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Citing GIS Materials
It's important to cite references to GIS data, maps, or other geospatial material in your work. Here are some resources to help you properly cite your GIS materials.
How to Cite GIS Materials
This article provides several examples of how to cite: printed cartographic work, maps found within a book, online map and GIS data sources, Maps created using a specific GIS software, or citing an individual tool.
Using and citing Esri data
This link describes how to cite Esri or other data that you use on your maps properly.
What is the correct way to cite an ArcGIS Online basemap?
There are several ways to cite or attribute the ArcGIS Online basemaps that are used for publication, depending on the medium of publication. For each ArcGIS Online basemap, the proper attributions for the basemaps are provided.
Additional Library Guides
A list of several other Library guides that provide information on how to provide proper citation for GIS materials.
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