Rod to Gigameter Converter
What is rod?
The rod is a unit used to measure distance. It is an old English unit. Rod is the same length as a perch (pole). perch is measured using cordage or wood.
One rod equals to 16.5 feet (5.029 metres). The idiom “rod” is derived from the old English rodd.
Since 1965, rod has been legalized as a unit of measurement in the united kingdom.
Nowadays, the use of rod is not common but Some fields are still using it such as:
- the acquisition of pipeline easements.
- maps measure portages
- recreational canoeing
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.
What is the Gigameter?
Gigameter is a unit of length. It can be abbreviated as Gm. It is used in SI system of measurement. It equals 1,000,000,000 meters.