Convert length units. Easily convert rod to survey feet, convert rd to ft (survey). Many other converters available for free. The rod or perch or pole is a surveyor’s tool and unit of length exactly equal to 5 1 ⁄ 2 yards, 16 1 ⁄ 2 feet, 1 ⁄ 320 of a statute mile or one-fourth of a surveyor’s chain (approximately 5.0292 meters).The rod is useful as a unit of…