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GOELEVATION: Stata module to compute elevation for latitude and longitude from Google


  • Chamara Anuranga

    (Institute for Health Policy, Sri Lanka)

  • J.V. Jayanthan

    (University of Calgary)

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goelevation can be used for two purposes. If the location has gps codes from latitude and longitude this program will calculate the elevation for each point using google map data (API). If two locations specify usign latitude and longitude this will calculate elevation for straight line between these two (or more than two) locations. This program has been tested with decimal degrees. Internet connection is necessary in order to run this program.

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  • Chamara Anuranga & J.V. Jayanthan, 2014. "GOELEVATION: Stata module to compute elevation for latitude and longitude from Google," Statistical Software Components S457946, Boston College Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:boc:bocode:s457946
    Note: This module should be installed from within Stata by typing "ssc install goelevation". 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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