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Map Sources at ncLibrary: Map, Airphoto & Digital Data Citation Guide

OWL Citation Guide

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MLA Works Cited:  Electronic Sources (Web Publications)

Please note that MLA no longer requires a URL to be included in a citation, because web pages are not static - they change often

Citing a Google Map

Citation format for a Google map's satellite image for the Niagara College, Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus

Form for citation:
   Location, Province. [map]. Google Maps. Google, 22 October 2012. Web. 22 October 2012. 

 

MLA
   Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON. [map]. Google Maps. Google, 22 October 2012. Web. 22 October 2012.

APA
   Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON. (8 September 2014). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved from https://www.google.ca/maps/place/135+Taylor+Rd,+Niagara+Falls,+ON+L2H+0H5/@43.153081,-79.1660009,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x89d35afa9f010833:0x4e79dfccd280b9e3

 

   

 

Sheet Map Citation

 

Map, Airphoto & Digital Data Citation Guide - Map Sources at ...

This reproduced map is from:   Physiography of southern Ontario  (Natural Resources Canada, The Atlas of Canada. Environment, Physiography of Southern Ontario. 3rd ed. Ottawa, ON : NRC, 1957. http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca/auth/english/maps/archives/3rdedition/environment/land/014 Accessed Oct. 19, 2012.)

Check the Evergreen record for the citation format of a map that is in the NL Campus Library collection.

 

Format for citing a sheet map:

   Author. Title [format]. Edition. Scale. Map Number. Place of publication: Pubisher, date.

MLA Style
Chapman, L.J. & Putnam, D.F. Physiography of southern Ontario. Map. [1:600,000]. Map P.2715. [Toronto, ON]: Ontario Geological Survey, 1972, reprinted 1984. Print.


APA Style
Chapman, L.J. & Putnam, D.F. (1972, reprinted 1984). Physiography of southern Ontario [map]. (1:600,000). Map P.2715. [Toronto, ON] : Ontario Geological Survey, 1972, reprinted 1984. Print.

Note: The abbreviation ca. stands for "approximately" and is used when a date, or in this instance a scale, is not known exactly.

 

Interactive Map created from a Website

Author. Title of map created [format]. Layers used. Scale. Name of person who generated map; using "Title of Website" <URL> (accessed date).

Example:

Regional Municipality of Niagara. Niagara-on-the-Lake Tourism [map]. Layers used: Wineries, Historic Sites, 2010 Imagery. Scale 1: 80 000. Generated by Edward Scissorhands; using "Niagara Navigator" <http://maps.niagararegion.ca/Navigator/> (Accessed August 23, 2014).

 

Air Photo Citation Examples

1954-55 series:

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Natural Resources. Black and White Air Photos [Albino Hills] [air photo].  1:16 000. 55-4239 4-106. Toronto, Ontario : Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, 1954/55.

1969 series:

Government of Canada, Department of Energy, Mines and Resources. Black and White Aerial Photograph Contact Print [Niagara-on-the-Lake]  [air photo].  1:20,000.  A.20264-179 ICAS 69-19.  Ottawa, Ont. : Canada Department of Energy, Mines and Resources, Air Photo Division, 1969.

1978 series:

Government of Ontario, Ministry of Natural Resoruces.  Black and White Air Photos [Pelham] [air photo].  1:10,000.  1017625047650.  Toronto, Ont. : Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, 1978.

 

Air Photo Enlargement Citations

Citation Format:

Source. [Title] [format]. Scale. Line/roll number. Photo number. Place of publication: Publisher, date.

 

1971 & 1972 enlargements:

Ministry of Natural Resources. [Niagara Region] [air photo enlargement].  [ca. 1:12,500]. 714/MN/20. Photo # 380. Peterborough, Ont. : Ministry of Natural Resources, 1971.

1971 Coverage:  

East/West

one line, Grimsby to Vineland

East/West

Jordan to the Niagara River

North/South

South St. Catharines to Port Colborne

North/South

North Niagara Falls to Welland River

 Note: The abbreviation ca. stands for "approximately" and is used when a date, or in this instance a scale, is not known exactly.

Ministry of Natural Resources. [Niagara Region] [air photo enlargement].  [ca. 1:12,500]. 72021.  Photo # 206. Peterborough, Ont. : Ministry of Natural Resources, 1972.

1972 Coverage:  East/West lines Grimsby & West Lincoln  to  Jordan & Pelham
Wainfleet to Niagara River - south to Lake Erie

  

1981 enlargements:

National Air Photo Library (Canada).  [Photomaps of the Regional Municipality of Niagara] [Niagara-on-the-Lake] [map].  1:5,000. JOB C9639 Photo File No. B3.  Ottawa, Ont. : National Resources Canada, National Air Photo Library, 1981.

 

1994 enlargements:

National Air Photo Library (Canada).  [Photomaps of the Regional Municipality of Niagara] [16 Mile Creek] [map].  1:5,000.  Photo File No. D-10.  Ottawa, Ont. : National Resources Canada, National Air Photo Library, 1994.

 

NTS Map Citations

Topographic Map (NTS) format for all editions and series:

 

Author.  Sheet title, number [format]. Edition. Scale. Series title. Place of publication: Publisher, Date.

Centre for Topographic Mapping.  Niagara, 30M/3 & 30M/6 [map]. Edition 7. 1:50,000. Canada 1:50,000. Ottawa, ON: Natural Resources Canada, 1996.

 

 

Ontario Base Map (OBM) Citations

Ontario Base Maps:

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources. Ontario Base Maps [20 Mile Creek] [map]. 1:10,000. Sheet 10 17 6200 47400. Toronto, Ont.: Ministry of Natural Resources, date (either 1976, 1998, or 1999).

LIO data sets ordered:

Land Information Ontario (LIO). Ontario Geographic Data Exchange [20 Mile Creek] [CD Rom or download]. (2012).  Peterborough, Ont.: Ministry of Natural Resources. Available: Niagara College Library, Controlled Access, 1017620047400.gif (Accessed October 12, 2012).

 

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Maps in a Series

Citation Format

Author. Sheet title, number [format]. Edition (if indicated). Scale. Series title. Place of publication: Publisher, Date.

For example:  Ontario Institute of Pedology. Soils of West Lincoln, Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario, Sheet 1 [map]. 1:25,000. Soils of the Regional Municipality of Niagara, Ontario. Guelph, Ont.: Ontario Institute of Pedology, 1989.

 

Map from an Atlas

Citation Format:

Reference the individual map used, via page number, within the document using a parenthetical reference.

For the Reference List:  Author. Title. Edition (if indicated). Place of publication: Publisher, Date.

As an example ...

Key Porter Books Limited. Atlas of Canada and the World. 3rd ed. Toronto, Ont.: George Philip Limited, 1998.

 

Other Citation Guides

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Citation Guide for Government Sources from:

 Statistics Canada Crowd Sourcing Survey

 

Guide to help create references for Statistics Canada products and services that are used as sources in documents.

The guide also assists in the creation of references for sources not produced by Statistics Canada.

Citing Government Regulations and Legislation

 

Map Generated using Software

Map Generated from a CD of Data

 

Format: 

Data Producer. Name of database or source. “Title of map or table.” [format]. Person who generated map or table; Software package used to generate map or table; <URL of main or first site page>. (Date map or table was generated).

Example: 

Land Information Ontario, Ministry of Natural Resources. 2006 SWOOP Orthoimagery. “ORTHO176500479002006FBS.sdw" [Six Mile Creek area, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON].” [CD]. Generated by Jane Doe; using IrfanView 4.0. (July 20, 2012).

 

 

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