduction)
Example: United States Department of Agriculture Aerial Photography Field Office. QT-3N-42. 1:21,000. Salt Lake City: USDA-FSA-APFO Aerial Photography Field Office, June 23,1954.
Format: Author. Title. Scale. Place of publication: Publisher, Date of image collection.
Example: Google Inc. [Bloomington, Indiana]. Scale not given. Mountain View, CA: Google Inc. 2014.
Format: Author. Title. Edition. Place of prodcution: Producer, Date of copyright or production.
Example: Esri. ArcGIS. Version 10.2.1. Redlands, CA: Esri, 2014.
Format: Author. Title. Edition. Place of production: Producer, Date of copyright or production.
Example: U.S. Bureau of the Census. TIGER/Line: Redistricting Census 2000. Washington, D.C.: Bureau of the Census, 2001.