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SHP2DTA: Stata module to converts shape boundary files to Stata datasets

Kevin Crow ()
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Kevin Crow: StataCorp LP

Statistical Software Components from Boston College Department of Economics

Abstract: shp2dta reads a shape (.shp) and dbase (.dbf) file from disk and converts them into Stata datasets. The shape and dbase files must have the same name and be saved in the same directory. The user-written command tmap can use the two datasets that shp2dta creates. shp2dta can convert only polygon shapefiles (type 5).

Language: Stata
Requires: Stata version 9.1
Keywords: tmap; shape files; maps (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2006-04-07, Revised 2015-07-17
Note: This module should be installed from within Stata by typing "ssc install shp2dta". The module is made available under terms of the GPL v3 ( Windows users should not attempt to download these files with a web browser.
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