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LAS File Extension

LAS file extension is created by ASPRS, also known as LIDAR Data Exchange File. LAS has been classified as Data Files. This File type categories under Zip, Text, Binary and XML, however, the format of this file format has not been determined yet. You can open LAS files in LASUtility program.

LIDAR Data Exchange File Type

LIDAR Data Exchange File Type
Extension .las
Developer ASPRS
Popularity 5.0 (467 Votes)
Mime Type mime-type/not.available
Default Program LASUtility
Category Data Files
Format Binary
Updated 7/1/2024

What is a LAS File Type?

The LAS was developed in response to the growing number of proprietary LIDAR file formats. It is also designed to overcome some of the complexities of the existing data. All SAL files are stored in a binary format.

Free online LAS Tools & Apps

We have also the free online .LAS (LIDAR Data Exchange File) file extension apps that can allow to view, edit, convert from to LAS, merge, split and compare the LAS files without installing anything on your system. Please click on the links to explore the complete list of details for each required feature.

LAS Files Common Issues

There are few common issues with the LIDAR Data Exchange File .LAS File Extensions while opening the .LAS files on Windows and MacOs, we have solution to those issues such as:

Can't Open LAS Files?

  1. You must have supported software programs installed for LIDAR Data Exchange File on your system such as LASUtility.
  2. Associate default Lasutility LASUtility program for *.las (LIDAR Data Exchange File) files.

    Associate LAS Default Program on Windows
    1. Right-click a *.LAS (e.g example.las) file and click Open With.
    2. In the Open with dialog box, click Lasutility LASUtility program Or click Browse to locate the program (*.exe) that you want.
    3. Select check box for Always use this app to open .las files.

    Associate LAS Default Program on MacOs
    1. Click *.LAS (e.g example.las) file and click information -> Open With.
    2. In the programs list, click Lasutility LASUtility program Or other appropriate program that you want.
    3. Confirm Change for all... and Contine.
    4. A message will appear "This change will be applied to all files with .LASUtility extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection", click Contine to apply changes.

Related LAS File Extensions

LAS default file extension is .LAS and other similer related extensions are:

All Platform Software Programs for LAS File Extension

List of all softwares that can open the LAS files on each platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Web and Android, you may click the each software link for more details for other supported formats for each software and the verified direct download links for each software with complete lisensing details.

Microsoft Windows logo image Open LAS File on Windows

Software License Developer
ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop image. ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop 10 for Windows Commercial ESRI
Safe Software FME Desktop image. Safe Software FME Desktop 2014 for Windows Commercial Safe Software
Blue Marble Geographics Global Mapper image. Blue Marble Geographics Global Mapper 16 for Windows Commercial Blue Marble Geographics
LassoSoft Lasso image. LassoSoft Lasso 000 for Windows Free Trial LassoSoft Lasso
LASUtility image. LASUtility 000 for Windows blohani/LASUtility/LASUtility.html LASUtility
Golden Software Surfer image. Golden Software Surfer 13 for Windows Commercial Golden Software

MacOs logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen LAS File on Mac OS

Software License Developer
LassoSoft Lasso image. LassoSoft Lasso 000 for MacOs Free Trial LassoSoft Lasso

Linux logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen LAS file on Linux

Software License Developer
Blaze3D image. Blaze3D 000 for Linux Free Blaze3D

Website logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen LAS file on Web

Software License Developer

iOS logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen LAS file on iOS

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Android logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen LAS file on Android

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About Licensing

  1. Free Trial This software are often used for an attempt period, like 14 days, before requiring payment. Some trial versions have a reduced feature set.
  2. Free This software is liberal to use. Examples include open-source , freeware software, like free programs supported by advertising.
  3. Free+ This software is liberal to download and use, but contains in-app purchases (IAP) to unlock additional content or functionality.
  4. Paid This software must be purchased so as to use it. it's going to be offered as a perpetual license or ongoing subscription.
  5. Included with OS This software is bundled with an OS , like Windows, macOS, or Android.

LAS file extension icon image.About LAS - LIDAR Data Exchange File

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Updated 7/1/2024

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