Getting Started with the DirtMate Dashboard

What is the DirtMate Dashboard?

The DirtMate Dashboard provides custom views of specific areas, time frames, and data to deliver clear insights into the productivity and usage of your DirtMate-equipped machines. 

If you have DirtMates on your site and have the necessary permission to view DirtMate data, you can click on DIRTMATE in the global navigation menu to access the DirtMate Dashboard. 

Setting Up the DirtMate Dashboard

When you first open the DirtMate Dashboard, you will select the parameters, including the Site, the Area, and the Time frame. 

The Site

Select the site within your portal with active DirtMates on it.  

The Area

Select the specific area of the Site you are interested in. By default, the whole Site, based on the original drone flight, is used as the area of interest. Any other areas of interest must be promoted from the home view. 

The Time Frame

Lastly, you can select the date range of the data, from as short as a single day to as long as 30 consecutive days. All views will show daily values except for a single-day view, which will show an hourly breakdown of the data.

The Time-Picker, found under Custom date range, lets you select both a date range and a time of day for greater flexibility when analyzing production quantities in the DirtMate Dashboard. 


Please note that DirtMate sites use the worksite timezone. If you prefer, you can change this setting to match your local (or browser) time zone. 

In SETTINGS, toggle the Date and time on or off, depending on your preference.


You can view historical data for any time DirtMates have been active on the site. To change any of these parameters, select the respective dropdown menu.


Using the DirtMate Dashboard

The DirtMate Dashboard contains various widgets for analyzing your site data. You can toggle the widgets on and off by opening the View options on the right side of the screen.

Overview Map

The overview map is the most recent orthophoto image (drone survey) available from the home view for the selected time frame. 

  • When using a computer, navigate the map by clicking and dragging your mouse to pan. To adjust the zoom, double-click to zoom in or use the plus and minus buttons in the bottom right corner of the map. 

  • If using a touch screen device, hold and drag in the map to pan, and use two fingers to pinch to zoom. Use the plus and minus buttons to zoom in and out. 

The overview map has two independently enabled functions: 1) the Volume Compare Heatmap and 2) Machines and Trails. 

In the Volume Compare Heatmap, you can see a cut/fill heatmap for the area you have selected, comparing the start and end times of the time frame selected. You also can view the heatmap and total volume between the most recent surface and a chosen design. 

Below the map, you can see the total volume moved, the volume of cut and fill, and the net volume moved in the selected time frame. 


When the Machines and Trails widget first loads, all DirtMate-equipped machines on that site will appear on the Overview Map. To see the machine trails for a specific DirtMate-equipped machine, click on it in the Overview Map. Click the “X” next to the machine name above the map to clear the filter.

You can change the machine trail time frame by sliding the yellow bar under the map area.

  • Slide the dot to view a different part of the available time frame with the set duration. 
  • Click on the gear icon to change the duration of the machine trails shown. 
  • Use the buttons under the slider bar to move the machine trail time range forward or back by 10 minutes.

Cut/Fill Totals

This is the summary of volumes for the area and time frame selected.

Surface to surface: This calculation shows the difference between two selected surfaces - DATE and DATE. It does not include any rework that may have occurred between these two dates.

Cumulative volume: This calculation shows you the total cut/fill for the selected time frame - 1 day(s). Use this calculation if rework has been performed and you want to know the total volume moved.


Cut/Fill Progress

You can view the cut and fill progress of the area and time frame you’ve selected as a bar chart or table. 

To remove unnecessary data, you can set the start and end time of the data rather than having to view data from the entire day by default.

The total cut/fill is the surface comparison between the start date and end date of the time frame selected. These totals over the chosen time frame may not equal the sum of the daily totals due to rework. 



Click the download button in the top-right corner of the table to download the data as a CSV file for use in third-party platforms.



Machine Utilization

The Machine Utilization widget allows you to visualize, compare, and categorize the working, loading, and idling time of each machine in the area and time frame you have selected. You can focus on the utilization statistics for a single machine by selecting it in the Overview Map. 

The table sorts the machines by working time, with the highest working time at the top of the table. The legend in the top left corner of the table shows the utilization totals for the time frame selected.

The bar below each machine shows the percentage of time it was running during the selected time frame.

When viewing multiple days of data, you can click on the dropdown menu to the right of a machine’s name to see the machine’s utilization by day. Clicking on a particular day will change the time frame for the entire dashboard to that specific day. The working (green), loading (blue), idling (red), and off (black) times will be displayed at the time they occurred.


If the machine has been working outside of the selected area, the bar will be thinner and more transparent. These hours are not included in the totals shown. 

Timestamp Toggle

When analyzing machine utilization, you can now click on an individual machine's utilization tracker to view the precise start and end timestamps and duration for each state.


The weather widget gives environmental context for the progress and machine data you’re looking at in the DirtMate Dashboard.


Multi-day time frames show an overview of the weather that day. Daily time frames show an overview of the weather for each hour. 


I still can't do it!

We wrote these articles to equip you with everything you need to get the job done on your own, but we understand that sometimes this isn't sufficient.


If you're stuck, the Propeller support team may be able to help. You can contact our support team by emailing or by clicking the support tab on the top-right corner of the portal.