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Re: Maps request: EU-27 countries (spmap, shp2dta)

From   Niels Schenk <>
To   <>
Subject   Re: Maps request: EU-27 countries (spmap, shp2dta)
Date   Mon, 15 Nov 2010 09:43:50 +0100

Dear François,

Would you please briefly summarize the method you have found in R, or
provide a link to the information that you used? This would help me and
possibly also other statalist members. 
This weekend I have been struggling with the same issue that you had.
After some searching I found out how to select one municipality from a
national shapefile of the Netherlands. 
My solution that worked in Stata: 
- download and install the freeware program QGIS at
- open the original shapefile in QGIS by adding a vector layer
- selecting the areas you need (right click on the map, go to attribute
table and select areas based on the attributes provided)
- go to layer - export selection as vector file

This gives you a shapefile that you can import into stata using



On Mon, 15 Nov 2010 00:32:42 +0100, François Briatte
<> wrote:
> Dear all,
> As a brief follow-up, I have found a way to use the shapefiles
> mentioned below with R, in a way that produces exactly the kind of map
> I was aiming at producing. Problem solved, then.
> Best regards,
> François

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