Ability to convert xyz point data to LAS format

Idea created by klausbvinformi-dk-esridist Employee on Dec 22, 2011
    Under Consideration
    Score730
    With the the LAS Dataset for ArcGIS 10.1, the need for LAS files have increased. Off-shore industries, Oceanic and Coastal Authorities etc. have vast archives of xyz data stored in ascii, txt, xyz files originating from bathymetric suyveys (mulibeam).
    A conversion tool (like LASTools) that writes XYZ to LAS, enables these "sleeping giants" to come alive in ArcMap/ArcScene.
    Fast contouring is vitial, and very
    Bathymetric data is very dense, often +100 xyz pr. meter square, which, stored in a feature class, is very slow/impossible to visualize.
    LAS Dataset is fantastic, but without LAS data, really no fun.