Step 2: Map and geospatial product reference

Choose the product type from the list below that best describes your map or geospatial product and click to see descriptions of the essential elements to include, as well as examples of references, shown in the order used in Statistics Canada's style.Note 1 Use the Publications search engine or Bibliocat to furnish missing information for your reference. Then go to step 3 to finish your reference in your preferred style.

Elements shown in square parentheses may not be required in all cases. An oblique (/) between two elements means that one of them must be included.

Maps from the Statistics Canada website
Essential elements (Examples)

Author. Year. Title 3B. [Title 2B.] [Title 2B.] Title 4A. [Update.] URL. [Notes.]

Maps from a publication in HTML, PDF or print
Essential elements (Examples)

Author. Year. Title 1. [Title 2A.] Title 3A. [Edition.] [Editor.] Catalogue. [Place.] [Publisher.] [Pages.] [Update.] [URL.] [Notes.]

Maps created using geographic information system (GIS) software
Essential elements (Examples)

Author. Year. Title 3B. Computer file(s). GIS. [Notes.]

Electronic mapping tools (GeoSearch and GeoSuite)
Essential elementsNote 2 (Examples)

Author. Year. Title 3B. Catalogue. Place. Publisher. Release./Update. URL. [Notes.] 

Cartographic boundary files
Essential elements (Examples)

Author. Year. Computer file. [Catalogue.] [Producer.] [Distributor.] [GIS.] [Release.] [URL.] [Notes.]

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