A nautical mile is a unit of distance used in marine navigation and marine forecasts. It is equal to 1.15 statute miles or 1852 meters. It is also the length of 1 minute of latitude. In aviation, distance is measured in nautical miles, with the exception of visibility, which is usually stated or forecasted in statute miles. Given here is an online nautical miles to statute miles conversion calculator to convert between nautical miles and statute miles.