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This template is used for referencing maps published by Google, Inc. through their Google Maps service.

This template can also be set to emulate Citation Style 2 (CS2) style.

Note that unlike paper maps, Google offers dynamic sizing at variable scales. Major citation style guides omit a map scale in that situation so this template does not render any scale output.


{{Google maps|url= |title= |access-date=20 April 2019}}


  • url – the URL for the map in question
  • title – a "subtitle" for the map. The link text will appear as "<title>" if "title" is used; otherwise, it will be the page name.
  • access-date – the full retrieval date.
  • link – set to "no" to unlink the publisher.
  • mode – set to "cs2" to use CS2 output
  • ref: for Harvard-style referencing, if necessary
    • letter: a letter to append to a date or year for Harvard-style referencing, if necessary


Normal usage with automatic inclusion of page title (i.e. "Google maps", which is taken from the template's full page title "Template:Google maps"):

  • {{Google maps |url=,%20-73.912580+to:+RT-308%20@41.970313,%20-73.821096 |access-date= 20 April 2019}}

generates this:

  • Google (20 April 2019). "Google maps" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 20 April 2019.

Using the optional "title" parameter:

  • {{Google maps |url=,%20-73.912580+to:+RT-308%20@41.970313,%20-73.821096 |title= Driving directions to RT-308 |access-date= 20 April 2019 }}

generates this:

See also