Trimble Drone Solutions for Waste Management

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 landfill operations measure and manage sites using drone-captured data. With this cloud-based visualization platform you can get 3D site surveys in hours instead of days or weeks. Drones don’t require special training, so you can get accurate, up-to-date surveys as often as you want to fly.

This powerful platform enables you to get accurate airspace numbers for your entire site, or zoom in on an individual cell in seconds, to see where and how much you’ve over or under filled and make corrections as soon as you find an issue. Utilize your survey and weighbridge data to maximize your compaction rates—with a timeline of your landfill, you can track and compare compaction over time and place. Downloadable high-res photos and the visual timeline enable easier, remote inspections.

Features and Benefits:

  • Improve cell and airspace management
  • Ensure top-of-waste (TOW) design conformance
  • Reduce cycle times and vehicle wear by monitoring road grades
  • Optimize traffic plans with up-to-date site maps
  • Safely survey hazardous or hard-to-reach areas
  • Get a visual timeline of site changes to demonstrate regulatory conformance

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.


How Suez use drone surveying and software to manage their landfill sites