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Land Measurement Conversion GuideI am adding this land measurement conversion guide as a helpful resource for those who need quick access to it.


 Video #1 Land Measurement Conversion Guide


This guide is designed to provide a comprehensive overview of the various units of measurement used in land surveying and how to convert between them. Whether you are a professional surveyor, a student studying land surveying, or simply someone with an interest in the field, this guide is an invaluable resource. One of the most important aspects of land surveying is accurately measuring and recording the dimensions of a property. In order to ensure that measurements are accurate and consistent, surveyors use a variety of units of measurement. These units include feet, meters, acres, hectares, and many others. Each unit of measurement has its own specific use and is best suited for certain types of measurements.

Converting between these units of measurement can be a challenging task, especially for those who are not familiar with the process. This guide is designed to provide an easy-to-use, step-by-step guide to converting between different units of measurement. It includes detailed explanations of the formulas and calculations used to convert measurements, as well as examples to help illustrate the process. In addition to providing information on how to convert between units of measurement, this guide also includes a section on the history of land surveying and the evolution of units of measurement. This section provides valuable insight into how the field of land surveying has evolved over time and how units of measurement have been adapted to meet the changing needs of surveyors.

This guide also includes a section on the International System of Units (SI) and how it relates to land surveying. The SI is the most widely used system of units in the world and is becoming increasingly important in the field of land surveying. This section provides detailed information on the SI units of measurement and how they are used in land surveying. Overall, this guide is an essential resource for anyone interested in land surveying and the units of measurement used in the field. It provides clear, concise information on how to convert between different units of measurement and is an invaluable tool for professional surveyors, students, and anyone with an interest in land surveying.

 Land Measurement Conversion Guide

1 Acre = 43,560 square feet
1 Acre = 160 square rods
1 Acre = 1.1834 square arpents
1 Acre = 10 square chains
1 Acre = 160 square rods
1 Acre = 160 perches
1 Acre = 160 poles
1 Acre = .4047 hectare
1 Acre = 4047 square meters
1 Acre = is about 208 3/4 feet square
1 Acre Square = 5645.376 square varas
Arpen measurements vary by locality:
1 Arpent (in LA, MS, AL, FL) = .84625 of an acre
1 Arpent Square (in LA, MS, AL, FL) = 191.994 feet or 2.909 chains on each side
1 Arpent (AR and MO) = .8507 of an acre
1 Arpent Square (AR and MO) = 192.5 feet or 2.91667 chains on each side
1 Caballeria (Texas-Spanish) = 108 acres
1 Centimeter = .3937 inches
1 Centimeter = .032808 feet
1 Chain = 66 feet
1 Chain = 4 rods
1 Chain = 4 perches
1 Chain = 4 poles
1 Chain = 100 links
1 Chain = 20.1168 meters
1 Foot = 12 inches
1 Foot = .36 varas
1 Furlong = 660 feet
1 Furlong = 40 rods
1 Foot = 0.3048006 meter
1 Hectare = 10,000 square meters
1 Hectare = 2.471 acres
1 Inch = .0254 meter
1 Kilometer = 3280.83 feet
1 Kilometer = .62 mile
1 Knot = 6080.2 feet
1 Labor (Texas-Spanish)= 1,000,000 square varas
1 Labor = 177.136 acres
1 League (Texas-Spanish) = 25,000,000 square varas
1 League = 4428.4 acres
1 Link = 7.92 inches
1 Link = .66 feet
1 Link = .2017 meter
1 Meter = 3.280833 feet
1 Meter = 39.37 inches
1 Meter Square = 10.764 square feet
1 Mile = 5,280 feet
1 Mile = 8 furlongs
1 Mile = 320 rods
1 Mile = 80 chains
1 Mile = 1.60935 kilometers
1 Mile = 320 perches
1 Mile = 320 poles
1 Mile = 8000 links
1 Mile = 1,609.2655 meters
1 Mile Square = a regular Section of land
1 Mile Square = 27,878,400 square feet
1 Mile Square = 640 acres
1 Mile Square = 259 hectares
1 Mile Square = 2.59 square hectares
1 Perch = 25 links
1 Perch = 1 pole
1 Perch = 1 rod
1 Perch = 16.5 feet
1 Pole = 16.5 feet
1 Pole = 1 perch
1 Pole = 1 Rod
1 Rod = 1 pole
1 Rod = 1 perch
1 Rod = 16.5 feet
1 Section = 1 mile long, by 1 mile wide
1 Section = 640 acres
1 Sitio (Texas-Spanish)= 1 league
1 Township = 6 miles long, by 6 miles wide
1 Township = 36 sections
1 Township = 36 square miles
Vara Measurements differ by locality:
1 Vara (Texas-Spanish) = 33 1/3 inches
1 Vara (Southern Colorado) 32.993 inches
1 Vara (Florida) 33.372 inches 
1 Yard = 36 inches
1 Yard = 3 feet
1 Yard Square = 9 square feet

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  • Admin Vendor

    came in very handy today... thank you!

  • Student Surveyor

    Good list, I am looking for a good published source for these conversions.  A source I can state for any conversions for legal work.  Can anyone recommend one?

  • Good list, I have one similar to it that I added to my HP33s and the HP35s  EQN list on the calculators.

    This can be stored there and recalled when needed at work or taking one's test.

  • Survey Legend

    wow... that's a time saver!

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