Metric units may seem mysterious, but they follow the same logic as American ones. Like inches and square footage, centimeters and square meters are two different types of measurement units, but the former measurement can be a basis for the latter one. The trick is to measure the area's dimensions in centimeters, convert them into meters and then multiply the meter measurements together to obtain area in meters squared. Following this method can add another dimension to your measurements.

Find the dimensions measured in centimeters. In this example, the area is triangular with a base of 1,000 centimeters and an height of 1,500 centimeters.

Convert the dimensions to meters by dividing by 100. For this example, dividing 1,000 centimeters by 10 equals 10 meters, and 1,500 centimeters divided by 100 equals 15 meters.

Find the square meters of the area. In this example, the area is triangular, and triangular area is defined as half of the base multiplied by the height. The base of 10 meters multiplied the height of 15 meters results in 150 meters squared, and half of that is 75 meters squared.