Cite using Vancouver

Maps that are part of another source

When citing maps that are part of another source (for example maps used as illustrations in a journal article or book), see the instructions under Images and figures.

Static maps

Template

In printed format:

Last name XX, cartographer/Organization. Title [map]. Edition. Place of publication: Publisher; Year.

In electronic format:

Last name XX, cartographer/Organization. Title [map on the Internet]. Edition. Place of publication: Publisher; Year [cited year month day]. Available: URL


Examples
1. Fritz M, cartographer. Rwanda & Burundi scale 1:300,000 [map]. 5th ed. Vancouver, B.C.: ITMB Publishing, International Travel Maps; c2013.

2. U.S. Geological Survey. River basins of the United States: The Potomac [map on the Internet]. Denver: The Survey; c1994 [cited 2021 June 11]. Available: https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3792p.ct006457/?r=-0.13,-0.048,1.237,1.044,0

 

Comments
  • Edition is specified from the second edition.
  • If information about year of publication is missing you can use the copyright year instead with a "c" before it: c2007. If there is no copyright year either, write [no date].
  • The date of retrieval should be stated for all electronic sources, in addition to the year of publication. This is written as shown above, in square brackets with the word "cited". The reason for this is that electronic sources may theoretically get edited and the information in them can then change. For this reason it is important to indicate at what time you studied an electronic source.

Dynamic maps and geodata

Template

Last name XX, cartographer/Organization. Title [map on the Internet]. Online map service/Platform. Place of publication: Publisher; Year [cited year month day]. Available: URL
 

Examples
NASA. Fire information for resource management system [map on the Internet]. FIRMS Map Viewer. Washington, D.C.: NASA; c2022 [cited 2022 May 2]. Available: https://apps.sgu.se/sgumapviewer/kartvisare-grundvattenmagasin.html

 

Comments
  • If information about year of publication is missing you can use the copyright year instead with a "c" before it: c2007. If there is no copyright year either, you can use the year of retrieval.
  • The date of retrieval should be stated for all electronic sources, in addition to the year of publication. This is written as shown above, in square brackets with the word "cited". The reason for this is that electronic sources may theoretically get edited and the information in them can then change. For this reason it is important to indicate at what time you studied an electronic source.