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Re: Any difference between EU and US mappings?
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2015, 11:15:31 AM »
Or furlongs! :150:
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Re: Any difference between EU and US mappings?
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2015, 11:34:32 AM »
I prefer chains to furlongs as you get 10 x as many  :001:

Just for the you western Atlantic types, a chain is the length of a cricket pitch too
We still used them at school in the 70s, actual chains that were 22 yards long in some sort of surveying lesson, the purpose of which is lost somewhere in my scrambled brain.

It doesn't convert to metric so I won't bother  :016:



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Re: Any difference between EU and US mappings?
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2015, 10:36:11 PM »
20.1168 metres  :164: :180:
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Re: Any difference between EU and US mappings?
« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2015, 11:19:47 PM »
10 square chains is an acre: likewise: a strip of land 1 furlong long by 1 chain wide is also an acre.

Introduced in the 1600s as a quick way of surveying land ( principally agricultural land)
In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, however, there is.

 


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