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st: tmap and point counts per spatial area

From   "Andre Duszynski" <>
Subject   st: tmap and point counts per spatial area
Date   Tue, 14 Oct 2008 12:06:15 +1030


I've stumbled across tmap as an option for thematic mapping but am
wondering to what extent can spatial joins be undertaken within Stata
- i'm currently using MapInfo to do these before bringing the data
back into Stata 10.

Is it possible to import spatial regions (import polygons through
mif2data; MapInfo Australian census statistical collection districts)
and a related .dta which contains geocoded clinical information (point
data; individual summary records with lats and longs), and then use
Stata to undertake a count of points per region?

Andre Duszynski.
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