# Meter to Chain Converter

## Meter

*What is meter?*

In 1793, The distance from the equator to the North Pole was measured and divided by 10 million. The result of the previous process was called as a meter.

Nowadays, meter or metre is the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI).

**Meter** or **metre** is a metric measurement slightly longer than a yard. It is the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI). Distance measures length. For example, the distance of a road is how long the road is.

Meter is used as a measure of distance across the globe. Distance expresses the length. For example, the distance of a road is how long the road is.

However most of countries use meter to measure length, US is the primary exception which is using imperial system.

Here we will show you how to convert meters to feet:

1 meter is equal to 0.3.28084 feet:

1 m = (1/0.3048) ft = 3.28084 ft

## Chain

What is the chain?

The chain is a unit of length. It equals 66 feet. The chain was first introduced between 1579 and 1607.

Several countries have used chain for several centuries especially in England. Note that there are 80 chains in one mile.

The main use of the chain is in laying out US townships. Official governments must use US survey chain to do surveys according to the federal law passed in 1785.