The most complete calculator for units of length, can be used for the conversion of international scale units of length.

The unit of length is a calculation of measurement to determine the length of all distances from point a to point x.

## Penggunaan Tangga Satuan Panjang Yang Umum

Since elementary school we have been taught how to convert or calculate the unit of length for the international general unit (SI) that applies in Indonesia. Here is the ladder for calculating the length unit.

**Explaination:**

- Each step down will be multiplied by 10
- Each staircase will be divided by 10

Example

1 Km = 10 HM ; 1 DM = 100 MM

10 HM = 1 KM; 100 M = 10 Dam

This ladder unit of length is the international standard (SI) unit for length from one point to another which is most often used in length measurement. So there is nothing wrong with us understanding this. For convenience, you can use our unit of length conversion calculator to easily calculate various length unit conversions.

## Detail Length Unit Conversion

## Symbols of Length Unit

Unit | Symbol |

Meter | m |

Kilometer | km |

Decimeter | dm |

Centimeter | cm |

Milimeter | mm |

Micrometer | µm |

Nanometer | nm |

Mile | mi |

Yard | yd |

Foot | ft |

Inch | in |

Lightyear | ly |

Exameter | Em |

Petameter | Pm |

Terameter | Tm |

Gigameter | Gm |

Megameter | Mm |

Hectometer | hm |

Dekameter | dam |

Micron | µ |

Picometer | pm |

Femtometer | fm |

Attometer | am |

Megaparsec | Mpc |

Kiloparsec | kpc |

Parsec | pc |

Astronomical | AU |

League | lea |

Nautical League – Uk | nautical league – UK |

Nautical League – Int | nautical league – int |

League (Statute) | st.league |

Nautical Mile – Uk | NM – UK |

Nautical Mile – Int | NM – int |

Mile -Roman | mi – roman |

Kiloyard | kyd |

Furlong | fur |

Chain | ch |

Rope | rope |

Rd | rod |

Perch | perch |

Pole | pole |

Fathom | fath |

Ell | ell |

Link | li |

Cubit – Uk | cubit – UK |

Hand | hand |

Span – Cloth | span – cloth |

Finger – Cloth | finger -cloth |

Nail – Cloth | nail – cloth |

Barleycorn | barleycorn |

Mil | mil |

Microinch | microinch |

Angstrom | A |

A.U. Of Length | a.u. |

X-Unit | X |

Fermi | F |

Arpent | arpent |

Pica | pica |

Point | point |

Twip | twip |

Aln | aln |

Famn | famn |

Caliber | cl |

Centiinch | cin |

Ken | ken |

Russian Archin | russian archin |

Russian Actus | russian actus |

Vara De Tarea | vara de tarea |

Vara Conuquera | vara conuquera |

Vara Castellana | vara castellana |

Cubit – Greek | cubit – greek |

Long Reed | long reed |

Reed | reed |

Long Cubit | long cubit |

Handbreadth | handbreadth |

Fingerbreadth | fingerbreadth |

Planck Length | planck length |

Electron Radius | electron radius |

Bohr Radius | bohr radius |

Earth Equatorial Radius | Earth equatorial radius |

Earth Polar Radius | Earth polar radius |

Earth Distance From Sun | Earth distance from sun |

Sun Radius | Sun radius |

Corresponds to the SI International unit of length in Meters (m)

## Length Unit Measurement History

How far? And how accurate do you need? The accuracy in measuring the dimensions of a room will vary depending on whether you are trying to cut a piece of wood or figuring out if your new rug will fit under the coffee table.

As long as people build buildings and walk from place to place, they have measured lengths and distances. And because it takes more than one person to build a house, it’s important to agree on a unit of measurement from the start.

**Ancient Measurements**

Ancient units of measurement were based on body parts. Foot is the length of the foot. One inch is initially the width of the thumb. These units date back to ancient Egypt and Rome. It was the Romans who first divided the foot into twelve subunits called the unicae.

The ancient feet were slightly shorter than the modern twelve-inch feet, about 11.6 inches. But the idea was the same, and the unit of measurement traveled from Rome throughout the Empire, and eventually became the standard in England around the twelfth century, when King Henry I is said to have twelve inches long feet.

**Standard in America and England**

Currently, measuring in feet and inches is part of the Standard American English (SAE) or Imperial unit of measurement, along with volumes such as gallons and fluid ounces and weight such as pounds. This is standard in the United States and two other countries in the world.

Although the SAE system is commonly used at construction sites across the US, breaking a foot into inches and fractions of an inch can be tricky. Then you have the metric system used in other countries and the technician’s scale, which adds confusion to an already complex system.

Although the metric system is still seen as ‘new’, it has actually been around since the 1670s, less than a hundred years after the British parliament finally set the distance standard to be 5,280 feet. French researchers were looking for standard units of measurement and adopting a system based on the decimal and powers of ten seems easier to use than dividing by eighths and twelfths.

When European powers took over trade routes around the world, the metric system was adopted in other countries throughout the 18th and 19th centuries to standardize trade. Whether it’s a meter of wood or a kilogram of fish, the metric system makes it easy for business to flow between France, England, the Netherlands and their colonies. Today, the metric system for measuring length is used on all continents.