# Correct way to write degree north

When referring to different locations on the globe in longitude-latitude coordinates, what is the correct way to write, e.g., 10 degree north? Note that in this case I have to distinguish between degree north and degree south (so 10 degree south may NOT be written as -10 degree north; therefore an indication of north/south is required each time)

The BIPM gives gives a hint on how to handle degree Celsius. But I did not find anything with regard to geographic coordinates.

The options I can think of right now:

10\si{\degree} N
10\si{\degree}\,N
10\si{\degree}N
10\,\si{\degree} N
10\,\si{\degree}\,N
10\,\si{\degree}N

• siunitx package has a command \ang to typeset angles / geographical coordinates. Try \ang{10}N
– Troy
Commented Apr 14, 2017 at 11:55
• Did not know that, thanks @Troy! So in terms of spacing that would then be the same as 10\si{\degree}N (or 10$^\circ$N), right? (I'm just asking because I can't actually use the siunitx package - just didn't want to make the question more complicated than it needs to be) Commented Apr 14, 2017 at 14:10
• Yup, certainly seems like it
– Troy
Commented Apr 14, 2017 at 14:25

To typeset angles / geographical coordinates, you can use this command from the siunitx package:

\ang{<angle>}


MWE:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{siunitx}

\begin{document}
\ang{10}N (With \texttt{siunitx})

10$^\circ$N (Without \texttt{siunitx})
\end{document}


The output without using siunitx package is also shown (motivated from the comments).