How to open LAS files

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

What is a LAS file?

The LAS file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different programs may use the LAS file type for different types of data.

We are aware of 2 different uses of the LAS extension, which you can read more about below.

CWLS Log ASCII Standard

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 verified any programs yet that works with this specific format. If you know any, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

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 verified any programs yet that works with this specific format. If you know any, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below. Thanks!

Software that will open, convert or fix LAS files

These apps are known to open certain types of LAS files. Since many different programs may use LAS files for different purposes, you may need to try a few of the apps to open your specific LAS file.

Microsoft OfficeMicrosoft OfficeUser submitted
cadwork Start Applicationcadwork Start ApplicationUser submitted
Direct Show Ogg Vorbis FilterDirect Show Ogg Vorbis FilterUser submitted
CadworkCadworkUser submitted
Notepad2Notepad2User submitted
RadLight MPC DirectShow FilterRadLight MPC DirectShow FilterUser submitted
Win32PadWin32PadUser submitted
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator DriverIntel Graphics Media Accelerator DriverUser submitted
Past-Track ApplicationPast-Track ApplicationUser submitted
Intel Dynamic Power Performance ManagementIntel Dynamic Power Performance ManagementUser submitted
We have not verified any programs that we know for certain can work with LAS-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with LAS-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!