# Latitude

The **Latitude** function obtains the latitude of a point.

The input column must be a valid location within the Geographic Coordinate System.

You can use the **Latitude** function on Snowflake and BigQuery connections.

**Latitude** is one of Sigma's Geography functions.

## Syntax

Latitude(point)

The function argument is:

- point
- Required
- A valid Point value that can be located on the Earth's sphere; must comply with the Geographic Coordinate System
- The function does not support other coordinate types, such as lines, polygons, and so on.

## Example

Latitude([Coordinates])

The function **Latitude** extracts the latitude of a point from the **Coordinate** column: