File Extension Library


.ZLAS File Extension

  • Category: GIS, GPS navigation and map Files

What is an .ZLAS file?

.ZLAS file extension has been classified as GIS, GPS navigation and map Files.

.ZLAS is ESRI optimized LiDAR file

The zlas file extension is mostly known to be used for a special, proprietary variant of optimized (compressed) LiDAR files. It was introduced by ESRI in 2013 despite the popularity of open source LAZ format.


How to open:

Apparently, only ESRI software can work with these optimized files.

How to convert:

Probably can be recoverted byck to LAS using ESRI software.

How to Open .ZLAS file on different platforms

Open .ZLAS File on Windows

  • Right-click a .ZLAS
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .ZLAS file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .ZLAS files" Press "Ok"

Open .ZLAS File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .ZLAS file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .ZLAS File on Linux

Right click on the .ZLAS file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .ZLAS File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .ZLAS file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .ZLAS File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .ZLAS files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .ZLAS files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .ZLAS files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .ZLAS file format
  2. You need to check the .ZLAS file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)