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DIN Standards Committee Building and Civil Engineering


Optics and optical instruments - Ancillary devices for geodetic instruments - Part 2: Tripods (ISO 12858-2:2020)


This document specifies the most important requirements of telescopic tripods for surveying instruments and the connection between instrument and tripod. The requirements in this document enable instruments and tripods of different manufacturers to be joined to one another, without prejudicing their performance and their usefulness. This document is applicable to tripods which are used for levels, theodolites, tacheometers, GPS equipment, EDM instruments and in combination with targets, reflectors, antennae, etc.



Planned document number

DIN ISO 12858-2

Project number


Responsible national committee

NA 005-03-04 AA - Geodetic and surveying instruments (national mirror committee for ISO/TC 172/SC 6)  

Responsible international committee

ISO/TC 172/SC 6/WG 4 - Field procedures and ancillary devices  

previous edition(s)

Optics and optical instruments - Ancillary devices for geodetic instruments - Part 2: Tripods (ISO 12858-2:1999 + Amd.1:2013)

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