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Re: st: Using spmap: where to find polygon coordinate data for Canada (or elsewhere)


From   Friedrich Huebler <fhuebler@gmail.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Using spmap: where to find polygon coordinate data for Canada (or elsewhere)
Date   Sun, 12 Sep 2010 15:47:25 -0400

Phil,

Try GeoBase.

http://www.geobase.ca

Friedrich

On Sun, Sep 12, 2010 at 2:44 PM, Philip Jones <pjones8@uwo.ca> wrote:
> Hello,
>
> I am interested in using the spmap program to provide visualization of spatial data in Canada, however I do not know where to obtain the polygon data.
>
> An online help page from Stata (http://www.stata.com/support/faqs/graphics/tmap.html for use with an older version of spmap) refers to using either ESRI shapefiles or the Mapinfo formats. I have tried to find these online, but to no avail.
>
> Are there any free sources of polygon coordinate data for regions of the world that anyone on Statalist knows of? Or, is it necessary to purchase these coordinates from a commercial source?
>
> Many thanks for any answers!
>
> Phil
> ____________________________________________________________________
> Philip M G Jones, MD, FRCPC
>
> Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
> Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
> University of Western Ontario
> London Health Sciences Centre
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