A nautical mile, 6076.11549 feet, is one minute of latitude. Some define it as a minute of longitude at the equator, which is as nearly the same as made little difference (about 4 feet) until GPS came in and permitted pinpoint accuracy in navigation. A land mile, of course, is 5,280 feet. Why did our ancestors choose such ridiculous numbers as 360, 5280 and so on? Because they didn't use decimals. They needed numbers which could be divided by as many other numbers as possible. Just try working out the factors of 5280! 1 international nautical mile = 1852 metres precisely. This is the definition used in most, if not all, modern circumstances. It's not an SI unit, but is used universally for shipping and aviation, and so 'tolerated' by the SI system. After all, even the SI fanatics can't change the diameter of the earth. Though they can have a good try. Originally, a metre was one ten-millionth of the length of a line from the North Pole to the Equator along the meridian of Paris. Neat. Since then, the meter has gone through various definitions, including the length of an iridium rod kept in paris. Now it is defined as the distance light in a vacuum travels in a 299,792,458th of a second.
A nautical mile is used when on oceans while land miles are used on land.
Just multiply the number of land miles by 0.868976 to get nautical miles.
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There is no such difference between "air miles" and "land miles". The same unit is used for both. "Nautical miles" are slightly longer than the regular miles, though.
To convert from miles (nautical) to miles (statute), multiply by 1.1516.12 nautical miles = 13.8192 miles Convet from Miles to Nautical miles
A nautical mile is longer than a land mile. One nautical mile is equal to 1.15 land miles.
Nautical miles x 1.15078 = land miles.
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A statue mile is the distance typically meant when the word is used without other qualifying words ( e.g. nautical mile). The statue mile is equal to 5,280 ft. A land mile is another term that refers to the statue mile.
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Landmass is a large continuous area of land, either surrounded by sea or contiguous with another landmass. Land area is the area in square kilometres of the land-based portions of standard geographic areas.
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A statute mile is used as the imperial measurement primarily in the USA and UK for land based distances. The statue mile equates to 1609.3 metres to one decimal place. The nautical mile, as the name suggests, is the predominant unit of measurement in the maritime world e.g. sea travel, air travel. The nautical mile equates to exactly 1852 metres. Thus, 1 nautical mile = 1.1508 statute miles
1 nautical mile=1.15077945 miles
138.7 nautical miles = 159.613109 miles
68 miles is 59.09 nautical miles.
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