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st: New -tmap- FAQ


From   kcrow@stata.com (Kevin Crow, StataCorp)
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: New -tmap- FAQ
Date   Tue, 18 Apr 2006 12:06:39 -0500

Bill Gould and I have written an FAQ "How do I graph data onto a map?" 
which is now available at 

      http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/graphics/tmap.html

The purpose of the FAQ is to provide an introduction into Maurizio Pisati's
-tmap- command, and to provide step-by-step instructions for using it.

Along with that, I have written a new command -shp2dta- that converts ESRI
Shapefiles into the .dta format required by -tmap-.  That program is available
via SSC.  Instructions for installing all the software you need can be found in
the FAQ.

Another useful resource for -tmap- is Friedrich Huebler's blog at
http://huebler.blogspot.com/.

-- Kevin
   kcrow@stata.com
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