Running Statistics on LiDAR data

Discussion created by tomquigley on Mar 2, 2012
Latest reply on Mar 5, 2012 by tomquigley

Have converted large .las file into multipoint data. My intention is to smooth out the data by a method such as Kriging or IDW as i mean to classify by intensity with a different programme and wish to remove clutter for a better, and clearer presentation. Have ran the IDW but all i get is a raster that is of no use as i need to keep point data for reinsertion back into microstation.

my questions

1. Can I run statistical analysis on .las Lidar data without converting to raster.
2. Once .las file is converted is it possible to view the attribute table with additional fields such as intensity and swath angle?
3. Can anyone suggest a method that eradicates the need to use microstation at all?