Pole. Conversion Chart

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Metric

pole to kilometer (km)
pole to meter (m)
pole to decimeter (dm)
pole to centimeter (cm)
pole to millimeter (mm)
pole to micrometre (micron)
pole to nanometer (nm)
pole to ångström
Units: kilometer (km)  / meter (m)  / decimeter (dm)  / centimeter (cm)  / millimeter (mm)  / micrometre (micron)  / nanometer (nm)  / ångström
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The American System (US Customary Units) and British Imperial Measures

American weights and measures are based on units used in Britain prior to 1826, when imperial system was officially established. Until 1960-1963 American and British units of length were different in 2 parts per million. In the middle of 20th century it started causing problems and the governments of the two countries agreed to refine the measures to exactly match. Since then Great Britain and the United States were using the same measures of length. In the U.S. the old standard of foot was retained with the name US survey foot.

From 1995 the UK adopted metric units for general use. The only imperial measures of length that can be officially used now are miles, yards, feet and inches for road traffic signs.

pole to league
pole to mile (mi)
pole to land
pole to furlong
pole to bolt
pole to chain
pole to rod (rd)
pole to perch
pole to yard (yd)
pole to feet and inches (x'y")
pole to span
pole to hand
pole to inch (in)
pole to line
pole to mil
pole to microinch
Units: league  / mile (mi)  / land  / furlong  / bolt  / chain  /  / rod (rd)  / perch  / yard (yd)  / foot (ft)  / feet and inches (x'y")  / span  / hand  / inch (in)  / line  / mil  / microinch
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British Imperial Measure before 1963

The first English official measurement standards were defined in 15th century. British system of units, known as imperial units, was established in 1824. The British Weights and Meausurements Act of 1824 repealed all existing British measures legislation and redefined existing units. The 1963 Weights and Measures Act standartized the international measures.
pole to league
pole to mile (mi)
pole to land
pole to skein
pole to bolt
pole to shackle
pole to furlong
pole to chain
pole to rope
pole to pole
pole to goad
pole to ell
pole to yard (yd)
pole to pace
pole to cubit (cu)
pole to foot (ft)
pole to span (sp)
pole to nail
pole to shaftment
pole to hand (hd)
pole to palm (plm)
pole to inch (in)
pole to finger
pole to digit
pole to barleycorn
pole to poppyseed
pole to line
pole to button
pole to caliber
pole to thou (th)
pole to mil
Units: league  / mile (mi)  / land  / skein  / bolt  / shackle  / furlong  / chain  / rope  / pole  / goad  / ell  / yard (yd)  / pace  / cubit (cu)  / foot (ft)  / span (sp)  / nail  / shaftment  / hand (hd)  / palm (plm)  / inch (in)  / finger  / digit  / barleycorn  / poppyseed  / line  / button  / caliber  / thou (th)  / mil
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US Surveyors' Measure

pole to furlong
pole to Ramsden's (engineers') chain (ch)
pole to Gunter's (surveyors') chain (ch)
pole to Gurley's chain (ch)
pole to Gunter's (surveyors') pole
pole to Gunter's (surveyors') yard
pole to Gunter's (surveyors') foot (ft)
Units: furlong  / Ramsden's (engineers') chain (ch)  / Gunter's (surveyors') chain (ch)  / Gurley's chain (ch)  / Gunter's (surveyors') pole  / Gunter's (surveyors') yard  / Ramsden's (engineers') link  / Gunter's (surveyors') link  / Gurley's link  / Gunter's (surveyors') foot (ft)
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International Nautical Measure

The international nautical mile was defined by the First International Extraordinary Hydrographic Conference, Monaco in 1929. This is the only definition in widespread current use, and is the one accepted by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures. Before 1929 different countries had different definitions, and the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom and the United States did not immediately accept the international value.
pole to nautical league (naut.leag)
pole to nautical mile (naut.mi)
pole to cable length (cbl)
pole to fathom (fath)
Units: nautical league (naut.leag)  / nautical mile (naut.mi)  / cable length (cbl)  / fathom (fath)
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US Nautical Measure

These measures were abandoned in favor of the international nautical measures in 1954.
pole to US nautical mile
pole to US fathom (fath)
Units: US nautical mile  / US cable length  / US fathom (fath)
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British (Imperial) Nautical Measure

These measures were abandoned in favor of the international nautical measures in 1970.
pole to Admiralty mile
pole to Admiralty cable length
Units: Admiralty mile  / Admiralty cable length
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Spanish Customary Units Still In Use Today

These units are still actively used in some countries of Latin America. Their values vary from country to country. You can find more old Spanish customary units on our historical lengths page.
pole to cuadra of Argentina
pole to cuadra of Bolivia
pole to cuadra of Chile
pole to cuadra of Colombia
pole to cuadra of Ecuador
pole to cuadra of Nicaragua
pole to cuadra of Paraguay
pole to cuadra of Uruguay
pole to vara of Argentina
pole to vara of Brazil
pole to vara of Chile
pole to vara of Colombia
pole to vara of Costa Rica
pole to vara of Cuba
pole to vara of Dominican Republic
pole to vara of Ecuador
pole to vara of El Salvador
pole to vara of Guatemala
pole to vara of Honduras
pole to vara of Mexico
pole to vara of Nicaragua
pole to vara of Panama
pole to vara of Paraguay
pole to vara of Peru (peruana)
pole to vara of Peru (española)
pole to vara of Uruguay
pole to vara of São Tomé and Principe
pole to vara of Venezuela
Units: cuadra of Argentina  / cuadra of Bolivia  / cuadra of Chile  / cuadra of Colombia  / cuadra of Ecuador  / cuadra of Nicaragua  / cuadra of Paraguay  / cuadra of Uruguay  / vara of Argentina  / vara of Brazil  / vara of Chile  / vara of Colombia  / vara of Costa Rica  / vara of Cuba  / vara of Dominican Republic  / vara of Ecuador  / vara of El Salvador  / vara of Guatemala  / vara of Honduras  / vara of Mexico  / vara of Nicaragua  / vara of Panama  / vara of Paraguay  / vara of Peru (peruana)  / vara of Peru (española)  / vara of Uruguay  / vara of São Tomé and Principe  / vara of Venezuela
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Japanese

pole to ri (里)
pole to cho (町)
pole to jo (丈)
pole to hiro (尋)
pole to ken (間)
pole to shaku (尺)
pole to sun (寸)
pole to bu (分)
pole to rin (厘)
pole to mo (毛, 毫)
Units: ri (里)  / cho (町)  / jo (丈)  / hiro (尋)  / ken (間)  / shaku (尺)  / sun (寸)  / bu (分)  / rin (厘)  / mo (毛, 毫)
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Chinese units of 1930

pole to li (市里)
pole to yin (引)
pole to zhang (市丈)
pole to chi (市尺)
pole to cun (市寸)
pole to fen (市分)
pole to li (釐 or 厘)
pole to hao (毫)
pole to si (丝)
pole to hu (忽)
Units: li (市里)  / yin (引)  / zhang (市丈)  / chi (市尺)  / cun (市寸)  / fen (市分)  / li (釐 or 厘)  / hao (毫)  / si (丝)  / hu (忽)
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Chinese units of 1915

pole to li (里)
pole to yin (引)
pole to zhang (丈)
pole to bu (步)
pole to chi (尺)
pole to cun (寸)
pole to fen (分)
pole to li (釐 or 厘)
pole to hao (毫)
pole to si (丝)
pole to hu (忽)
Units: li (里)  / yin (引)  / zhang (丈)  / bu (步)  / chi (尺)  / cun (寸)  / fen (分)  / li (釐 or 厘)  / hao (毫)  / si (丝)  / hu (忽)
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Hong Kong units

pole to cek (尺)
pole to tsun (寸)
pole to fan (分)
Units: cek (尺)  / tsun (寸)  / fan (分)
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Thai units

Some of these units are still in use even though metric system was formally established in 1923. Before the metrication the old units were standartied to exact metric values.
pole to yot (โยชน์, league)
pole to sen (เส้น, rope)
pole to wa (วา, fathom)
pole to sok (ศอก, cubit)
pole to khuep (คืบ, span)
pole to nio (นิ้ว, finger)
pole to krabiat (กระเบียด, quarter of a finger)
Units: yot (โยชน์, league)  / sen (เส้น, rope)  / wa (วา, fathom)  / sok (ศอก, cubit)  / khuep (คืบ, span)  / nio (นิ้ว, finger)  / krabiat (กระเบียด, quarter of a finger)
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Optical

pole to dioptre (diopter)
Units: dioptre (diopter)
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Geographical (German)

pole to geographical mile
Units: geographical mile
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Computer Equipment

A rack unit, U or RU is a unit of measure that describes the height of equipment designed to mount in a 19-inch rack or a 23-inch rack. The 19-inch (482.6 mm) or 23-inch (584.2 mm) dimension refers to the width of the equipment mounting frame in the rack including the frame; the width of the equipment that can be mounted inside the rack is less.
pole to rack unit (U)
pole to horizontal pitch (HP)
Units: rack unit (U)  / horizontal pitch (HP)
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Typographical (British and U.S. - ATA system)

pole to pica
pole to pica [PostScript]
pole to point (pt)
pole to point [PostScript] (pt)
pole to pixel (px)
pole to twip
Units: pica  / pica [PostScript]  / point (pt)  / point [PostScript] (pt)  / pixel (px)  / twip
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Typographical (Europe - Didot system)

pole to cicero
pole to point (pt)
Units: cicero  / point (pt)
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European footwear unit

pole to Paris point
Units: Paris point
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Astronomical

pole to red shift (z)
pole to parsec (pc)
pole to light year
pole to astronomical unit (au)
pole to light minute
pole to light second
Units: red shift (z)  / parsec (pc)  / light year  / astronomical unit (au)  / light minute  / light second
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Grace Hopper's units of distance

Grace Hopper is famous for her nanoseconds visual aid. People used to ask her why satellite communication took so long. She started handing out pieces of wire that were just under one foot long (11.80 inches) — the distance that light travels in one nanosecond. She also passed out packets of pepper, calling the individual grains of ground pepper picoseconds. She also used these aids to illustrate why computers had to be small to be fast.
pole to light microsecond
pole to light nanosecond
pole to light picosecond
Units: light microsecond  / light nanosecond  / light picosecond
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Natural units

In physics, natural units are physical units of measurement based only on universal physical constants. The origin of their definition comes only from properties of nature and not from any human construct.
pole to Planck length (L)
Units: Planck length (L)

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