LAZ file format description
Many people share .laz files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .laz file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .laz files.
1 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.laz - LASzip Compressed Lidar Data
The LAZ data files are related to LASzip. 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.
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- LASzip Compressed Lidar Data related extensions:
Naturally, other applications may also use the .laz file extension. Even harmful programs can create .laz files. Be especially cautious with .laz files coming from an unknown source!
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 can't open this file:
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 one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.
To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
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:
alz, az, la, laa, las, lax, lwz, lz, lza, maz, oaz, paz
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
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