Template:Google maps/doc

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

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=24 July 2024}}


  • 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.
  • SV – set to "yes" to change the website from Google Maps to Google Street View.
    • date – date of Street View photography; only required when |SV=yes.
  • link – set to "no" to unlink the publisher.
  • mode – set to "cs2" to use CS2 output (lower case only)
  • 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/doc"):

  • {{Google maps |url= http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=from:+E%20Market%20St/RT-308%20@41.926860,%20-73.912580+to:+RT-308%20@41.970313,%20-73.821096 |access-date= 24 July 2024}}

generates this:

  • Google (July 24, 2024). "Google maps" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 24, 2024.

Using the optional "title" parameter:

  • {{Google maps |url= http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=from:+E%20Market%20St/RT-308%20@41.926860,%20-73.912580+to:+RT-308%20@41.970313,%20-73.821096 |title= Driving directions to RT-308 |access-date= 24 July 2024}}

generates this:

For Google Street View imagery:

  • {{Google Maps |url = https://goo.gl/maps/u5sTx |SV= yes |date= August 2014 |title = Adirondack Northway, Albany, New York |access-date = July 11, 2015}}

generates this:

See also