# Manual label to figure

I would like to know if it is possible to manually decide how to reference a figure. I want to include a map as a figure environment, but with the reference "Map 1: ..." instead of "Figure 1: ...". How can this be done?

First Solution (Only Maps in the Document)

Here, I assume that all your figures will be maps. So, there will not be anything called a Figure per se.

\documentclass{article}

\renewcommand{\figurename}{Map}

\renewcommand{\listfigurename}{List of Maps}

\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}

\listoffigures

\clearpage

\lipsum[1-4]

\begin{figure}[!tb]
\centering
Here, my map will be included
\caption{Here is my map.}
\label{fig:map1}
\end{figure}

\end{document}

Second Solution (Both Maps and Figures in the Document)

In this solution, I assume that you are likely to have both figures and maps and would like to use different types of floats for each.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{newfloat}
\DeclareFloatingEnvironment[fileext=map,name=Map]{map}

\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}

\listoffigures

\listofmaps

\clearpage

\lipsum[1-4]

\begin{map}[!tb]
\centering
Here, my MAP will be included
\caption{Here is my map.}
\label{fig:map1}
\end{map}

\begin{figure}[!tb]
\centering
Here, my FIGURE will be included
\caption{Here is my figure.}
\label{fig:fig1}
\end{figure}

\end{document}