I am talking about the Esri Optimized LAS file format for compressed LiDAR files (.zlas).
While the uncompressed format (.las) from ASPRS was adopted by practically the entire Remote Sensing and GIS industries (including Esri) and made interoperability among software/platforms an enormous advantage for LiDAR data users, it seems it did not go the same way for compressed LiDAR files.
Is there any technical documentation (from Esri or third parties) comparing
.zlas and rapidlasso's early format .laz, which shows advantages from
I am trying to understand why Esri created
.zlas instead of adopting the early format
.laz (open source).