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


  • Kevin Crow

    () (StataCorp LP)


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).

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  • Kevin Crow, 2006. "SHP2DTA: Stata module to converts shape boundary files to Stata datasets," Statistical Software Components S456718, Boston College Department of Economics, revised 17 Jul 2015.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s456718
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