LAS File

Did your computer fail to open a LAS file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .LAS files.

What is a LAS file?

A .LAS file is a CWLS Log ASCII Standard file. Through our analysis of LAS files, we know that one use of the format is CWLS Log ASCII Standard. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

We have not yet verified any programs for Windows that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

What else are .LAS files used for?

While CWLS Log ASCII Standard is a popular type of LAS-file, we know of 2 different uses of the .LAS extension.

The LAS file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So a LAS opener may not be able to open all kinds of LAS files. In this case, look through both formats to make sure you find the best suited LAS viewer.

LAS LiDAR data

Through our analysis of LAS files, we know that one use of the format is LAS LiDAR data. We have not yet described in detail what these files contain and what they are used for, but our team is working tiredlessly through thousands of file formats. We'd love hearing from you if you have information about the format.

We have not yet verified any programs for Windows that work with this specific file format. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Various LAS file openers, viewers, etc.

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
ERDAS IMAGINEERDAS IMAGINEUser submitted
FugroViewerFugroViewerUser submitted
Post Acquisition Tool SuitePost Acquisition Tool SuiteUser submitted
LoanAmortizerLoanAmortizerUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with LAS-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with LAS-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!