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Related to geodetic latitude: astronomical latitude
geodetic latitude[¦jē·ə¦ded·ik ′lad·ə‚tüd]
Angular distance between the plane of the equator and a normal to the spheroid; a geodetic latitude differs from the corresponding astronomical latitude by the amount of the meridional component of station error. Also known as geographic latitude; topographical latitude.
The angular distance between the plane of the equator and a normal to the spheroid. It is the astronomical latitude corrected for the meridional component of the deflection of the vertical. This is the latitude used for charts. Also called the geographic latitude and topographical latitude.