Trimble Stratus

With Trimble Stratus Software, use drones to map, measure and share accurate information about worksites and assets to make quicker decisions, avoid mistakes and grow profits.


Measure and Manage Your Site Yourself

Get more done with a clear view of where you are and where you're headed.


Features and Benefits

Confidently Plan and Estimate

  • Know what you’re quoting—conduct your own site surveys before the job begins, and whenever changes occur
  • Get frequent, detailed images of site boundaries and protected areas to easily demonstrate your conformance with regulatory requirements
  • Tighter plans and budgets as a result of more frequent and accurate volume data

Survey Frequently and Faster

  • Get accurate, up-to-date topographic surveys whenever you need without having to bring in a survey crew
  • Avoid information bottlenecks by getting answers to questions yourself with an intuitive, web-based tool
  • Survey inaccessible or hazardous areas safely using a drone

Site Volumes

  • Calculate overall material volumes added or removed from pits, stockpiles, cells and drainage channels
  • Measure stockpile volumes more frequently and safely to enable better stockpile management

Communicate Effectively

  • A visual timeline keeps everyone on the same page
  • Track site changes, avoid crossed wires and resolve disputes quickly
  • Fewer site visits needed when people can track progress and inspect work remotely, manage more sites more easily

Design Checks

  • Upload design file to compare actual surface to design surface and track progress
  • Easily measure distances, slopes and heights to compare with site measurements

Trimble Stratus for Aggregates Operations
Aggregates Operations

  • Know the exact volume of material moving in and out of stockpiles and pits to improve inventory management
  • Tailor production to customer demand with more frequent and accurate stockpile and pit volume data
  • Optimize traffic management by ensuring that road grades, widths and cross slopes meet design specifications


  • Track job progress against design
  • Monitor quality
  • Manage subcontractors
  • Capture topos
  • Generate cut and fill maps
  • Perform quick volume calculations of material moved for contract conformance and payment
  • See proof of site changes with a visual timeline
  • Monitor stockpiles and manage inventory
  • Manage pit and blasting operations
  • Inspect equipment and monitor contractors
  • Manage roads and traffic
  • Easily compare pre- and post-blast volumes and measure blast face angles
  • Calculate drill hole depths using drill surface models
  • Inspect blast fragmentation areas safely
  • Manage in-pit stock volumes; and calculate total volumes removed from pit via surface-to-surface comparisons
  • Calculate bench angles and overall pit slope angles, and compare actual-surface-to-shell to track conformance
  • Track changes in slope angles between surveys to better manage slips
  • Improve safety by enabling Geotechs to inspect walls remotely
  • Export 3D DXF and point cloud files to update pit and waste dump designs
  • Optimize traffic plans with a complete, up-to-date site map, and easily direct personnel to where they need to be
  • Reduce cycle times and optimize mobile plant efficiency by tracking haul road design conformance
  • Inspect areas before and after major events such as large rainfall
  • Effectively track the status of your mine
  • Measure stockpile volumes
  • Check road grades
  • Generate topo maps
  • Upload design surfaces to visually track progress against your 3D site survey
  • Compare one survey to another to see changes over time
  • Spot nonconformance issues before they become expensive
  • Get better estimates on your inventory more quickly
  • Monitor landfill progress and productivity
  • Check cell volumes, remaining airspace and density
  • Calculate current, changed and remaining airspace for EPA reporting
  • Increase the productive life of your cells by tracking and maximizing compaction rates over time
  • Improve compliance reporting and airspace management

How It Works



  1. Place ground control
  2. Fly drone over site
  3. Upload ground control
  4. Upload drone images
  5. Dataset is processed
  6. Analyze and share site maps and models

Meet Our Customers

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