.LAS File Extension

There is only one file type that uses the .LAS extension:

LIDAR Data Exchange File

LIDAR Data Exchange File

File created in the standard LAS format, which was developed by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS); stores Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) data that is collected by optical remote sensors; used to exchange LIDAR data between data providers and data consumers.

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

Software's name License Platforms
Blaze3D Blaze3D Free LinuxWindows
Blue Marble Geographics Global Mapper Blue Marble Geographics Global Mapper Commercial Windows
ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop ESRI ArcGIS for Desktop Commercial Windows
Geosoft Oasis montaj Geosoft Oasis montaj Paid Windows
LASUtility LASUtility Free Trial Windows
Safe Software FME Desktop Safe Software FME Desktop Commercial Windows

Updated: September 30, 2014

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