LAS File Type

- The quick facts

What are LAS files and how to open them

Are you having problems opening a LAS file or just wondering what they contain? We explain what these files are used for and show you software that we know can open or otherwise handle your files.

What is a LAS file?

LAS files have multiple uses, and ASPRS Lidar Data Exchange Format is one of them.

ASPRS Lidar Data Exchange Format

We have not yet analyzed in detail what these files contain and what they are used for. We're working on it.

How to open LAS files

Important: Different programs may use files with the LAS file extension for different purposes, so unless you are sure which format your LAS file is, you may need to try a few different programs.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 10 different LAS openers which you will find listed below.

Last updated: June 29, 2022

More file formats using the LAS extension

Through our research of LAS files, we know that the following formats exist. However, we have not yet analyzed them in detail.

  • CWLS Log ASCII Standard
  • LAS LiDAR Data

Various apps that use files with this extension

These apps are known to open certain types of LAS files. Remember, different programs may use LAS files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Past-Track ApplicationPast-Track ApplicationUser submitted
Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
cadwork Start Applicationcadwork Start ApplicationUser submitted
Direct Show Ogg Vorbis FilterDirect Show Ogg Vorbis FilterUser submitted
Intel Dynamic Power Performance ManagementIntel Dynamic Power Performance ManagementUser submitted
CadworkCadworkUser submitted
FugroViewerFugroViewerUser submitted
Post Acquisition Tool SuitePost Acquisition Tool SuiteUser submitted
LoanAmortizerLoanAmortizerUser submitted

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