Trimble Stratus

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

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


Industry Applications Details
Civil Construction
  • Tracking progress against the design
  • Quality assurance
  • Subcontractor management
  • Capture topos
  • Create excavation and backfill maps
  • Carry out quick volume calculations of moved material for contract fulfillment and payment
  • Proof of location changes with a visual timeline
  • Monitor and manage inventory
  • Manage mining and blasting operations
  • Inspection of equipment and supervision of contractors
  • Organization of roads and traffic
  • Easily compare the volumes before and after blasting and measure the angle of the blasting surface
  • Calculate borehole depths using borehole surface models
  • Safe inspection of explosion fragment areas
  • Manage the stock volume in the pit and calculate the total volume removed from the pit using surface comparisons
  • Calculate slope angles and pit angles and compare actual surface-to-model to track compliance
  • Tracking of changes in the angle of inclination between measurements in order to better control possible slipping
  • Enhance safety by remotely inspecting walls by geotechnical engineers
  • Export of 3D DXF and point cloud files for updating pit and dump plans
  • Optimization of traffic plans with a complete, up-to-date construction site map and easy guidance of the staff to the intended locations
  • Reduction of cycle times and optimization of the efficiency of mobile systems by tracking the conformity of the transport routes
  • Inspection of areas before and after major events such as heavy rains
  • Effective tracking of the status of your mine
  • Measure the volume of the stockpile
  • Check the road gradient
  • Generate terrain maps
  • Upload planning areas to visually track progress based on your 3D location survey
  • Compare different measurements to see changes over time
  • Uncover non-compliance issues before they get expensive
  • Faster, better inventory estimates
  • Monitor landfill progress and productivity
  • Check cell volume, remaining air space 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
  • Improvement of compliance reporting and airspace management

How It Works

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

Mobile Map Add-On


Contractors can use the Trimble Stratus mobile map add-on to generate and share simple, interactive maps from the office to the field.

Field teams can use the maps to work collaboratively, understand designs, and check earthworks progress. A realistic, aerial view helps them stay informed and orient themselves on the ground.

Each map has a unique URL that opens on any browser, any device—without the need to install apps or remember login details.

  • Understand the design relative to location and the current state of the project
  • Share earthworks progress quantities and perform cut/fill elevation checks
  • Show utility layouts to improve awareness and reduce risks associated with underground services

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