Q. How can I reference a Google Map?
If you are including a screenshot of a Google Map in your work, you need to cite it.
For example, suppose you want to use an image of Cottesloe Beach in Western Australia from this URL: https://www.google.com.sg/maps/place/Cottesloe+Beach/@-31.9915838,115.7447451,2317m
In your bibliography, there would be an entry like this:
Google Maps. "Cottesloe Beach." Satellite image. 2017, www.google.com.sg/maps/place/Cottesloe+Beach/@-31.9917039,115.7448814,2286m. Accessed 18 June 2017.
Google Maps. (2017). Cottesloe Beach. Satellite image. Retrieved from https://www.google.com.sg/maps/place/Cottesloe+Beach/@-31.9915838,115.7447451,2317m
The in-text citation for this map, whether in a caption or in the body of the text, would look like this:
Blah blah blah (Google Maps).
Blah blah blah (Google Maps, 2017).
If you have more than one Google Map in your paper, then you would need to distinguish them in each in-text citation, e.g.,
Blah blah blah (Google Maps, "Cottesloe Beach").