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st: Re: Error using shp2dta


From   Friedrich Huebler <huebler@rocketmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   st: Re: Error using shp2dta
Date   Fri, 5 May 2006 16:25:41 -0700 (PDT)

Taavi,

Have you tried the combination of the DOS program SHP2MIF and the
Stata command -mif2dta-? Details at this page:

http://huebler.info/2005/20051106_tmap.html

Stata can continue in spite of errors with the -capture- command.

Friedrich Huebler

--- Taavi Lai <taavi.lai@ut.ee> wrote:
> Dear statalist,
> 
> After downloading a number of Europe shape files I tried to convert
> all 
> these to suite -tmap- using -shp2dta- but got an error message
> (output below).
> That raised two questions:
> 
> 1) do you have suggestions how to improve the code (or were to look
> for solution) so that the do file wouldn't abort in case of errors
> 2) I guess that shapefile causing the error is not of a type
> suitable 
> for -shp2dta- and therefore - is there a way to make these suitable
> for -shp2dta-
> 
> Best regards,
> Taavi
> 
> . fs  *.shp
> bndnetarcs.shp    hydronetpols.shp  miscpolypols.shp 
> translnkarcs.shp  
> transnetpols.shp
> bndnetpols.shp    misclinkarcs.shp  poppointpnts.shp 
> translnknods.shp  
> vegpolyarcs.shp
> hydronetarcs.shp  misclinkpnts.shp  poppolyarcs.shp  
> translnkpnts.shp  
> vegpolypols.shp
> hydronetnods.shp  miscpolyarcs.shp  poppolypols.shp  
> transnetarcs.shp
> 
> .
> . foreach f in `r(files)' {
>   2.         local pos=strpos("`f'",".")
>   3.         local f = substr("`f'",1,`pos'-1)
>   4.         quiet: shp2dta using `f', database("`f'_database") 
> coordinates("`f'_coordinates") replace
>   5. }
> bndnetarcs.shp: polygon shapefile required
> r(610);
> 
> end of do-file
> r(610);


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