# Convert meters to nautical miles

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meters (m)
1 meters = 5.4×10-4 nautical miles

## Precise decimal and fraction answers

The conversion in nautical miles rounded to six significant decimal places is 1 m = 0.000539957 nmi. The precise fraction answer is 1/1852 nmi.

### Decimal Precision

Conversion from one to ten decimal places

• 1 m = 0.0005 nmi
• 1 m = 0.00054 nmi
• 1 m = 0.000540 nmi
• 1 m = 0.0005400 nmi
• 1 m = 0.00053996 nmi
• 1 m = 0.000539957 nmi
• 1 m = 0.0005399568 nmi
• 1 m = 0.00053995680 nmi
• 1 m = 0.000539956803 nmi
• 1 m = 0.0005399568035 nmi

## How many nautical miles are in a meter?

There are 5.4×10-4 nautical miles in one meter. A meter is 0.054% of a nautical mile. A nautical mile is 185,100% longer than one meter.

## Meters to nautical miles conversion factor and formulas

Formula

The conversion factor between meters and nautical miles is 1,852. This represents the ratio of meters per one nautical mile. To calculate the value in nautical miles, we can either divide by the conversion factor or multiply by its inverse.

### Division

To convert from meters to nautical miles, divide meters by 1,852.
The formula is expressed as:
m ÷ 1,852 = nmi

### Multiplication

Alternatively we can multiply by the inverse conversion factor to get the same result.
The inverse of 1,852 is 1/1,852 or 0.001. To convert from meters to nautical miles, multiply meters by 0.001.
The formula is expressed as:
m × 0.001 = nmi

Converting meters to nautical miles is a conversion between units from separate unit systems - meters are metric (SI) defined units while nautical miles are International Hydrographic .

SI Unit

The meter is the primary unit for measurement of length within the metric (SI) system of measure. It is officially defined as the distance which light travels in 1/299,792,458th of a second in a vacuum. Internationally the meter is usually spelled 'metre', however the prevalent spelling in the United States is 'meter'. Its symbol is the lower case letter m. The meter is the base unit for deriving all other SI units of length eg. kilometer (1,000 meters).

International Hydrographic Unit

The nautical mile is a distance measurement, usually between two geographic points. It is officially defined as being equal to 1,852 meters. The nautical mile, or international nautical mile can be found abbreviated as either M, NM, nmi or nm. Historically the nautical mile was defined as 1/16th of a degree of the earth's latitude. Given this correlation with latitude and longitude, the nautical mile has closely been associated with measurements for navigation. This tradition continues to this day as it remains the unit used to measure distance by the maritime and aviation industries. The prevalent unit of speed over water and air is the knot (nautical miles per hour).

## Reverse this conversion

Convert from nautical miles to meters instead.

## 1 meters to other length units

### Metric

• 1 m = 0.001 km
• 1 m = 1 m
• 1 m = 10 dm
• 1 m = 100 cm
• 1 m = 1,000 mm
• 1 m = 1,000,000 µ
• 1 m = 1×109 nm

### Imperial/U.S.

• 1 m = 6.214×10-4 mi
• 1 m = 1.094 yd
• 1 m = 3.281 ft
• 1 m = 39.37 in

## References and Citations

1. International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) The International System of Units (SI)
2. International Hydrographic Organization Resolutions of the International Hydrographic Organization

m nmi
1 m 5.4×10-4 nmi
2 m 0.001 nmi
3 m 0.002 nmi
4 m 0.002 nmi
5 m 0.003 nmi
6 m 0.003 nmi
7 m 0.004 nmi
8 m 0.004 nmi
9 m 0.005 nmi
10 m 0.005 nmi
m nmi
20 m 0.011 nmi
30 m 0.016 nmi
40 m 0.022 nmi
50 m 0.027 nmi
60 m 0.032 nmi
70 m 0.038 nmi
80 m 0.043 nmi
90 m 0.049 nmi
100 m 0.054 nmi
1,000 m 0.54 nmi