Units

Unit Abbreviations

 

The following are unit abbreviations uses with distance and area measurement functions in queries and scripts. In addition to these units, one can also use custom units supplied by the user as set forth in the Custom Units of Measure topic.

 

Name

Abbreviation (length)

Abbreviation (area)

Angular Units

 

 

Arc Minute

arcmin

sq arcmin

Arc Second

arcsec

sq arcsec

Degree

deg

sq deg

Radian

rad

sq rad

Linear Units

 

 

Arshin

arsh

sq arsh

Benoit Chain A

ch Ben A

sq ch Ben A

Benoit Chain B

ch Ben B

sq ch Ben B

Benoit Foot A

ft Ben A

sq ft Ben A

Benoit Foot B

ft Ben B

sq ft Ben B

Benoit Link A

ln Ben A

sq ln Ben A

Benoit Link B

ln Ben B

sq ln Ben B

Benoit Yard A

yd Ben A

sq yd Ben A

Benoit Yard B

yd Ben B

sq yd Ben B

Cable

ca

sq ca

Centimeter

cm

sq cm

Chain

ch

sq ch

Clarke's Chain

ch Cla

sq ch Cla

Clarke's Foot

ft Cla

sq ft Cla

Clarke's Link

ln Cla

sq ln Cla

Clarke's Yard

yd Cla

sq yd Cla

Decimeter

dm

sq dm

Fathom

f

sq f

Foot

ft

sq ft

German Legal Meter

Glm

sq Glm

Inch

in

sq in

Indian Foot

Ind ft

sq Ind ft

Indian Foot (1937)

Ind ft 37

sq Ind ft 37

Indian Foot (1962)

Ind ft 62

sq Ind ft 62

Indian Foot (1975)

Ind ft 75

sq Ind ft 75

Indian Yard

Ind yd

sq Ind yd

Indian Yard (1937)

Ind yd 37

sq Ind yd 37

Indian Yard (1962)

Ind yd 62

sq Ind yd 62

Indian Yard (1975)

Ind yd 75

sq Ind yd 75

Kilometer

km

sq km

Kosaya Sazhen

kszh

sq kszh

League

lg

sq lg

Link

ln

sq ln

Meter

m

sq m

Micrometer

mcm

sq mcm

Mile

mi

sq mi

Millimeter

mm

sq mm

Nautical Mile

nm

sq nm

Rod

r

sq r

Sazhen

szh

sq szh

Sea League

slg

sq slg

Sears Chain

ch Srs

sq ch Srs

Sears Foot

ft Srs

sq ft Srs

Sears Link

ln Srs

sq ln Srs

Sears Yard

yd Srs

sq yd Srs

US Survey Chain

ch US

sq ch US

US Survey Foot

ft US

sq ft US

US Survey Link

ln US

sq ln US

US Survey Mile

mi US

sq mi US

Vershok

vh

sq vh

Verst

ve

sq ve

Yard

yd

sq yd