Files with laz file extension can be found as losslessly compressed variant of LiDAR exchange format.

There is one other file type using
the LAZ file extension!

empty icon.laz - LiquidApps project

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Software that open laz file

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LAZ file extension - Compressed LiDAR data

What is laz file? How to open laz files?

File type specification:

GIS, GPS navigation and map file type icon GIS, GPS navigation and map file type

The laz file extension is nowadays mostly known to be used for a specially compressed variant of LiDAR format (.las). It is created using the open-source LASzip.

A typical .laz file is up to 20x smaller compared to original .las files.

This laz file type entry was marked as obsolete and no longer supported file format.

This type of file is no longer actively used and is most likely obsolete. This is typically the case for system files in old operating systems, file types from long discontinued software, or previous versions of certain file types (like documents, projects etc.) that were replaced in higher versions of their original programs.

The default software associated to open laz file:

LASZip picture or screenshot

LASZip  Microsoft Windows software

Company or developer:
rapidlasso GmbH

LASzip - a free open source product of rapidlasso GmbH - quickly turns bulky LAS files into compact LAZ files without information loss.

Help how to open:

Specialized GIS viewers should be able to handle this file type.

How to convert:

There probably exists a way to recover the original .las files from this compressed .laz files.

Find converter to laz file type:

las to laz

List of recommended software applications associated to the .laz file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open laz file, edit laz file, convert laz file, view laz file, play laz file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Applications that export laz file - Compressed LiDAR data

Programs supporting the exension laz on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about LASZip for export laz file action.

Microsoft Windows:

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