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LSBU Harvard Referencing: Map (Google Maps)

Best Practice tips


The title of the map can be a building, a street, an area, a town etc.

To get a short URL, click on the share option in the side bar

To reference a map from Digimap use the Digimap guidelines.

Format of the reference

You will need:

  • Name of the publisher (always Google Maps)
  • Year of publication
  • Title of the map and scale
  • Full web address
  • Accessed date



Google Maps (Year) Title of map, scale. Available from: [Accessed day month year].


Google Maps (2021) Lord's Cricket Ground, 1:100. Available from: [Accessed 8 June 2021].

In-text citation: (Google Maps, 2021)

Map reference



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