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Details of extension .laz

1 extension(s) and 0 alias(es) in our database

Below, you can find answers to the following questions:

  • What is the .laz file?
  • Which program can create the .laz file?
  • Where can you find a description of the .laz format?
  • What can convert .laz files to a different format?
  • Which MIME-type is associated with the .laz extension?
LASzip Compressed Lidar Data .laz file icon

LASzip Compressed Lidar Data

LAZ file is a LASzip Compressed Lidar Data. Lidar (LIght Detection And Ranging) is a remote sensing technology that measures distance by illuminating a target with a laser and analyzing the reflected light. The LAS file format is a public file format for the interchange of LIDAR data between vendors and customers.
Detailed description not available
Category: Data files
Application: LASzip
Program name: -
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic bytes (HEX): -
Magic string (ASCII): -
Related extensions:
Lidar Data Exchange Format File
Lidar E57 Point Cloud Data
RiScan Pro Point Cloud Data

Other types of files may also use the .laz file extension. If you have helpful information about .laz extension, write to us!

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

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The .laz filename extension is often given incorrectly!

According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:

lax (1), laa (1), az (1), oaz (1), lza (1), lwz (1), las (1), la (1), alz (1), paz (1), maz (1), lz (1)

Can't open a .laz file?

If you want to open a .laz file on your computer, you just need to have the appropriate program installed. If the .laz association isn't set correctly, you may receive the following error message:

Windows can't open this file:

File: example.laz

To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To change file associations:

  • Right-click a file with the extension whose association you want to change, and then click Open With.
  • In the Open With dialog box, click the program whith which you want the file to open, or click Browse to locate the program that you want.
  • Select the Always use the selected program to open this kind of file check box.

Supported operating systems

Windows Server 2003/2008/2012/2016, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X, iOS, Android