X6 measuring roof

Outdoor Measurements

Bright environments, large distances and unevenness, place very special demands on laser measures when measuring outdoors. Thanks to innovative technologies and suitable accessories, Leica DISTO laser measurement tools can meet these challenges.

The top edge of a building is targeted with the Leica DISTO D5. The target appears in the Pointfinder display of the laser measure.

Digital Pointfinder

The integrated Pointfinder of the Leica DISTO D5 and X6 allows easy and quick aiming in bright sunlight and at distant objects. Even if the laser point can no longer be seen, the target is clearly visible in the crosshairs on the large, high-resolution colour display of the laser measuring tool. This makes distance measurements over long distances absolutely precise.


Height Profile Measurement

With the Leica DISTO D5 and X6 it is very easy to create a height profile. To do this, the laser measure is placed along the profile line to be determined and a reference point is measured to which the height differences should relate. The individual points are then measured. For each measured point, both the height difference and the distance to the reference point are recorded. The height profile can then be drawn from these values.


A man measures the height profile of a hillside with the Leica DISTO D510 laser measure
A man uses the Leica DISTO S910 laser measure and the P2P function to measure the future course of a path from the steps

Measure Outlines and Points in the Field

Corner points of a property can be easily determined with a laser measurement tool. The Leica DISTO X6 package is ideal for this. In combination with the DISTO Plan App, the contours can be drawn directly as a plan. Important points such as a tree or manhole cover can also be recorded in this way. The data can then be exported as a DWG or DXF file for further processing in CAD.


Determine Excavation Simply

Using a laser measuring tool with P2P Technology and the "Earthworks" function in the DISTO Plan app, the volume of an excavation can be determined. This functionality also allows complex volume measurements that take into account the slope angle between the top and bottom of the excavation.


A man measures an excavation with the Leica DISTO X4 laser measure. The results are displayed directly on the smart phone in the DISTO Plan app


Depending on the application, various laser measures with different functional ranges are available.

Technical data DISTO D5 DISTO X6
Art. No. 950908 950909
Packaging solution Art. No. 950879
(incl. FTA 360 + TRI 75)
(incl. DST 360-X + TRI 120)
Typ. distance measuring accuracy ± 1.0mm ± 1.0 mm
Range 0.05 to 200 m 0.05 to 250 m
Measuring units m, ft, in m, ft, in
Distance in m
Ø of the laser dot in mm
10, 50,100 m
  6, 30, 60 mm
10, 50,100 m
  6, 30, 60 mm
Tilt sensor x x
Tilt sensor accuracy to the laser beam ± 0,2° ± 0,2°
Tilt sensor accuracy to the housing ± 0,2° ± 0,2°
Units in the tilt sensor 0,0°, 0,00 % 0,0°, 0,00 %
Smart Base measuring range

- 64° to > 90° *

Distance in m
Typ. tolerance of the P2P Function
  2, 5, 10 m *

± 2, 5, 10 mm *

Levelling range   ± 5°
Pointfinder with zoom 4x 4x
Picture file format   JPG
CAD data format on device   DXF, CSV*
Memory for last measurements 50  
Memory for reports   300
Memory for CAD files on device   up to 1000 points
Display illumination x x
Free software for Windows® x x
App for iOS and Android x x
Smart Room support x x
General data interface Bluetooth® 5 Bluetooth® 5
USB-C port for Charging and Downloading x (charge only) x
Measurements per set of batteries up to 5'000 ** up to 4'000 **
Service life of batteries up to 10h ** up to 8h **
Multifunctional end piece x x
Automatic reference detection for end piece x x
Tripod thread 1/4" 1/4"
Batteries Li-Ion battery Li-Ion battery
Charging time 3 h 3 h
Protection class IP54 IP65
2 m drop tested   x
Dimensions 144 x 60 x 24 mm 155 x 68 x 25 mm
Weight with batteries 180 g 230 g

*) Applies for usage with DST 360-X
**) reduced when used with Bluetooth® or Leica DST 360-X

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Accessories for Precise Targeting Outdoors

Measurements with a laser measure are only as accurate as the accessories allow them to be. And especially when measuring over long distances, small inaccuracies have a big impact on the measurement result. That is why Leica Geosystems offers a wide range of accessories that fit precisely to the Leica DISTO and the respective application.

A man holds the Leica TPD target plate on a measuring point so that it can be targeted with the Leica DISTO S910 laser measurement tool

Target Plates for Long Distances

For accurate aiming with the digital Pointfinder over long distances and in sunshine, there is the Leica TPD 100 kit. It contains a target plate with easy-to-see markings, a handy aluminium measuring pole and a bubble to align the whole thing vertically. In addition, there are other target plates that increase the range or can be placed directly above a ground marker.


Stable Precision Tripods

A stable and levelled base is crucial for reliable measurements. That is why the tripods in the Leica TRI series are characterised by high stability and robustness. The TRI 200 even has the characteristics of a survey tripod, but is still suitable for use with Leica DISTO instruments due to the ¼'' screw.


Leica DISTO X6 laser measure on the DST 360-X and the TRI 120 tripod
Leica DISTO X6 laser measure on the DST 360-X and the TRI 120 tripod in front of a construction site

Adapter for Precise Aiming

The tripod adapters of the Leica FTA 360 and DST 360 series are stable adapters with fine drive for comfortable and accurate aiming. They facilitate aiming, especially at long distances, and ensure minimal deviations in indirect measurements.