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How do I convert a .laz to a .las?


A point cloud is a large collection of points that represent the 3D surface of the area captured by a drone. Point clouds contain the most reliable 3D data possible, but this can also result in large files which is why we've currently chosen to deliver point clouds to our customers in the .laz format. A .laz file is a compressed .las file without the risk of data loss.

However if you or your customers prefer point cloud data in .las files, you can easily use an application, such as CloudCompare, to convert your files in a few quick steps.

1. Open your .laz file in CloudCompare (or similar application)

2. Click on the file name in the left hand pane of the screen.

3. Click on the floppy disk icon in the task bar to save your file and choose the "LAS Cloud" file format

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