Wild Distomat DI5S

Wild Heerbrugg described the Distomat DI5S as a small, compact, and highly accurate electronic distance measuring instrument. It had a range of up to 5 km with a 3mm + 2ppm standard deviation, and was designed to fit on any Wild theodolite in such a manner that it could be fully transiting. The DI5S was introduced in the mid-1980s. The National Imagery and Mapping Agency transferred this example to the Smithsonian in 2000.
Ref: Wild Heerbrugg, DISTOMAT™ DI5S Operator’s Manual (Heerbrugg, 1986).
Object Name
Wild Heerbrugg
overall: 6 3/8 in x 3 3/4 in x 7 11/16 in; 16.1925 cm x 9.525 cm x 19.4945 cm
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Measuring & Mapping
Surveying and Geodesy
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Surveying and Geodesy
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Wild Heerbrugg. DISTOMAT Wild DI3000

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