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LAZ file extension

The table below provides useful information about the .laz file extension. It answers questions such as:

  • What is the .laz file?
  • What program do I need to open a .laz file?
  • How can the .laz file be opened, edited or printed?
  • How can I convert .laz files to another format?

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

✅ 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.
LAZ format description not yet available
Category: Data files
Application: LASzip
Mime-type: application/octet-stream
Magic number: -
Magic string: -
Sample: -
LAZ aliases:
LAZ related links:
LAZ 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.

🚫 The .laz file extension is often given incorrectly!

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

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

Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?

We found the following similar file extensions in our database:

Lidar Data Exchange Format File
Light-O-Rama Animation Sequence
Log ASCII Standard
AnetHelpTool JavaHelp Viewer File
Black Desert Game Data
Hover! Maze File
Mazatrol Program
Project A.R.S.E Brain Data
Lempel-Ziv-Oberhumer Compressed Animation
Ski Stunt Simulator Animation

🔴 Can't open a .laz file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows cannot open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it...

If you don't know how to set the .laz file association, check the FAQ.

🔴 Can I change the extension of files?

Changing the filename extension of a file is not a good idea. When you change a file's extension, you change the way programs on your computer read the file. The problem is, changing the file extension does not change the file format.

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