Trimble Drone Solutions for Aggregates

Everyone reports to somebody. Collaboration and reporting should be painless, but collaboration challenges occur at each stage of a project. Ensuring parties have the right information to understand a project’s needs and complete their work on time, on budget, and to specifications is critical to success.

Trimble Stratus manages sharable, version-controlled 3D site surveys that resolve these issues. Uploaded design surfaces can be viewed at any time against any survey captured from your site–housing everything in the same place:

  • Present and past surveys
  • Designs
  • Iterations
  • Notes
  • Reports

and, of course, all in the file formats you require. Additionally, Stratus produces readable, ready-to-go reports in both CSV and PDF file types that are exported simply and quickly.

Since Trimble Stratus is a browser-based tool, anyone with an internet browser can use it without installing complicated programs. This makes access and collaboration, whether with the head office or your on-site team, painless and closes the information gap between you and your site. Essentially, Trimble Stratus is true collaboration using a single source of truth.

Work and Plan with Confidence

Trimble Stratus software helps aggregate operations use drones to map, measure and share accurate information about their worksites and assets. Regular drone surveys provide up-to-date information to quarry managers, project stakeholders, and operators. Stratus reduces people-to-machine interactions by surveying hazardous or inaccessible areas safely using a drone. With Stratus you have the ability to survey the site whenever you need to without bringing in a survey crew. With Stratus, you can make better informed, data-driven decisions faster, avoid mistakes, and grow profits by always having the right information on hand.

Features and Benefits:

  • Measure stockpile, pit, and blast volumes in minutes
  • Compare actual-surface-to-shell to track conformance
  • Keep a close eye on haul roads and pit faces
  • Inspect equipment and monitor contractors
  • Compare actual-surface-to-shell to track and demonstrate your conformance with regulatory requirements
  • Calculate bench angles and overall pit slope angles for shell conformance
  • Export PDF reports, 3D DXF, and point cloud files to update pit and waste dump designs
  • Calculate drill hole depths using drill surface models
  • Inspect blast fragmentation areas safely
  • Tailor production to customer demand with more frequent and accurate stockpile and pit volume data

Safety and Environmental Responsibility

Get frequent, detailed images of operations and protected areas to easily demonstrate your conformance with regulatory requirements. Get overall site images for inspection works and track changes in slope angles to better manage slips.

How it Works

Fly Your Project

Fly your project with a drone and ground control

Upload Your Data

Upload your data to Trimble Stratus

Get Your Survey

Get an accurate 3D site survey within 24 hours


Trimble Stratus, combined with the Propeller PPK Drone Solution, provides one of the most reliable, fully integrated systems for collecting highly accurate drone data on your worksite—without the hassle and complications of traditional surveying workflows.

Training and Consulting

Trimble Stratus offers assistance to get your site up and running. SITECH’s dedicated customer success team has the aerial mapping and drone operation experience to get you where you need to be.

Trimble Stratus - Drone Data Platform for Aggregates Operations