Land Measurements

Linear 1 link = 7.92 inches 100 links = 1 chain 1 chain = 66 feet 80 chains = 1 mile 1 rod = 16.5 feet 4 rods = 1 chain 1 mile = 5,280 feet English to Metric

Square 1 square rod = 272.25 square feet 10 square chains = 1 acre 1 acre = 43,560 square feet; a square acre measures about 209 feet on each side 1 square mile (section) = 640 acres 1 township = 36 sections Metric to English

Tree and Log Measurements 1 board foot = 144 cubic inches of solid wood 1 cubic foot = 1,728 cubic inches of solid wood or about 5 to 6 board feet (because of losses in sawing) 1 cunit = 100 cubic feet of solid wood 1 cord = a closely stacked pile of wood containing 128 cubic feet of wood, bark, and air spaces. Usually measured as 4 feet x 4 feet x 8 feet. Usually contains 70 to 90 cubic wood or about 500 board feet.

Approximate English to Metric System Conversions

English to Metric 1 inch = 2.540 centimeters 1 foot or 12 inches = 30.480 centimeters 1 yard or 3 feet = 0.914 meters 1 U.S. statute mile or 5,280 feet = 1.609 kilometers 1 acre or 43,560 square feet = 0.405 hectares 1 cubic foot or 1,728 cubic inches = 0.028 cubic meters

Metric to English 1 centimeter or 10 millimeters = 0.394 inches 1 meter = 39.370 inches 1 kilometer or 1 ,000 meters = 0.621 U.S. statute mile 1 hectare or 10,000 square meters = 2.471 acres 1 cubic meter or 1,000,000 cubic centimeters = 35.315 cubic feet