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Map Collections at UCD and on the Web: Citing / Referencing

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Citing Maps Using the Harvard Style

Printed sheet map

Author(s) or Compiler(s) or Producer(s) name, initial(s).of map (year of publication). Title of map [map], Edition, sheet number, scale, Place of Publication: Publisher (Series).


Ordnance Survey (1882) Co. Dublin, Rathmines and Rathgar township, [map], sheet XXII.16,  5 feet to 1 mile, Dublin


Ordnance Survey Ireland (2005) Clare,Limerick,Tipperary [map], 2nd edition, sheet 65, 1:50,000, Dublin: Ordnance Survey Ireland (Discovery Series)


Gill, Valentine (1811) A new map of the county of Wexford, from actual survey [reproduction map]. 4 sheets, scale Irish miles: 54 miles 4 furlongs 34 perches 2 yards to a degree. London, V.Gill


Rocque, John (1756) An exact survey of the city and suburbs of Dublin [facsimile map]. 4 sheets, scale 200 feet to an inch, London, England: 1756. As reproduced by: Harry Margary, Lympe Castle, Kent, 1977.


Map printed from OSI Store:

Author/Cartographer/Producer Name (year of publication) Title of map [Location of map] [map], scale, [accessed date].


Ordnance Survey Ireland (2013) Urban/Rural PLACE map [Portmarnock, Co. Dublin] [map], scale 1:5,000, [Accessed 9 June 2014].


Electronic Map from Website:

Author(s) or Compiler(s) or Producer(s) name, initial(s). of map (year of publication) Title of map [map online], scale, available: web address [accessed date].


Ordnance Survey Ireland (2013) Limerick [map online], 1:25,000, available:,558481,656919,4,10 [accessed 08 Jul 2014].


Static Historical Map from Website:

Citation Style [fill in the details which are available]

Author. Map title. Date of map creation if known. Scale. "Title of website" <URL> (date accessed).


Fraser's Map of the County of Wicklow, including the Environs of the City of Dublin. 1855. Scale not given."UCD Digital Library". <> (Accessed January 16, 2014)

Ordnance Survey Ireland. City of Dublin Sheet 5. 1864. 1:1056. "Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) 19th Century Historical Maps". <> (Accessed March 14, 2018)

Map printed from OSI MapGenie:

Basic Form of Citation: Author(s) or Compiler(s) or Producer(s) name, Product name [map online], Scale, Title, Date of Publication, Available: OSI MapGenie Service, Date downloaded.

Note on Product Name:  Use the Projection and Name listed in the table MapGenie Mapping Series, e.g. IG Basemap Premium
Note on Scale:  Give the scale that the map was exported / printed at.
Note on Title:  If no title exists create a short one and put square brackets around it.
Note on Date:  If you have several maps published in different years then give the dates of the earliest and latest maps, e.g. 1898-1924

Sample Citations:

Ordnance Survey Ireland, ITM Historic Map 6 inch B&W [map online], Scale 1:6,000, [Arklow], Published 1907, Available: OSI MapGenie Service, [Accessed 06 May 2014].

Ordnance Survey Ireland, ITM/basemap_premium [map online], Scale 1:10,000, [Phoenix Park, Dublin], Available: OSI MapGenie Service, [Accessed 20 March 2021].



Acknowledgement for maps from sheet collections or supplied as PDFs, or via MapGenie

Includes data reproduced courtesy of Ordnance Survey Ireland