Template:Google maps/sandbox

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Google. [{{{url}}} "Google maps"] Check |mapurl= value (help) (Map). Google Maps. Google. 

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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 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= |accessdate=10 January 2018}}


  • 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.
  • accessdate – the full retrieval date.
  • link – set to "no" to unlink the publisher.
  • mode – set to "cs2" to use Citation Style 2 output


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/sandbox"):

  • {{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|accessdate=10 January 2018}}

generates this:

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|accessdate=10 January 2018 }}

generates this:

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