What is a LAZ file?

In this short article you will learn what a LAZ file is.

What is a LAZ File?

A LAZ file is a compressed LIDAR data file used by several point cloud data programs. LIDAR stands for Light Detection And Ranging, and it is a type of remote sensing that uses laser pulses to measure distance. The data collected by LIDAR can be used to create three-dimensional models of an area. LAZ files are often used because they can provide a high level of detail while still being relatively small in size. To view the contents of a LAZ file, you will need to use a program that supports this file type such as Equator. Once you have opened the file, you will be able to view the point cloud data and interact with it in various ways.

Frequently Asked Questions

LAZ stands for LASzip because it is a zipped version of a LAS file.