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GIS at UCD and on the Web: Citing / Referencing

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Citing / Referencing

Below are some citation examples from Cartographic Citations: A Style Guide

NOTE:  It may be the case that the geospatial data does not have a formal title, in instances like this, an accurate, brief title giving area and subject (if any) is formulated and put in brackets [ ] to show it is not a direct transcription from the item.

Real time map from a website:

(these are maps which utilise streaming data that is either constantly changing or changing on the basis of a defined interval)

Citation Style: Author. Map title. Date produced and time if known. Scale or resolution. "Title of complete document or site". <URL>

Example: IR Satellite Cloud Temperature. January 2, 2009, 15:36:20. Scale not given. "Weather.com Map Room". <http://www.weather.com/maps/maptype/satelliteusnational/usinfraredsatellite_large_animated.html>

Geospatial data:

Citation Style: Author. Title [format]. Edition. Place of production: Producer, Date of copyright or production.

Example: U.S. Bureau of the Census. TIGER/Line Redistricting Census 2000 on DVD. Washington, D.C.: Bureau of the Census, 2001.

Static map from a website: 

Citation Style: Author. Map title. [format]. Scale. "Title of website" <URL> (date accessed).

Example: Sanborn Map Company. Insurance maps of Frankfort, Franklin Co., Kentucky, Sept 1907. Scale 1:600. "David Rumsey Map Collection". <http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~4000~470125:Insurance-maps-of-Frankfort-Kentucsort=Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No&qvq=q:franklin%2Bsanborn%2Bfire%2Bfrankfort-sort:Pub_List_No_InitialSort%2CPub_Date%2CPub_List_No%2CSeries_No;lc:RUMSEY~8~1&mi=1&trs=31(Accessed June 20, 2009)

 

Example: Fraser's Map of the County of Wicklow, including the Environs of the City of Dublin. Scale not given."UCD Digital Library". <http://digital.ucd.ie/view/ivrla:437> (Accessed January 16, 2014)

 

    Citation Guide on Atlases, Maps, GIS software and database (North Carolina State University)

     Guide to Citations on Maps and Atlases (McMaster University)

     Guide to Citing Geospatial Data, Maps, and Atlases (University of Wisconsin-Madison) 

     Citing Geospatial Data Resources (University of Waterloo)

                                       

 

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