SQL Server: How to validate Latitude & Longitude value is valid

Hello Folks,

I've one table which contains Latitude & Longitude for each record.

Is there any ways to validate Latitude & Longitude value valid or not?

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Walter RitzelSenior Software EngineerCommented:
The latitude must be a number between -90 and 90 and the longitude between -180 and 180.
So, you can create check constraints on your fields.
create table x (
id int not null,
latitude float CHECK (latitude > -90 and latitude < 90),
longitude float CHECK (longitude > -90 and longitude < 90))

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MohitPanditAuthor Commented:
Should it be >= -90 and <=90 i.e. greater than equal to 90 and less than equal to 90?

Apart, do you have any URL for this rule?
Walter RitzelSenior Software EngineerCommented:
No, I don't have. But you can get many if you simply type valid latitude longitude values on google.
Here is the fixed check constraints for that.

create table x (
id int not null,
latitude float CHECK (latitude >= -90 and latitude <= 90),
longitude float CHECK (longitude >= -180 and longitude <= 180))

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Anthony PerkinsCommented:
Apart, do you have any URL for this rule?
Think about it for a minute:
By definition Latitude is the North South angle of the point between the Equator and the poles, therefore -90 to +90.
Longitude is the East West position based on an arbitrary base point (Greenwich) and therefore -180 to +180.

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MohitPanditAuthor Commented:
Thank you
Anthony PerkinsCommented:
Walter Ritzel,

Did not intend to steal the points from your very valid answer.

I am sorry about that.

Walter RitzelSenior Software EngineerCommented:
Anthony Perkins, no problem at all, man.
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