gives the latitude in degrees of a geographic position specified by pos.


gives the latitude referring to the specified geodetic datum.


  • Latitude[pos] returns a Quantity angle in degrees with magnitude in the range to .
  • The position pos in Latitude[pos] can be a GeoPosition, GeoGridPosition, or other position object. It can also be a geo Entity object.
  • Latitude gives the geodetic latitude; GeodesyData gives conversions to other forms of latitude.
  • If no datum is given, Latitude assumes positions to refer to the International Terrestrial Reference Frame 2000.


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Basic Examples  (5)

Extract the latitude from a geodetic position:

Compute the latitude of a position given in projected coordinates:

Latitude of Madrid:

Compute the latitude of a geodetic position, transforming to the "NAD83CORS96" datum:

Compute the latitude of a list of geo entities:

Scope  (1)

Introduced in 2008