BackpackGearTest.org Conversion Utility Version 2.2

Instructions at bottom of page.
 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Enter the measurement you want to convert from in the left text box.
  2. Select the units type of the units you entered.
  3. The conversion will appear in the right text box.

 

TABLE OF UNIT EQUIVALENCIES
Distance and Length
Unit Abbreviation Multiplied by Equals Unit Abbreviation
millimeters mm 0.0394 inches in
centimeters cm 0.394 inches in
centimeters cm 0.0328 feet ft
meters m 39.4 inches in
meters m 1.1 yards yd
kilometers km 3,281 feet ft
kilometers km 0.621 miles mi
         
inches in 25.4 millimeters mm
inches in 2.54 centimeters cm
inches in 0.254 meters m
feet ft 30.48 centimeters cm
yards yd 0.9144 meters m
miles mi 1.609 kilometers km
         
Mass and Weight
grams g 0.035 ounces oz
kilograms kg 2.2 pounds lb
metric ton mt 1.102 ton t
         
ounces oz 28 grams g
pounds lb 0.4536 kilograms kg
tons t 0.9072 metric tons mt
         
Volume
cubic centimeters cm^3 0.061 cubic inches in^3
cubic meters m^3 35.31 cubic feet ft^3
cubic meters m^3 1.308 cubic yards yd^3
         
cubic inches in^3 16.393 cubic centimeters cm^3
cubic feet ft^3 0.03 cubic meters m^3
cubic yards yd^3 0.76 cubic meters m^3
         
Liquid Measure
milliliters ml 0.02957 fluid ounces fl oz
liters L or l 2.13 pints pt
liters L or l 1.0567 quarts qt
         
teaspoons tsp 5 milliliters ml
tablespoons tbsp 15 milliliters ml
fluid ounces fl oz 29.57 milliliters ml
cups c 0.24 liters L or l
pints pt 0.4732 liters L or l
quarts qt 0.9464 liters L or l
US gallons US gal 3.785 liters L or l
         
Area
centimeters squared cm^2 0.155 inches squared in^2
meters squared m^2 1.196 yards squared yd^2
kilometers squared km^2 0.3861 miles squared mi^2
         
inches squared in^2 6.452 centimeters squared cm^2
feet squared ft^2 0.0929 meters squared m^2
yards squared yd^2 0.836 meters squared m^2
acres a 0.405 hectares ha
miles squared mi^2 2.59 kilometers squared km^2
         
Temperature   Formula    
Celsius C (degrees C x 9/5 ) + 32 = Fahrenheit F
Fahrenheit F (degrees F - 32) x 5/9 = Celsius C

Rules for Measurements.  (From the Survival Guide)

  1. Including information in both Imperial and Metric units is required, when applicable.
    1. BGT provides a handy Converter.  The converter provides standard abbreviations.
    2. Standard abbreviations and unit measurements should be followed when possible.
      1. Always abbreviate units when reporting numerical information.
        1. Example: "Each pole weighs 10 oz (283 g)."
      2. The singular abbreviation is always acceptable, for singular or plural values; some non-metric units are frequently used in the plural form (e.g. oz, lb, in), and therefore that too is acceptable.
        1. Example: "10 oz" or "4 lb" are OK, and preferred.
        2. Example: "10 ozs" or "4 lbs" are also OK.
        3. Example: "10 m" is OK, but 10 meters cannot be "10 ms"
      3. You do not need a period (".") after a unit abbreviation.
        1. Example: "4 oz" is better than "4 oz."
      4. Always put a space between the number and unit.  See examples above.
      5. Spell out the unit as a word when using it in a non-numerical context.
        1. Example: "All measurements were made in millimeters unless otherwise indicated."
      6. When starting a sentence with a number and unit, both must be spelled out as words (this is something to avoid, if possible), e.g., "One thousand six hundred and eighty-seven kilograms of beef were turned into jerky."
      7. Percent is not abbreviated, but is symbolized by the familiar "%" symbol.
      8. For a list of unit equivalents, see the table at the bottom of this chapter.
      9. When including measurements, use units that are appropriate for the scale.
        1. When giving general measurements keep conversions general.
          1. Example: "5,000 ft (1,500 m) peaks" not "1,524 m"
          2. Example: "1,500 m (5,000 ft) peaks" not "4,921 ft"
        2. When giving specific measurements, keep conversions specific.
          1. Example: "5 ft (1.52 m)"
          2. Example: "5 m (16.4 ft)"
        3. When appropriate, round to two decimal places.  (See above example.)
          1. When giving very precise measurements, such as those for machined parts, it may be necessary to provide further decimal places for accuracy.  In no case give more than four decimal places for any number.
        4. Use similar scale in conversions.
          1. In the example above, "5 ft", 1.52 m or 152 cm are acceptable to the scale.  You should not use 1,520 mm.
          2. In the example above, "5 m", 16.4 ft or 5.47 yd are acceptable to the scale.  You should not use 197 inches.
  2. Currency values should not be converted.
    1. "$" on its own means US dollars.
    2. "" on its own means UK pounds.
    3. Any other currency should be normally given as the official three-letter abbreviation, but provided it is unambiguous and obvious, it can be given as the country + symbol.
      1. Example: "$43" or "US $43" or "USD43" are all US dollars.
      2. Example: "27" or "GB 27" or "GBP27" are all UK pounds.
      3. Example: "AUD53" or "AUS $53" are both Australian dollars.